Asia, Food, International Travels, Japan

Experiencing Japan: Go on a Budget or Not?

Japan is a rich country - in culture, history, culinary, technology and entertainment. To be in the country itself is already an experience for the books. I wouldn't be surprised at how many blogs have been written about how much less they spent for x number of days in Japan. My take though is different.… Continue reading Experiencing Japan: Go on a Budget or Not?

Asia, International Travels, Japan

The Japan Expedition Part 1: Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone-Komagatake Ropeway and the Shinkansen

March 14, 2015 - Our first full day in Tokyo. A visit to Japan, Tokyo in particular wouldn't be complete without visiting Mt. Fuji. The perfectly symmetrical volcano lies at 3,776 meters and is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also a symbol of wealth and abundance for the Japanese. We booked our… Continue reading The Japan Expedition Part 1: Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, Hakone-Komagatake Ropeway and the Shinkansen