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Win A Flight To Japan in the ANA Caption Contest

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ANA is celebrating their new Houston to Tokyo- Narita route which takes off on June 12, 2015 with a little contest.

The airline is looking for help to create a caption which will be printed on a special ANA umbrella. The umbrella commemorates the inaugural flight and will be given  to passengers onboard as a special gift!

While I’d be happy to get a commemorative ANA umbrella, I’d love to win the prize in their Caption Writing Contest even more. Continue reading Win A Flight To Japan in the ANA Caption Contest

Feeling Lonely? Dine With An Unusual Guest In Japan

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Are you the type that’s uncomfortable dining out along? If so the Moomin House Cafe in Tokyo can help.

The cafe seats lone customers with stuffed animals called Moomins so they won’t have to sit and dine alone. (Stuffed animals are also brought to groups so they can get a turn sitting with them.) I don’t know, if you ask me, I’d guess that dining with a stuffed animal is much more awkward than dining alone!

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Ridiculous Street Signs #17: Bird Droppings- Tokyo

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Back in July I wrote about visiting Senso-ji Temple during Day 1 of our trip to Japan. Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple and was very busy with tourists. While we enjoyed seeing the temples, we found the people watching to be at its finest!

While walking in and around the temple grounds we came across a couple of odd signs. Since Kim and I do not speak or read Japanese we couldn’t figure out the exact meaning but we had some ideas.

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Japan Trip Recap: Day 1- Tokyo

We’re about half way through our trip to Japan and it’s time to start sharing some of what we’ve been up to.
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Feeling refreshed after an excellent flight on American Airlines (more on that another time), we got out relatively early to explore Tokyo on our first day.
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We made a bunch of stops, some being food-related. We also visited a beautiful temple and took in views from high above the city.
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Here is what we did:
  • Kappabashi- “Kitchen Town”
  • Senso-ji Temple
  • Daikokuya restaurant for tempura
  • Impressive views from the Sky Tree
  • Doughnut Plant, a favorite of ours back home

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