Tokyo: Mount Fuji

Our last full day in Japan was reserved for visiting Mount Fuji. Our tour was booked through Viator, and the group that actually conducted the tour picked us up at a predetermined hotel in Roppongi Hills. After a quick bus transfer, we hit the road to Mount Fuji. The weather had been threatening to get […]

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Tokyo: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

I like to wander around when I travel, and if I’ve visited most of the places that are on my itinerary, I’m happy to accidentally discover something new. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden was not on my list of sites to visit during my trip to Tokyo. Quite frankly, I didn’t know anything about it. I […]

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Tokyo: Tsukiji Market, Sensoji Temple and Tokyo Skytree

Tsukiji Market is one of the most famous markets in the world, particularly for its wide selection of seafood. Fish and other sea products that are sold here end up on plates around the world. We had planned to go very early (around 5 a.m.) to observe the live auction, but we got a tip from […]

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Tokyo Disney Resort

I had been telling our group for months that if anyone wanted to go to Tokyo Disney Resort, we would go. It wasn’t a requirement, but it was a pretty attractive offer. Sunday was a free day for us, and I volunteered to go to Disney with anyone who wanted to check it out. Several […]

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