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I’m finally back in Tokyo and it’s so good to be home. I took an extended trip home to visit with friends and family, and the commitments piled up, and I spent a lot more time in Oregon and Washington than I meant to! So what have I been up to while away? Of course [...]

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I’ve probably had the most requests for pictures of our trip to Disney World! Dan and I went at the end of September and we had an absolute blast! We stayed for a week along with our Seattle friends Kelsey and Jim. Dan and I flew out of Seattle overnight and arrived in Orlando i [...]

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While Kelsey and Jim were visiting, us along with Dan stumbled upon a shrine while making our way back to Shinjuku Station. Unfortunately it was dark out so the pictures aren’t too great, but we still took the opportunity to walk around a bit. The Hanozono shrine was founded in the mid 19th century and [...]

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Last month, Dan’s friend Toru got married, and invited Dan to the wedding. Upon hearing that Dan had company in town visiting from the States, he invited me, Kelsey and Jim to his reception. So thoughtful! I’m going to attempt to break down how the wedding day went: The day began with the actual wedding [...]

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While Kelsey and Jim were visiting, Dan and I took the opportunity to explore some new restaurants in the area. We decided to try some new yakiniku restaurants. Yakiniku translates simply to grilled meat. Yakiniku restaurants sit you at a table or booth with a grill in the middle, and you order an assortment of [...]

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While Dan and I had company in town, the 4 of us decided to spend Easter at Tokyo Disneyland! Dan, Kelsey, Jim and I were up and out the door at a decent hour. As an early birthday present, Dan got me an adorable Dooney & Bourke wristlet commemorating Florida Disney World’s 40th anniversary! It [...]

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While Kelsey and Jim were in town visiting, they wanted to be sure to go to a true sushi restaurant. After all, it’s not often you’re on the other side of the world at the birthplace of sushi! We went to a little sushi place in Shibuya. We waited maybe 20-25 minutes for some seats [...]

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Kelsey and Jim have been here about a week now, and we’ve been busy running all over the place checking out this and that. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but this is by far the most sight-seeing I’ve done since becoming a resident. I was here in Tokyo for 2 weeks in [...]

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While Dan has been working I spent the past week building our Ikea furniture, reorganizing, and cleaning. A big motivator for that was we were having our first out of town guests this week. And now I’m excited to say that I am completely unpacked and organized in our place. Ta da! A view of [...]

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