Fushimi Inari Shrine

So when you think of Japan, Geishas come to mind, right? I think most people who read the book or saw the film adaptation of “Memoirs of a Geisha” have a bit of an fascination with the orange gates so vividly shown. A couple of year’s back New York’s Central Park was home to a […]

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A Taste of Americana in Kyoto

Matsunosuke, Kyoto Japan Fluffy American style pancakes in a kitsch setting reminiscent of America’s New England. In Japan? Did you ever? Well, yes, Matsunosuke Cafe in Kyoto offers just that. The American flag and apple pie included. I visited this cafe for breakfast on my last morning in Kyoto before heading back to Tokyo. Matsunoskue […]

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Cherry Blossoms in Japan

In late March, I visited Japan for the first time. I ┬ádecided to go during cherry blossom (sakura) season. I’ve seen the cherry blossoms in Washington DC in the past, but was always there either too early or late in the season. The timing never worked and I never really go to see them in […]

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