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Some highlights from Tsukiji and Kyoto

Giant oysters


Sea Urchins -delicious!

Sea Snails- we weren’t such huge fans

Best Sashimi Ever


Kyoto: 10,000 gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine 


Kyoto: Arashiyama Bamboo Grove



Arashiyama Monkey Park

Kyoto’s crown jewel, Kinkakuji aka the Golden Temple

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Back to Japan

I’m thrilled to return to Japan this spring. We just caught the tail end of the cherry blossoms this week. These fleeting ethereal blossoms only make an appearance for about two weeks each year. Quite a contrast from my last Tokyo visit in December 2015 when I witnessed the city blanketed in bright red fall foliage.


Below: Blossoms in Shinuku Gyoen National Garden

Below: Gundam statue in Odaiba .

Below: Great Buddah of Kamakura  (over 750 years old!)

Below: Hasedera Temple grounds

Back to Japan

Washington After Dark

No flash night photography in the US capital.

Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
WWII Memorial
WWII Memorial
Washington Monument
Washington Monument
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington After Dark

Taste of Asia: Singapore + Tokyo

This post is (very) delayed. Highlights from Asia last year with my graduate school cohort. We traveled to Singapore and Malaysia to meet with various companies and learn about the business climate and opportunity in the region. I embarked on a solo trip to Tokyo to break up the extremely long journey back to California. In Tokyo I planted myself in a quaint Airbnb in Harajuku and spent the weekend wandering and eating my way through the city. Planning to return to Japan next year to re-visit Tokyo and see Kyoto!

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Taste of Asia: Singapore + Tokyo