Having Fun Eating Sushi in Japan at Kura Sushi

Having Fun Eating Sushi in Japan at Kura Sushi

Sushi is everywhere in Japan and there’s a wide range of sushi restaurants to choose from. You can go from chain sushi restaurants to the uber expensive sushi places like Sukibayashi Jiro from the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi. We wanted to have fun while eating our sushi, so we went to Kura Sushi.

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Robot Restaurant in Japan - The Most Wacky and Awesome Show You'll Ever Experience

Robot Restaurant in Japan - The Most Wacky and Awesome Show You'll Ever Experience

I’ve been hearing a lot about Robot Restaurant lately, so I had to go check this place out for myself while I was in Japan. It’s a pretty expensive show at ¥8,000 (~$80), but if you go to Beauty of Japan and purchase your tickets in advance, you’ll get a 16% discount, making it  ¥6,700 (~$67) for the show. 

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Our Bizarre Hedgehog Cafe Experience in Tokyo

Our Bizarre Hedgehog Cafe Experience in Tokyo

We were staying at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo and discovered that there was a hedgehog cafe within walking distance from our hotel. Margot Robbie went to this same cafe a few months prior and her instagram photo of her holding one of the hedgehogs was adorable. Since we already visited the Owl Cafe and liked it so much, we had to visit the hedgehog cafe too.

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My Neighbor Totoro + Cafe = The Cutest Cream Puffs in Japan

My Neighbor Totoro + Cafe = The Cutest Cream Puffs in Japan

Are you a fan of of the anime character Totoro or cream puffs? We are! That is why we went to this cute little cafe that was located slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Shirohige's Cream Puff Shop is a small little bakery and cafe located in Setagaya, Japan.

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Luxurious Stay at the Conrad Tokyo Hotel in Japan

Luxurious Stay at the Conrad Tokyo Hotel in Japan

The Conrad Tokyo hotel in Japan is probably the most luxurious hotel we have ever stayed at. Everything about this hotel was top notch and we were impressed with just about everything the hotel had to offer. Right from the start, when we arrived, they made us feel like we were very important guests of theirs. 

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Celebrating Tokyo DisneySea's 15th Anniversary in Japan

Celebrating Tokyo DisneySea's 15th Anniversary in Japan

In 2016, Tokyo DisneySea celebrated its 15th Anniversary. DisneySea is located right next to Tokyo Disneyland and in 2013, it was the third most visited theme park in the world. The 176-acre park was originally aimed to entertain adults, but they have expanded and added several attractions for children as well. 

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Making the Trek To See the Wild Snow Monkeys in Japan

Making the Trek To See the Wild Snow Monkeys in Japan

Visiting the snow monkeys in Japan has been something I have wanted to do for years, but never had the time to visit them until now. We made an ambitious trip to Yudanaka in one day, where the snow monkeys are located, and it was quite a trek, but so worth it.

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What Owl Cafes Are Really Like in Japan

What Owl Cafes Are Really Like in Japan

Last year, we visited two different cat cafes, so this year, we wanted to check out an animal cafe that was a little out of the norm. Japan is the master of stepping up the game once they find a fad. Since cat cafes were such a hit, they took animal cafes to another level and created an owl cafe. There are a couple of owl cafes in Tokyo and we visited the one in Akihabara called Akiba Fukurou

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The Historic Sofia Hotel in San Diego

The Historic Sofia Hotel in San Diego

I recently attended the Adobe MAX conference at the San Diego Convention Center (if you're a creative, you need to go!) and since it was a packed event, most of the hotels near the convention center were full.  Thankfully, Sofia Hotel had a room available and I'm so glad they did because I really enjoyed my stay here. 

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Explore Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

Explore Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

If you happen to have a layover in Japan or want to see the second most visited hatsumode spots (first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year) in Japan, then Narita Shinshoji Temple is the perfect place to go. It is conveniently located only one train stop (8 minutes) from Narita International Airport. 

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Our Top 10 Travel Highlights From 2016

Our Top 10 Travel Highlights From 2016

 Can you believe we're almost at the end of 2016? We say this every year, but time just flies by so fast! We did a good amount of traveling this year and wanted to share with you our favorite travel destinations of 2016. From Iceland to California to Indiana, each location had something fun and unique to offer. 

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Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills is quite popular with world-class exhibitions and contemporary art. At the time we went, there was a great 'Universe and Art' exhibit going on that we were interested in checking out. If you are a fan of space, astronomy, astronauts, aliens, Galileo, Da Vinci, Charles Darwin, or teamLab, than this is a must-see exhibit. 

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