Kyoto ‘Top 3’ Recommended Courses for First Time Visitors

I’ve walked these areas again & again – and never get tired of them! However, with the overseas tourist crowds these days, I just skip the really famous temples (Ginkakuji, Kiyomizudera…) and focus on exploring everything else. Gion’s Kenninji Temple 1) Philosopher’s Path Take a taxi to Ginkaku-ji Temple. They will drop you off at … More Kyoto ‘Top 3’ Recommended Courses for First Time Visitors

Fukushima City & Nihonmatsu City           Overnight Sightseeing Tour

Goshikinuma The Tokyo American Club has been supporting Fukushima through volunteer projects over the past few years. In appreciation, the locals encouraged us to return as tourists. In May 2016, I co-led a tour for the TAC Women’s Group to highlight some of the prefecture’s wonderful sightseeing spots. If you really want to support the … More Fukushima City & Nihonmatsu City           Overnight Sightseeing Tour

Self-guided Tokyo Sakura Walk: Chidorigafuchi

One of Tokyo’s most popular cherry blossom viewing ‘walks’ is the path around the moat near Yasukuni Shrine, that passes Chidorigafuchi. It is also lit up at night. If you take this walk, don’t forget to visit the back of Yasukuni Shrine. Most people are unaware of the lovely Japanese garden there that is surrounded … More Self-guided Tokyo Sakura Walk: Chidorigafuchi