Explore Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

Explore Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

If you happen to have a layover in Japan or want to see the second most visited hatsumode spots (first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year) in Japan, then Narita Shinshoji Temple is the perfect place to go. It is conveniently located only one train stop (8 minutes) from Narita International Airport. 

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Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills is quite popular with world-class exhibitions and contemporary art. At the time we went, there was a great 'Universe and Art' exhibit going on that we were interested in checking out. If you are a fan of space, astronomy, astronauts, aliens, Galileo, Da Vinci, Charles Darwin, or teamLab, than this is a must-see exhibit. 

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Experiencing Steak Katsu (Gyukatsu) in Japan for the First Time

Experiencing Steak Katsu (Gyukatsu) in Japan for the First Time

Steak Katsu (or gyukatsu) is relatively new in Japan. It’s so new that not even my Japanese relatives knew about it when I went to go visit them in November 2016. Katsu, meaning (fried) cutlet, is very common in Japan, but most of the time, it’s made with pork or chicken. There’s a few places that I know of that currently serves steak katsu and Shibuya is one of them. 

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Visiting Japan in 4 Days

Visiting Japan in 4 Days

Only have a few days in Japan, but want to explore as much of the country as you can? That was the dilemma we ran into, but we figured out how to fit in 5 cities in 4 days. 

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Japan Will Always Be Our Home

Japan Will Always Be Our Home

This is a bit of a throwback, but wanted to share it to those of you who have stumbled across our site recently. Every year we try to make a trip back home to Japan. Although we both reside in the United States now, our family (parents, siblings, relatives) still live in Japan. 

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