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Tokyo, Japan – Hakone and Shibuya

We sat high above Tokyo in a swanky lounge as evening fell deeper and deeper on the city. In front of us sat two delicious cocktails. Around us, people sat quietly chatting enjoying dinner, a drink, or evening tea. In the slightly hushed tones of the dark lounge, we also chatted. Well, not exactly. We fought. One may think that ...

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Tokyo – Touring the Fish Market and Imperial Palace Gardens

Tsukiji Market
Japan loves seafood. It’s famous for sushi, but that is just the beginning. Walking through the markets, eating at almost any restaurant, shopping at the grocery, and even the convenience stores, the heavy role seafood plays in Japanese life is abundantly clear. All over the world, people want what Japan is catch...

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Mount Inari
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Kyoto, Japan – Mount Inari’s Torii Gates

Thousands of orange gates led us up the mountain. Most showed their age, some glistened with new paint, fewer still had wet cement in their foundations. Our jetlagged wakeup aided our early arrival to Mount Inari, and although several others were with us at the beginning of the walk, our isolation increased with the altitude. An...

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