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5 Incredible Things to Do in Narita, Japan ~ Gateway to the Land of the Rising Sun

If you visit Japan, you’ll likely arrive by plane in Narita. Most visitors scoot off immediately to pursue adventures in Tokyo and beyond. But Narita is worthy of a visit as well, even if only during a long layover or for a day or two before your flight home. Narita is just a 10-minute train ride […]

10 Intriguing Things to Do Near Tokyo

Before I visited Japan, the images in my mind’s eye were mostly of bustling Tokyo. Busy intersections, hurrying business men in suits, neon signs, karaoke bars and Harajuku fashions are certainly an interesting part of modern Japan. But there’s so much more to experience just outside the world’s most populous metropolitan area. Check out these 10 intriguing […]

10 Fun Things to Do in Tokyo with Kids

Tokyo blends ages old Japanese traditions with modern skyscrapers and anime to make a fun and surprisingly non-intimidating vacation destination. With drinkable tap water, a low crime rate, and polite population, Tokyo makes a fabulous choice for first-timers to East Asia. Maximize the fun factor during your family’s Japanese holiday with these 10 things to do in Tokyo with […]

Your Children May Love Kyoto Even More Than You Do

It has been over a year since the tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown but some of the most intrepid travelers are still hesitant to go to Japan. Yet, my family of three took off to explore Kyoto just months after the catastrophe. We found this Japanese city to be an incredibly family-friendly vacation destination. Our 20-month-old son, Dek, thrived in this city of over a million inhabitants. We barely knew a disaster had happened.