Tokyo // Tokyo Disneyland

Nothing says save the best for the last like Tokyo Disneyland at the very end of our itinerary. What a great idea it was! That is a fact until we realized a lesson we learned from our Universal Studios experience: Asian theme park queues are always long! But this is Disneyland we were talking about, and beside it is like, Disney Sea, so what’s the fuss? Well either way I was still stoked, because this is the third Disneyland I visited! (Previous two were in Hong Kong and Anaheim.)

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Tokyo // Ichiran

Sometimes the best things in the world hide themselves from the common man’s eye. It’s no wonder why people spend lives to look for hidden treasures. And let’s not forget the hipster belief that the harder to find, the better. Normally I’d call bull on that. But the Ichiran in one of the hidden streets in Shinjuku contains one of the best–if not the best–ramen in the world.

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Kyoto // Vintage Japan

Half of our day in Kyoto is spent wandering around holy grounds. The other half was spent in the “little town” life, where we get a taste of vintage Japan.

The entire nation of Japan is well known for its nationalism. But it is at Kyoto where we feel the Japanese spirit truly shines in. After all, it was the old capital of Japan, so for hundreds of years a lot of the cultural nuances we see with them now are from here.

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