Trip Tips: Grutto Pass (Tokyo)

Tokyo has no shortage of museums and cultural institutions to explore. For most visitors passing through the city in just a few short days, these excellent, well-curated displays compete for time with other muse-see sites and experiences, often coming out on the short end of the stick. But for those planning to be in Tokyo... Continue Reading →

Trip Tips: Spring 2016 Travel Updates

As Japan welcomes spring with flowers and festivals, a whole range of benefits for travelers also seem to be cropping up. I know I usually mention travel developments in a post at the beginning of the year, but as Japan gears up for the Olympics in a few years, things seem to be moving a... Continue Reading →

Trip Tips: Money in Japan

A bit of a monetary snafu this past summer while traveling is prompting me to write this post. Many of you may already know that Japan's banking system is quite unique, but the details aren't terribly important. What's important is knowing how to withdraw money while traveling in Japan and I hope the following tips... Continue Reading →

Trip Tips: Visiting a Sushi Bar

If you're looking to taste the best sushi of your life, look no further than Japan. Most of the time, I'm content with the local¬†kaitenzushi. (That and the fact that I have a four-year-old. I'm NOT paying the big bucks to have her eat all my¬†uni.) But sometimes, when I'm traveling on my own, it's... Continue Reading →

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