Sakura Jingu Shrine & Beyond: A Springtime Exploration in Tokyo

Sakura Jingu Shrine & Beyond: A Springtime Exploration in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city of endless discovery, where even the well-trodden paths can lead to unexpected treasures. One such hidden gem is Sakura Jingu Shrine, a sanctuary not only for the soul but for the eyes, especially in mid-March when the Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms are 

Exploring Sengaku-ji: The Ultimate Guide to the 47 Ronin Graves

Exploring Sengaku-ji: The Ultimate Guide to the 47 Ronin Graves

Let me take you through my unexpected but captivating visit to Sengaku-ji Temple, the revered site of the 47 Ronin graves. It’s a story worth sharing, especially if you’re plotting your adventure to this historic corner of Tokyo. One fine day, after a slight detour 

A Cultural Walk in Shinjuku: The Seven Lucky Gods Walk Experience

A Cultural Walk in Shinjuku: The Seven Lucky Gods Walk Experience

Travel isn’t just about seeing new places; it’s about immersing yourself in new experiences and cultures. For families who love to blend adventure with education, Tokyo offers a unique and enriching experience: the Seven Lucky Gods Walk. Yesterday, along with my friend Amy from Amy’s 

Northern Vietnam with Kids: From Hanoi to Halong Bay Adventure

Northern Vietnam with Kids: From Hanoi to Halong Bay Adventure

This post contains affiliate links. Embarking on a Vietnam family adventure with a multigenerational group in tow, including three kids, my partner Jeff, myself, and my parents, initially felt daunting. With a week to capture the essence of Vietnam and a desire to dive into 

Azabujuban’s Best Kept Secrets: A Tokyo Traveler’s Guide

Azabujuban’s Best Kept Secrets: A Tokyo Traveler’s Guide

Inside Guide: Uncovering Azabujuban’s Hidden Gems Unexpectedly, Tokyo received a rare winter spectacle on February 5th, 2024 — a snow day! I was in the Azabujuban neighborhood most of the day, watching the weather turn from a light rain to a heavy snowfall. This charming 

A Whimsical Day at Moomin Valley Park: Adventures and Misadventures Near Tokyo

A Whimsical Day at Moomin Valley Park: Adventures and Misadventures Near Tokyo

Living in Tokyo has its perks, one being the chance to explore places that might not make it onto the typical short-stay tourist itinerary. Moomin Valley Park, just outside Tokyo, is one such gem. Known for the beloved Finnish characters, the Moomins, this park is 

A Spellbinding Journey: Visiting Harry Potter Tokyo Studio Tour

A Spellbinding Journey: Visiting Harry Potter Tokyo Studio Tour

Stepping into the world of Harry Potter is always a magical experience, and the Warner Brothers Studio Tour Tokyo: The Making of Harry Potter is no exception. Reminiscent of our enchanting visit to the London studio a few years back, this adventure promised even more 

Tokyo’s Hidden Markets: Exploring the Charm of Shrine Sales

Tokyo’s Hidden Markets: Exploring the Charm of Shrine Sales

Tokyo is a city of hidden gems and cultural wonders, and one of its best-kept secrets are shrine sales scattered throughout the city. These bustling markets, held within the precincts of Shinto shrines, offer a unique shopping experience, blending tradition, culture, and the thrill of 

Thrills and Tradition: My Firsthand Sumo Experience in Tokyo

Thrills and Tradition: My Firsthand Sumo Experience in Tokyo

Experiencing the raw energy and tradition of a sumo wrestling match in Tokyo has been on my bucket list since arriving. After attending my first one this week I hope it’s not my last. Sumo is a top-ten Tokyo experience! It’s an event that combines 

Our Dog Rental Experience at Dog Heart near Yoyogi Park

Our Dog Rental Experience at Dog Heart near Yoyogi Park

The Little Little has been asking for a dog for his birthday since he could speak. In our ever-evolving world of family adventures, we recently stumbled upon an extraordinary experience that made our youngest child’s dreams come true. While we can’t have a dog in