Fushimi Inari-taisha

A bucket-list trip to Kyoto wouldn’t be complete without a trip to this iconic shrine, nestled in the foothills above the city.

Exploring Kyoto

  Time & again, whenever I asked friends what their favorite thing they’ve done in Japan was, Kyoto came up. Famous as the birthplace of geisha, a former capital city, and left largely untouched during the American bombing runs of WWII all mean that Kyoto has spectacular history and architecture that is incredibly unique, even within…

Ueno Zoo in Tokyo

On one of the first brilliantly sunny days in Tokyo, I took my son to the Ueno Zoo. In the midst of cherry blossom season, Ueno Park was full of families picnicking under the gorgeous pink trees, and we did our best to get a mom & son shot under an enormous cherry blossom tree….