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“I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot.”
– Walden, Thoreau
Blaine and I are big fans of exploring cities on foot. What better way to absorb the small details and surprises a city holds? In Tokyo, meandering from ward to ward is particularly satisfying because it’s the only
Find both zen and merriment in one of the world’s largest metropolises.
9am Cronuts and Shrines
Start your morning in Harajuku along Omotesando Dori with the creators of the cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery. The bakery’s bright and white interior emphasizes the colorful, elegant sweets on display. Here sweet and savory treats abound. Choose from frozen s’mores,
10. The Sushi
I warn you. Once you’ve had the sushi in Japan, it will ruin you for all other sushi. The flavors of the fish are strong and varied, the wasabi is just the right amount of spice, and the texture is so soft it practically melts in your mouth. There’s kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi),
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I love masu (wooden sake cups) because they’re useful and they’re great decorations.
Masu have been around for hundreds of years in Japan and were originally used to measure rice when it was a currency in Japan. One masu was the equivalent to the amount of rice one man could eat in a day
When we first moved to Japan, our expat friends in Nagoya highly recommend the Japanese by Renzo inc. app to help our Japanese language skills. It was by far the best Japanese app we purchased. Even though it’s expensive, it is well worth the cost (currently $7.99). I still use it all the time.