Sapporo, Japan

Former Hokkaido Government Building

Posted In: Japan | Travel
The time has finally come to share about our fabulous Winter Wonderland trip to Sapporo and Nagano. We decided to attend the Sapporo Snow Festival, and while we were at it, visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park to see the famous snow monkeys of Japan! First things first... SAPPORO! We arrived to Sapporo at night.. so on our first full day in the city we explor[...]
Motobu, Okinawa

Bise Village

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After 4 years in Okinawa I FINALLY made it to Bise Village! My friend Allison and I drove all the way up to Motobu for a photographer meet up for the annual Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk on October 1st, 2016. It ended up being kind of awkward... every one was walking so slow that we got frustrated and ended up breaking away from the group to explore on o[...]
Itoman, Okinawa

Himeyuri Peace Museum

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After walking around Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Memorial Museum, we visited the Himeyuri Peace Museum which is only a 13 minute drive away. The museum is dedicated to the Lily Corps, a group of 222 students and 18 teachers from the Okinawa Daiichi Women’s High School and Okinawa Shihan Women’s School who served as nurses for the Japanese Imperial[...]
Itoman, Okinawa

Okinawa Peace Memorial Park + Museum

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After spending a week in the Tokyo area with friends, we flew back home and Katie (who lives in Yokosuka now) came down with us! We visited the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum and Park down in Itoman, followed by the Himeyuri Peace Museum. The Peace Memorial Park is located in Mabuni Hills, where the Battle of Okinawa came to an end in 1945. W[...]
Tokyo, Japan

Meiji Shrine

Posted In: Tokyo | Travel
On our last few hours in Tokyo we decided to make a pit stop at the popular Meiji Shrine before heading to the airport. Meiji, a shinto shrine, was completed in 1920 and dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken after their death. It is located in a gorgeous 170 acre forest area in the Shibuya district, in between Yoyogi Park and Harajuku Station, so b[...]
Enoshima Island, Japan

A day trip to Enoshima

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While researching things to do and places to see during our girls trip to Mainland I found Enoshima Island and quickly added it to our list. We road tripped from Yokosuka, a short 45 minute drive with stunning ocean views all around! All in all it was a wonderful place for a day trip!                                               [...]