JAPAN

June 27, 2017

1. Visit Kyomizu-Dera

Over the years, we've had the opportunity to visit many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but Kyoto definitely has one of the largest collections in the world. A trip here is incomplete without visiting a few of the most famous temples, shrines, and c...

June 18, 2017

1. Eat Sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market

When it came to planning our Japan trip, food was probably one of the parts we anticipated the most, since we absolutely LOVE Japanese food and somehow always end up eating sushi and ramen when we get dinner together.

The Tsujiki F...

June 12, 2017

Our visit to Osaka was quite short compared to the time we spent in both Kyoto and Tokyo, though we still managed to hit all the hot spots, including Dotonburi for some delicious food, and of course, the famous Osaka Castle. We spent the day walking the grounds of the...

June 5, 2017

  Kimonos have a very deep history rooted back as early as the late 700s during the Heian Period, and over the years have come to represent traditional Japanese clothing. The traditional, long garments that we recognize today actually stem back to the Edo period i...

June 1, 2017

When it comes to visiting Osaka, Dotonburi is a can't miss destination, especially for all the food lovers out there. This downtown area is home to  incredible nightlife and entertainment, as well as hundreds of restaurants and food vendors selling everything from temp...

May 29, 2017


We had our fair share of temple hopping days in Japan, and one of the grandest experiences we had was visiting the 17 properties of the World Heritage Sites located in Kyoto Prefecture. We took a local bus from Kyoto Station straight to the entrance of the temple, whi...

May 25, 2017

Ever since watching the scene in Memoirs of a Geisha where young Chiyo is seen running through the bright orange torii gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha, we absolutely could not wait to visit the historical site one day for ourselves. Fushimi Inari-taisha is said to house...

May 22, 2017

While the majority of our time spent in Japan was temple hopping and stuffing our faces full with matcha ice cream and different flavors of mochi, we got in our nature fix by spending a couple of hours in the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest one morning during our Kyoto visit....

May 18, 2017

Given the fact that we both live in Manhattan and one of us actually works in the heart of Times Square, believe us when we say that we are unfazed by large, overwhelming crowds. The Big Apple is, after all, ranked as one of the top 10 most populated cities in the worl...

May 17, 2017

Our day trip to Nara was actually one of the most anticipated highlights of our trip since we've seen so many photos and heard from our friends' experiences about frolicking with wild deer at one of the oldest parks in Japan. Nara Park is a 1240 acre piece of land that...

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