Looking to try something unique for Golden Week, I boarded a ferry boat for an 8-hour ride that would take us to an island so remote it is still considered to be part of Tokyo.
Visits to Kyoto and Nikko in four days.Read more "Springtime travel in Kyoto and Nikko"
Celebrating the holidays in Japan feels familiar but is delightfully different…Read more "Christmas/クリスマス in Tokyo"
Osaka, at last! Looked like Tokyo, smelled like Tokyo, but it is definitely not Tokyo.Read more "Osaka(n’t) stay long"
It’s been a crazy/busy/too-hot-to-think summer and I’m feeling like a flustered mess.Read more "Hot child in the city: Japanese summer"
Cherry blossoms have been gone from my corner of Japan for nearly a month now, but wisteria will mend your broken heart.Read more "Japanese wisteria hysteria"
The Kanamara Festival held south of Tokyo in Kawasaki, focuses around a hot pink phallus made of iron said to have saved many a woman from STDs and vaginal “demons.”Read more "Another year, another penis festival in Japan"