Japan Blog Posts

October 24, 2019

The World’s Safest City is Tokyo, Japan

No matter what travel destination you’re considering, your children’s safety is the number one priority. So, which destinations are going to give you the most peace of mind when you’re abroad? According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Safe Cities Index (SCI) report, the world’s safest city is Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo scored a 92.0 out…

March 7, 2019

Ultra, Uber Japan

Japan is known for so many things, from sushi and karaoke to anime, temples and shrines. Every street and subway is spotlessly clean, timetables are adhered to and waiting lines are orderly. All of this calm is a welcome invitation for us to fearlessly investigate a world so different from our own. Dive in and…

February 16, 2017

The 6 Things I Love Most About Japan

Japan is a fascinating country and makes for a great place to take a family vacation. Between its ancient history and cutting edge technology, you can get a look at the future and the past. Here are some of my favorite things from when I traveled on a family vacation to Japan. Efficiency It’s the most efficient…

April 27, 2015

Kaiten Sushi in Japan

By Noemi Gamel One of our favorite dining experiences in Japan has been kaiten sushi. You may have seen it before in movies or your hometown, where the sushi is placed on a conveyor belt that travels around the counter, and you pick whatever looks tasty. In Japan, this is considered a form of “fast…

April 20, 2015

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

By Noemi Gamel No one takes cherry blossom viewing as seriously as the Japanese people. They even have a verb to describe it: hanami, the art of viewing flowers.   I was worried that we were not going to arrive in Tokyo in time for hanami, but fortunately that was not the case. We spent two…