Destination: Shinkansen Bullet Train & Miho Museum, Japan

Halfway between our time in Tokyo and Kyoto, my family and I spent a day with the tour taking the Shinkansen bullet train over and making a stop at the Miho Museum in the afternoon. Compared with the other long days we had in the city, that day was slower-paced, for it served merely as … Continue reading Destination: Shinkansen Bullet Train & Miho Museum, Japan

Destination: Tokyo, Japan (Part 2)

If I had known just how enormous Tokyo was, I would have had to spend at least a week taking in the sights and sounds of each neighborhood. From the trend-setting Harajuku district to the traditional Asakusa, there was so much to see that a mere two days in the Japanese capital was not at all enough time to … Continue reading Destination: Tokyo, Japan (Part 2)

Destination: Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park & Tokyo, Japan (Part 1)

Following our overnight stay in Atami, my family and I left with our tour group to continue towards Tokyo, the capital of Japan known for its blend of modern and tradition within its metropolis. Before we arrived there, however, we had one more stop en-route at the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park where we spent much of … Continue reading Destination: Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park & Tokyo, Japan (Part 1)