Popular Side Trip from Tokyo 東京: Nikko 日光

Nikko 日光, is a beautiful town at the entrance to Nikko National Park. Nikko is rich in history, beautiful architecture and nature with lots of shrines, gardens and waterfalls. Nikko is famous for the stunning T...

Things to do in Kyoto: Ohara 大原

Ohara 大原 is a rural town in the mountains of northern Kyoto, about 20 km or one hour from Kyoto Station. Ohara is best known for Sanzen-in Temple and is one of the most popular places to visit in mid November -...

Things to do in Tokyo: Omotesando 表参道, Harajuku 原宿

My love affair with Omotesando 表参道 started  5 years ago when I first visited Tokyo from Osaka for a 4 day long vacation. Since then I made it a point to go there even for a couple of hours, whenever I was in To...

Summer 2016 Color Trend: Dusty Pink

We all know what neutrals are - black and white and grey and beige that are somber and well-behaved and work well with all most any other color in the color wheel. Sometimes they let navy blue join their club, ...