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Tokyo On The Go: Akihabara, aka “Electric Town”

So far in these posts I’ve taken you to some of Tokyo’s quieter, off-the-tourist-paths, but if you’re looking for the full-on, in your face, big city Tokyo experience, then you need to visit Akihabara, otherwise known as “Electric Town.” A … Continue reading

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Tokyo Dine & Dash: When In Ginza: Appartement 301

One truism of traveling around Tokyo is if you see an interesting alleyway, explore it, because you never know what you might find. Such was the case one drizzly afternoon in Ginza when we discovered Appartement 301, a gem of … Continue reading

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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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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Orange

It’s an explosion of orange at Kyoto’s beautiful Fushimi Inari Shrine. One of the more popular destinations in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its tens of thousands of orange torii gates, … Continue reading

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Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Endearing

One thing I love most about visiting Japan is taking in all the cool, fun, cutesy things you see everywhere. From store packaging to advertising to the really interesting mini-sculptures you see in front of businesses of all types, everywhere … Continue reading

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