If you are into collecting postcards, you cannot miss sending one from Mt. Fuji’s 5th station post office. But you need to be prepared for crowds of people, most pushing and shoving, to get their postcards stamped and mailed as well. Our tour gave us 45 minutes here and just sending the postcards took about… More Mt. Fuji 5th Station
One of the things on the tour list that I was most excited about was the Giant Gundam. I didn’t watch it as a kid but I knew what it was. I think most people would compare it to Transformers but Gundam has actually been around longer. When visiting the Giant Gundam, we noticed lots… More Giant Gundam
Akihabara, the electronic district for things like camera to rice cookers. There are so many shops to choose from and all of them pretty much sells the same things. I would say the prices in the shops we visited were actually pretty expensive. This is also the first place we saw the girls dressed as… More Akihabara + Grilled Fish + Shabu Shabu
Our first night’s hotel, Narita Excell Hotel Tokyu, had a nice little garden in the lower level. They also have an outdoor pool but it wasn’t very well maintained.First stop, Sensoji Temple in Asakusa (also called: 浅草寺, Sensōji, Asakusa Kannon Temple). This is Tokyo’s oldest temple which came about when two fishermen fished up a statue… More Sensoji Temple + Nakamise Street
Our first time in Japan! We booked a tour with J&L Travel Agency because none of us can speak any amount of Japanese to survive and the parents wanted to try out a tour first. The lady that helped us there was very thorough when explaining what all the charges were for and what we… More Welcome to Japan!
Ainhi and I went biking again the other day. I showed her this alleyway that I pass by all the time on the way to work and we made it rain a little bit =) Have a great weekend everyone! Get out and enjoy the nice weather!
The weather is getting nice so the biking is going to start up again! Last weekend, Ainhi and I decided to explore Northern Liberty’s – mostly looking down alleyways for interesting houses, trees or doors. I wouldn’t even be able to tell you if you asked me what streets we were on. When we got… More Flowers and Alleyways
Took Hung and Khang to Reading Viaduct for the first time over the weekend. A few pieces has changed or has been covered by new ones – including my favorite “Time” one! While we were up there we ran into 3 girls there who asked us if we knew a safer way down than how… More Another Graffiti Hunt!
Going to the beach in the winter has always been on my bucket list – not necessarily going into the water though. Our original plan for this extended weekend trip was to go hiking in New York but after the single digit forecast for the weather we decided to go south instead. The trip was… More Ocean City in the Winter
Every year Dad has a party at the shop after praying for a prosperous new year. But this year was a bit different! He turned the upstairs into a play area with a tire swing, bar swings, regular swing and even a rope for people to try to climb up! There was also a dartboard… More To a Prosperous New Year!