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HILTON GARDEN INN KYOTO SHIJO KARASUMA

Kyoto is a popular tourist destination, even amongst native Japanese. It’s no surprise then that there are numerous hotels and Airbnbs in the area, all with varying costs and unique attractions. As a loyal Hilton Diamond Member, my first impulse…
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TOKYO TEAM LABS

Immersive museums have grown in popularity over the past few years. When I lived in the states (prior to Japan) I’d heard of plenty pop-up immersive experiences combining technology, sound and light. In Tokyo, there are several to choose from…
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TOKYO’S GOLDEN GINGKO TREES

By no stretch would I call myself a nature buff. Although I’m willing to try anything once, it’s unlikely that you’ll find me back-packing or hiking every weekend. That being said I do enjoy what I call “controlled nature” –…
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YOKOHAMA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

In Japan, there are festivals happening almost every week. Many are centered around cuisine, like the spring time Gyoza Festival or the numerous beer festivals that pop up around Oktoberfest. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few of these,…