Tokyo

My third time in Tokyo and though there is finally a sense of familiarity it doesn't lessen the joy that bubbles up in my heart whenever I set foot in this city.  It must be the anticipation for uncovering new secrets of this layered city, eating the best meals of our lives every single day, …

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Shirahone Hot Springs

Our first onsen stop was Shirahone. Shirahone literally translates to "white bone" because the hot springs in this area are so saturated with minerals that they appear milky white. Mid-November is a quiet time for the Japanese Alps when many popular mountain passes like Kamikochi are closing down for the winter and the ski season …

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