At the End of the Day

I had this good idea that when Chris, Krissy and Sean visited I would interview them at the end of each day. I’d ask their impressions of Japan as well as their favorite things from the day. Since we've lived here for two years I wonder if I cease to notice things that they find … Continue reading At the End of the Day

99 Hours in Japan

MONDAY I'd been saving the Hakone Round Course tour (a day long circuit of scenic Hakone mountain utilizing rail, cable cars, ropeway, a boat, and buses) until we had visitors. When Breeann and Liam asked if they could visit us for a few days before Christmas, I knew I wanted to add this to the … Continue reading 99 Hours in Japan

Enjoy the Journey

Hakone, Japan Happy Veterans Day from Japan! We were super excited to have a weekday off that was not also a Japanese holiday or pouring rain. The top 3 recommended day trips from Tokyo are Kamakura (~15 minutes from our house), Nikko (last month's big excursion) and Hakone, today's destination. The most recommended one day … Continue reading Enjoy the Journey