Looking For Cherry Blossoms? Hike Up Mt. Yoshino!

Looking For Cherry Blossoms? Hike Up Mt. Yoshino!

Mt. Yoshino is known to be one of the best places in Japan to spot cherry blossoms. Despite it being the tail end of the cherry blossom season, we decided to stop in Yoshino on our way from Nara to Koyasan. A bit out of the way, but very worth it. While I had thought...
5 Things To Do In Nara, Japan

5 Things To Do In Nara, Japan

Nara is a very easy day trip for those visiting Japan, as it's located less than an hour from Osaka and Kyoto. Believe it or not, Nara (once named Heijo) was Japan's first established capital in 710. As many people only spend one day there, here are 5 things to do in...
5 Things You Must Do In Yamanouchi, Japan

5 Things You Must Do In Yamanouchi, Japan

After two full days taking in the chaos of Tokyo, I wanted the mountains and the tranquility that typically surrounds such an area. While checking into Ryokan Biyu, I knew I’d made the right decision. I was initially drawn to Yamanouchi because I was guilty of wanting...
Two Days in Tokyo

Two Days in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the world’s largest metropolises and is overwhelming at first glance. One look at the metro map, and you’ll want to give up, crumple it, and never look at it again. In a city with everything from authentic shrines to anime-filled streets, and the...