When I visited Tokyo, I had numerous people tell me before I left that I just had to check out the Robot Restaurant. I had seen it featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown as well as on blogs all over the internet, so I had an inkling of what it was all about and was excited to check it out for myself. So, I reserved a night at the restaurant before I left for Tokyo (show only…I skipped the dinner because I had been told it’s not very good), and looked forward to the show!
I visited some amazing observation decks when I was there, and I plan on visiting some more the next time I go. If you’re into incredible views as much as I am, you’ll want to put some of these places on your to-do list next time you visit Tokyo.
I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about camping in Japan. I hope you enjoy her article!
When I was in Japan, I ate a lot of rice balls. I haven’t ever found them in the United States (except Hawaii, but I suspect that’s because they get a lot of Japanese tourists). If you’ve never tried a Japanese rice ball, you’re in for a treat. These delicious, convenient, hearty little snacks are as versatile as they are easy to make.
If you haven’t heard of Me Kyeoung Lee, you’re in for a treat. She is a wonderful illustrator who for twenty years has been illustrating the quickly disappearing beautiful corner shops of South Korea. Her attention to detail is incredible, and these beautiful renderings are making me want to hop on the next plane to Seoul!
Today’s post is brought to you by Mike from Pinch-Flat.com, a blog for cyclists that includes everything from information on gear, training tips, information on bikes, and of course, traveling as a cyclist. It’s a great blog and it definitely makes me want to dust off my neglected road bike and hit the road, so if you’re interested in cycling you should definitely check it out! Today’s post is a list of Mike’s top ten cycling destinations around the world. Read on for more!
Is it just me, or is it absurdly expensive to rent a car these days? I’ve often found it’s more affordable to fly all the way to Europe where the public transportation and train systems are good than it is for me to fly a few states over and visit a city where I need to rent a car. What gives?
If you’re looking for a great travel destination where a rental car is absolutely not necessary, you may want to think about one of these places.
I had a great week in Kyoto, Japan, and I wanted to share with you some of the awesome things I saw and did to help you in your own trip planning if you want to visit this beautiful city!
I spent about a week in Tokyo recently, so I wanted to share with you some of the awesome things I saw and did while I was there in order to help you in planning your own Tokyo adventure (or maybe to inspire you to travel there!).
When you think of Hiroshima, Japan, the images that come to mind are that of that horrible day during World War 2 when my country dropped an atomic bomb on it. Since I was spending time in Kyoto and could reasonably do a day trip to Hiroshima via the Shinkansen, I wanted to pay my respects and learn a little more about the history of this place.