Kanamean Nishitomiya : Best Luxury Ryokan in Kyoto

After a few days in Tokyo, we were ready to see the traditional and quieter side of Japan.  We flew from Haneda airport to Itami, Osaka instead of taking the Shinkansen bullet train so that we can take a quick look at Mt Fuji from the top.  We hired a Read More …

10 Best Places to see Mt Fuji

Rising 3776 meters above sea level, Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and its most iconic landmark. On our recent trip to Japan, seeing this mountain a little closer topped our list and we researched the best places to see Mt Fuji from. Images of this nearly perfect, solitary volcano have Read More …

Two Week Itinerary for Japan in Winter: Torii gates, Temples, Ninja Lessons, Playing in the Snow

Visiting Japan – the Land of the rising sun, red-lacquered bridges, orange Torii gates and the sacred Mt Fuji has been on our wishlist for a while now.  We finally got to visit during Japan in Winter. Given that our school breaks never coincide with the time when the beautiful Read More …