Tokyo at Night

Japan is a country that has always intrigued me. Between its massive cities, mystical temples and shrines, and beautiful scenery, the variety of what you can see and do in Japan is endless. I’ve never visited somewhere that has felt so different but also so livable as Tokyo.

Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

After a wonderful stay at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo for our honeymoon, we made our way to our next stop: Kyoto. We spent three nights in Kyoto which was a good amount of time to explore the city and surrounding areas. Staying at the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto was a great choice as it’s located on the Kamo… ...
Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Trip from Kyoto

Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Trip from Kyoto

As part of our time in Kyoto, we decided to take a day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima. While this did cut into our temple hopping time, we were able to pack a lot into our first two days in Kyoto. Hiroshima is important to visit given its history and Miyajima is an easy add-on.… ...
A Sushi Lunch in Ginza

A Sushi Lunch in Ginza

You can’t go to Japan without having sushi at least once. That’s a little tricky for me because the only sushi I’ve had contained mango and the thought of eating raw fish really freaked me out. I hardly eat cooked fish so you can see why raw would be a hard sell. Since my husband… ...
Real Life Mario Kart: A Review of MariCar Tokyo

Real Life Mario Kart: A Review of MariCar Tokyo

Part of the reason I wanted to visit Tokyo on our honeymoon was to experience some of the downright strange things the city has to offer like rainbow spaghetti, maid restaurants, and real-life Mario Kart. From that list Mario Kart (aka MariCar) seemed like best choice. You’ve probably seen videos on Facebook of tourists dressed… ...
A Day Trip to Nikko, Japan

A Day Trip to Nikko, Japan

We spent five nights in Tokyo, and while there is a ton to see, a stay this long warrants a day trip out of city. I picked Nikko because of the natural setting dotted with temples, shrines, towering trees, and waterfalls. Nikko is the perfect place for a peaceful break from Tokyo. Here’s everything you… ...
Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

I was in Tokyo at the end of 2018 for my honeymoon and we were lucky enough to stay at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. This was the first Ritz I’ve stayed at while traveling. My only other Ritz-Carlton experience was in Boston for our wedding so of course they made sure everything was perfect. I’m not… ...
What to Do in 5 Days in Tokyo

What to Do in 5 Days in Tokyo

Visiting Japan has been at the top of my travel list for a while now and going for our honeymoon was the perfect opportunity. One of the coolest parts of getting married at a Ritz-Carlton (other than the fact that I got married!) was the five free nights at almost any Ritz-Carlton worldwide. Tokyo was… ...