Ganko Takasegawa Nijoen. Shoe cubbies upon entering. Slippers provided at the bathroom. My phone took a swim in the (clean) toilet after this photo! Luckily, 7/11’s sell tiny bags of rice, so it rested for the remainder of the Kyoto trip. Gorgeous setup. Ingredients to make our own soup. The display was breathtaking. Such simple dishes with so much attention to presentation. We typically have … Continue reading kaiseki.
A view of Mount Fuji on the Shinkansen bullet train. Ask for an assigned seat on the right side from Tokyo to Kyoto. It was CROWDED! We got on the earliest train from Tokyo, but was still met with quite a crowd. Beautiful colorful folded cranes. We took the roads less traveled, and found some areas of serenity. Love the Mister’s idea of … Continue reading fushimi inari shrine
I was excited to see some buildings with character! Cafe de L’ambre. Quite obnoxious at $7-$11 per beverage, but it was incredibly smooth. My Blanc et Noir “Queen Amber,” was served in a champagne glass! Akomeya. Small shop with some cute homeware and decor. Rokurinsha. Tsukemen ramen inside Tokyo Station. There is a Ramen Alley downstairs, without entering the ticket gates. Anthony Bourdain approved. … Continue reading ninja.
==I’m so happy you found him, I see that you’re really happy now.== It blew me away that how I feel on the inside can be seen on the outside. I am truly blessed in every way imaginable to have found the Mister. There was a time in my life when I told myself I didn’t deserve to be a priority. I look back and I am thankful … Continue reading happy.
Exhausted from our travels and our first half day in Tokyo, we went to bed fairly early. It worked out perfectly because we were able to wake up early the next morning to go to the Tsukiji Fish Market. The tuna auction happens at 5:25am, and there are tips on various websites to arrive between 1:00am and 3:00am to get one of the 120 spots/day. … Continue reading tsukiji fish market.
The recap of our Japan trip will be more of a picture story because I took a million and one pictures, and I can’t narrow it down. This post only contains planning, and our first day… and we’ve got seven days to get through. It’s not ideal for the layout on the phone… so… just scroll past all the words :). ==Planning== I had a week … Continue reading planning tokyo.
The only one I see. Continue reading my valentine.