Category Archives: Japan

Geiko Entertainment / So-long Japan!

Last night we had reservations for a traditional Japanese kaiseki dinner at the Kiku-no-i (meaning “well of chrysanthemum”), a 3-star Michelin-rated restaurant in Kyoto. The restaurant is owned and operated by its chef, Mr. Yoshihiro Murata, the Chairman of the … Continue reading

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Kyoto, Day 2: Enlightenment

Okay, on to Day 2 in Kyoto. After sleeping in the same room with my dad for a night, I have come to the conclusion that he snores — loudly. Especially after a few glasses of sake. This was reconfirmed … Continue reading

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Japarazzi

Something I forgot to add in my last post: While we were at the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto (our first stop), we were swarmed by at least a dozen groups of Japanese children on field trips. Pen and paper in … Continue reading

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Kyoto: the “Capitol City”

Rewind to our first morning in Kyoto… Our bags were picked up from The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo at 7:30am to be transferred to Kyoto, the former imperial capitol of Japan and one of the best preserved cities in … Continue reading

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Tokyo, Day 2

Konichiwa friends & family! On our second day in Tokyo we woke up around 3am, a) because we were really excited and b) because it felt like 1pm our time. Our hotel rooms oversaw the Diet, Japan’s bicameral legislature, and … Continue reading

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Shinto Shrine

Before I dive into Day 2 in Tokyo, I realized I still need to explain the Shinto Festival pictures from my first post. As it turns out, the first night we were destined for adventure. As we entered the lobby, … Continue reading

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First stop: Tokyo!

Sayounara Texas, and helllllllllo Tokyo!¬†After a 13-hour flight from DFW to Narita Int’l Airport, we’re here at last. And, as if our excitement level couldn’t get any higher, the Mavs won the NBA Championship!! We were lucky enough to receive … Continue reading

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