Yokohama

Even though Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population, compared to Tokyo it felt so wide and open and filled with empty spaces.  We went expecting to eat some great Chinese food at the famous Yokohama Chinatown but were soon overwhelmed by the hundreds of restaurants which all seem to sell the …

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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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Eating in Yelapa and a Tragedy

The restaurants in Yelapa don't seem fancy on the outside, or even that noticeable, but most of them have a surprisingly beautiful garden tucked away inside for lovely al fresco dining.  We couldn't ask for better ambiance.  The food is also a pleasant surprise.  The seafood are cooked and seasoned to perfection, the tacos are …

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