Category: general travel


Enoshima Island

My dad and step mom came to visit. They spent an afternoon hanging out with their grandkids while we snuck off to Enoshima Island for a little exploring. It’s a little hilly island an hour by train due south of us just down the coast from Kamakura. The island is covered by a big shrine, […]

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Joshinetsu-Kogen Snow Monkeys

We were in Shiga Kogen last month and headed to Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park to see the snow monkeys. These monkeys come down into the valley daily to relax in a hot spring and have their picture taken. The monkeys are blissed out and so used to people that you can get right next to them […]

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Thanksgiving in Kyoto with Toddlers

We took the Shinkansen to Kyoto over Thanksgiving weekend with my mom and stepfather (Jodi and Max). The fall colors were just about at their peak. The city was tremendously crowded, but it was so beautiful that it was worth fighting through the masses. Plus in Japan, even when there are huge crowds, everyone remains […]

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Catching the Keisei bus from Narita to Sagamiono

If you are reading this, hopefully that means you are coming to visit us – exciting! (Or maybe you found this page on Google and are going to visit someone else, in which case, they’re probably excited too!). Narita Airport is pretty far from where we live. The easiest way to get to us is […]

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