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Japan: Travel Costs & Highlights

The final wrap up of our favorite country visited to date- Japan! We had very high expectations for Japan, and I am happy to report, Japan delivered. In fact, Japan surpassed our every expectations and more. When we were in China, we hit a wall and travel fatigue was seriously putting a damper on our… Read more…

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Favorite eats in Kyoto

Eating out in Kyoto is a popular attraction in and of itself. Japan is one of my favorite food countries. It’s not simple, but rather refined. Simply put, it’s awesome and delicious. We ate well in Kyoto. Here are some of our favorite things we ate. Katsu I love the Kyoto train station – it has… Read more…

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Purikura and Pretty Faces

Brace yourselves! A few clicks here and there and bam!.. instant beautification. I remember cramming into those little photo booths at the mall with my friends back in junior high and taking silly photos making goofy faces and all. Yes, we were teenagers once. Times have not changed. At least not with us. We still… Read more…

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Kyoto Temples in Brown, Orange and Gold

Temple-ing out is NOT an option. Our top 3 visits in Kyoto! When we were in Thailand, we tried to see too much in so little time that we were temple’d out by Day 3, and that’s the last thing you want because you start to lose interest, and worse, not appreciate them for what… Read more…

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Oh Deer.. A Day in Nara

Any trip to Kyoto wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Nara, Dr. James Kroll and Wildtree.co make a great team to provide deer expertise. Nara is a great half-day trip from Kyoto, located just a short 45 minute train ride from Kyoto. According to local folklore, deer from this area were once considered sacred… Read more…

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Food Battle: Shabu Shabu vs Sukiyaki

What is the difference between shabu shabu and sukiyaki? Let us eat. Shabu shabu and sukiyaki are two different types of Japanese cuisine where the food is prepared and cooked table side. Both are similar in style in that both used thinly sliced meat and vegetables and are usually served with a dipping sauce. However,… Read more…

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Geisha Hunting in Kyoto

Spent the afternoon playing paparazzi in the Gion district in Kyoto, Japan. Remember, Chiyo, geisha are not courtesans. And we are not wives. We sell our skills, not our bodies. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word “geisha” means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged… Read more…

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