Go Geisha for a Day in Kyoto

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Kyoto’s geisha district provides the perfect backdrop for playing dress-up for the day. There’s only about 300 bonafide geishas or apprentices in Kyoto, but you wouldn’t know it judging by the number of women in beautiful floral kimonos walking around the city’s historic Gion District on any given day. When two decked-out girls boarded theRead more

Can you tuna fish?

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Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market buzzes with activity all day long, but to watch the tuna auction in action, you must get up before the sun rises. This is a first. It’s 3 o’clock in the morning and I’m getting ready to go to visit the local market. It’s not just any market, though. Tokyo’s Tsukiji FishRead more

Tune in Tokyo

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You WILL have to adjust the dial when you travel to Japan. It takes a little time getting used to the culture, food and language, but it’s worth it. I just landed in Tokyo in the last 24 hours and I’m just settling in to the apartment I booked with AirBnB.com. When I first walkedRead more

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