Posts tagged "Japan"

JAPAN: Day 7 - Tokyo - when we buy decorative sushi, see some Harajuku girls and visit the back alleys of Shinjuku

JAPAN:  Day 7 - Tokyo - when we buy decorative sushi, see some Harajuku girls and visit the back alleys of Shinjuku
All the world is a stage… Reviewed by Jennifer Herlein It was our last day in Tokyo and our last chance to catch the (many!) things we hadn’t yet been able to.  The truth is, Tokyo is a huge city with loads to do and in one visit, it just wasn’t possible to see everything. ... Read more »

JAPAN: Day 6 - Tokyo - When we leave the city for noodles, visit a cat café and see why Japanese bartenders are so cool

JAPAN:  Day 6 - Tokyo - When we leave the city for noodles, visit a cat café and see why Japanese bartenders are so cool
Because all the world is a stage… Reviewed by Jennifer Herlein After two nights in Kyoto, it was time for us to make the trip back to Tokyo.  We enjoyed another peaceful, tasty breakfast at our ryokan, Kikokuso, and the proprietor was so kind as to give us a ride to the train station.  The... Read more »

JAPAN: Day 4-Day 4 - when we realize how idiot-proof the bullet train is, cross paths with geishas* and experience a ryokan

JAPAN:  Day 4-Day 4 - when we realize how idiot-proof the bullet train is, cross paths with geishas* and experience a ryokan
Because all the world is a stage… Tokyo to Kyoto Reviewed by Jennifer Herlein When we booked our trip, we decided to get out of Tokyo for a couple of nights to experience a different part of Japan.  Kyoto looked like the type of change we were going for – more traditional architecture and loads... Read more »
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JAPAN: Day 3 - when we get rained out, learn about gift melons and feel too disheveled for the Park Hyatt

JAPAN:  Day 3 - when we get rained out, learn about gift melons and feel too disheveled for the Park Hyatt
Tokyo By Jennifer Herlein Day 3 is one of those days that you look at with dread regardless of where you are – it was grey with a steady rain and light wind from the moment we woke up until we went to bed that night.  While I dislike rain and humidity, I loved seeing... Read more »

Japan: Day 1 -in which we arrived, got lost and played charades

Japan: Day 1 -in which we arrived, got lost and played charades
Because all the world is a stage… Tokyo Reviewed by Jennifer Herlein I think you can tell a lot about what kind of experience awaits you in a new city from the way the inaugural journey from the airport to your hotel goes.  In recent years I’ve had chaotic and in-your-face (Marrakech) and frightening yet... Read more »