We interrupt this Japanese love affair with a quick visit to NY for some meetings and a bit of solace from homesickness which was ever so slowly wiggling its way into my heart. New shoes! In my size! A glorious score before I head back to Japan, the land of tiny feet where I literally got laughed out of a… Read More ▶
Tokyo’s tallest new fan has arrived. I could spend pages waxing on about the awesomeness of the food and the people and the architecture and the public transportation and the skyline – all of which are the best of the best, but I want to talk about the fact that… where else in the world are you going to meet… Read More ▶
I fled the mountains of Koyasan for the sweet little town of Takayama, nestled at the base of the Japanese Alps, where I got stuck for over a week because I became obsessed with a building (see below). One day as I was walking to what would become my favorite onsen (hot spring) spa at the Takayama Green Hotel –… Read More ▶
After Kyoto I went to Koyasan, this beeutiful holy town atop a mountain where the thing to do is stay in one of the many monasteries and cohab with the monks – dine with them, wake up at sunrise and chant with them, slink past them in the hallway in your robe wondering if you’ve got the right pair of… Read More ▶
The Japanese must have a secret branch of their government dedicated to toilet research and development. It’s the only explanation. Honestly, I was going to retire this topic of conversation, I really was, but then I opened the door to see this:
Is it just me, or is my luggage really cute? Ready to go at all times, game for anything, totally there for me, magically producing everything I need, holding it together through rain, planes, trains, lousy sidewalks…. Seriously, I look at this picture and get all choked up. I think it’s time I got a boyfriend.
So…is it just me, or does Japan somehow slip under the radar of even the most travely of travelers? I always hear people talk about places like Paris and Italy and Thailand and Bali and Istanbul and Morocco, but I never hear anyone say, “It’s always been my dream to visit Japan one day.” Know what I mean? It wasn’t… Read More ▶