Category Archives: Travel

Tokyo On The Go: Maximum Relaxation Near Mt. Fuji

One of the highlights of this trip (or any of the other Japanese trips I’ve taken) was an overnight stay at an amazing onsen near Mount Fuji called Kozantei Ubuya, some 80 miles southwest of Tokyo. This was another pre-trip … Continue reading

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Tokyo Dine & Dash: Cafe N3331

I’ve dined in some far-out places in Tokyo, but few match lunch at Cafe N3331 in the Akihabara section of Tokyo. The cafe is situated on a platform that sits right between two JR commuter rail lines, and as you … Continue reading

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Tokyo On The Go: The Retro Charm of Ōme

For my first day in Tokyo I wanted to take in some vintage Japan, circa 1950s-60s. I wanted to visit a throwback, somewhere far from the throngs of tourists, which in bustling Tokyo can sometimes be quite difficult. But pre-trip … Continue reading

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

Hi everybody! I thought I would turn things slightly on their ear by presenting videos as my take on this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, because a big part of me says that a challenge dedicated to being On The Move … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Statues

Statues are everywhere around us, and this week’s Ailsa’s Travel Theme photo challenge gave me an opportunity to revisit some of the many statues I’ve seen in my own travels. Above is the impressive 80-foot (24 m) high concrete and … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Gardens

I’m a city-livin’ apartment dweller, so I don’t really have a  garden to speak of. I have a nice deck that affords me awesome city views, but the weather up here in the Twin Peaks section of San Francisco where … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

You never know what you find inside some of Japan’s ancient temples, like the 800-hundred-year-old “Soryuzu,” a magnificent dragon ceiling mural found in Kyoto’s Kennin-Ji Temple.

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