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Check the weather

Before going to Mt.Fuji, check the weather. If it is not clear, schedule for a day that is clear. The views are inspiring on a good day, disappointing when it's cloudy.   more

Travel Tip

Probably my best travel tip for those of us traveling outside the borders of our own country is to check on potential fees assessed by different credit card companies regarding how they...more

Kappabashi Shopping Center

This is a great place to visit if you are in the mood to take pieces of Tokyo with you for your kitchen, table, etc. Here you can find blocks and blocks of all sort of stuff for home,...more

Maximize your time

While most Americans eat dinner around 6pm or 7pm, hold out with a snack and get by at least til 8pm. Most retail stores city-wide close at 8pm and the only thing left open are bars...more

Mt. Fuji & Hakone Tour

There is a wonderful day tour that has been going on for years. It takes you from wherever you are staying in Tokyo to Mt. Fuji via the Bullet Train. After you arrive at the bus-stop...more

JAL Rail Pass

If you're going to be traveling around Japan, make sure to get a rail pass. You just have to show your passport, and for a set price you can ride the bullet train to multiple...more

Magical Kyoto: Must Stay, See & Do

I lived in Kyoto for a year. It is a magical and etheral city, which still manages to retain the feel of Old Japan. My favorite time to visit is in the early Fall. NEVER go in...more

100 yen!

Don't miss these chain of stores! You can find great housewares, souvenirs and gifts at the 100 yen stores. They have much better quality items than the dollar stores in america....more

Temple City

A beautiful city full of landmark Buddhist Temples, Buddhist Masters and old world culture and Japanese artistry.   more

Key to Success

Keep an open mind and try to see things from the perspective of a local.   more

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