Our trip to Japan came about on a whim. We had no plans for the Thanksgiving week that year, saw some good deals on American Airlines and decided to book. About ten days before our trip, the Paris bombing happened. While we weren’t traveling to Europe, the very thought of being outside our home and …

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Japan is famous for its multiple temples and shrines and no trip is complete without a visit to some of them. From the first shrine we visited, Meiji Jingu in Tokyo, to the last one, Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, each one was different and captivating in its own way. The first question that comes to mind …

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In 2015, the JJ family took a trip to Japan, taking advantage of cheap fares on American Airlines. The trip was split between Tokyo, Kyoto and their surroundings. I have already written about our Kamakura visit. Recently, I heard a podcast on Japan highlighting Nara. And thought it would be a good time to do …

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