Kamikochi, Japan I am not a morning person but I do like to explore, so occasionally we get up at the ridiculous hour of 3:30 AM to get on a bus for a day of sightseeing. Today we were heading into the Japanese Alps to hike the Kamikochi Nature Trail in Chubu-Sangaku National Park. I … Continue reading Spoiled


On the Deer Path

Nara, Japan Fall Trip Part 3 Utterly delightful, Nara was Japan's first permanent capital from 710 to 784, so it has multiple older temples and shrines. Nara is further unique as 1200 tame deer freely roam the city. These Sika deer are considered a national treasure, and many people believe their close proximity to sacred … Continue reading On the Deer Path