Donating a Torii Gate at Fushimi Inari

Behind Fushimi Inari shrine’s main grounds lies the entrance to the torii gate covered hiking trail. Have you ever wondered what the bright orange gates symbolize? Inari, the Shinto god to whom the site is dedicated, is the patron of business as well as the god of rice. Traditionally worshiped by Japanese merchants and manufacturers, Inari has dozens…

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ShannonMarch 24, 2016 - 2:40 pm

Beautiful photos! I love all of the red color – so bold!

Thanks for sharing!

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How to Travel Japan via Shinkansen and the Rail Pass

If you’re traveling to Japan and looking to visit multiple cities, the 7-day shinkansen rail pass is a great buy. We rode the high speed rail from Tokyo to Kyoto, Kyoto to Mt. Koya, Mt. Koya to Hiroshima and Hiroshima to Nara, stopping at each city for a night or two in a cross country…

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SCNovember 28, 2017 - 4:05 am

Great post! For our upcoming travel, I’m wondering how big of a suitcase would actually fit in the overhead rack. You wrote:

“We weren’t sure if my gigantic suitcase would fit in the upper rack but luckily it did anyway.”

Do you happen to remember the rough dimensions of your “gigantic” suitcase?

Thanks!

Sanjusangendo Temple and the 1001 Statues of Kannon

After a short delay, I’m back with some more old photos from my trip to Japan. These photos were taken in late summer 2012, marking almost two years since my trip. My goal is to go through, sort and edit them all before August hits – any longer and I fear they’d never see the…

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Dining at the Modern: A Review

My, I seem to have a ton of food posts lately. This past weekend, we celebrated C’s birthday with lunch at the Modern. The Modern is another of Danny Meyer’s restaurants, run from inside the Museum of Modern art and adjacent to the Museum’s sculpture garden. I had heard of the Modern from a foodie…

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Mont Thabor Bakery

I love carbs, I love bread and I love anything starchy. While in Tokyo, we passed by Mont Thabor bakery while trying to find Eat More Greens. I couldn’t resist peaking into the bakery and found a delightful, broad mix of Asian and French style pastries. Since it was pre-lunch at Eat More Greens and…

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Melinda DiOrioMay 18, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Oh yum. Who doesn’t love carbs?! Those breads/pastries look delicious!

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