Tokyo, Japan

Snapshots from Shibuya

Posted In: Japan | Tokyo | Travel
After visiting the AMAZING TeamLab exhibition in Odaiba (my absolute favorite experience in Japan to date), and seeing the city from above at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, we headed to the world's busiest crossing in Shibuya!! It was our friend Allison's first time! It's always a super fun area to explore and shop around. I always go up to t[...]
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Posted In: Japan | Tokyo | Travel
There's nothing like seeing the concrete jungle that is a huge city from the top of a tall skyscraper! We've previously seen Tokyo from the top of the Tokyo Sky Tree, Osaka from the top of the Umeda Sky Building, Sapporo from the top of the Sapporo TV Tower (post coming soon!), Hong Kong from the top of Victoria Peak and sadly missed seeing Taipei from the[...]
Kamakura, Japan

Hasedera Temple – Kamakura, Japan

Posted In: Japan | Kamakura | Travel
After walking along Komachi-dori, getting lost and finally finding the Daibutsu (Great Buddha) at Kotoku-in, we ended our time at Kamakura by visiting the Hasedera Temple. This is one of the most popular temples in Kamakura and is known for housing a massive wooden statue of Kannon. Kannon is the Japanese name for Guanyin, a being of enlightenment and comm[...]
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

Posted In: Girl's Trip | Japan | Kamakura | Travel
The second day of our girl's trip was spent in Kamakura! If you have a few extra days in the Tokyo area, this is a great place for a day trip!! We took the train from Yokosuka (where we were staying), but it's a little less than an hour and a half train ride from Tokyo. Firstly, we walked along Komachi-dori, took a bus and found our way to see the Daibutsu ([...]
Tokyo, Japan

Harajuku’s Takeshita Street

Posted In: Japan | Tokyo | Travel
Just two weeks after coming home from Thailand, my friend Allison and I hopped over to Tokyo to visit our friend Katie (who you've probably seen featured in previous posts, since she used to live in Okinawa) for a few days during her Summer vacation. We stayed at her house in Yokosuka and explored a bit of Tokyo, Kamakura, Yokohama and Enoshima. We got off[...]
Thailand

Ang Thong Marine Park – Thailand

Posted In: Thailand | Travel
Back in July 2016 (yes, almost a year ago!! EEK!) I met my high school friend Tatiana in Thailand for a Thai Island Hopper East tour with Contiki. It was an amazing 9 days, starting in Ko Samui, followed by Ko Tao and ending in Ko Phangan. It was a great first trip to Thailand and I’m already dying to go back!! Be sure to check out the previous Thaila[...]