Tokyo DisneySea was our last stop during our tour of Japan, and I couldn’t think of a better way to end our time in the Land of the Rising Sun than by visiting Tokyo Disney’s water themed park before heading to Haneda Airport. Inspired by classic fairytales of the sea, like The Little Mermaid, Tokyo DisneySea is an incredible expression of storytelling taken to the next level. The park consists of 7 themed ports, Port Discovery, the American Waterfront, Mediterranean Harbor, Mysterious Island, Arabian Coast, Mermaid Lagoon, and the Lost River Delta. Read on to see how much there is to do at the park, from marveling at the incredibly ornate architecture and trying foods unique to the park, to riding rides, meeting characters, and experiencing your favorite films in a larger-than-life setting.
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Meiji Shrine is Japan’s most visited and celebrated shrine. Dedicated to Emperor Meiji who united Japan and opened it to the world, Meiji Shrine will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. Famous for its massive torii gates, large display of sake barrels, and as Japan’s most popular place to celebrate the first shrine visit of the New Year, called Hatsumode, and is a beautiful place to spend a few hours learning about Japanese culture and history.
Tokyo, Japan, the country’s capital, a city that blends ultra-modern living with the traditions, rituals, and sensibilites of ancient Japan in the most fascinating way. Ever-evolving and unlike any other city in Japan, Tokyo has something for everyone from flower arranging classes and traditional tea ceremonies to sumo-wrestling, endless neighborhoods dedicated to video games, anime, and manga, and a world-class dining scene with more Michelin Star Restaurants than anywhere else in the world. Whether you’re a high-end luxury traveler looking for a once in a lifetime getaway, someone visiting for business, or a fan of Japanese language and culture, Tokyo is the best place to start your Japanese adventure.
Senso-Ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan has a beautiful 5 story pagoda, and several temple halls, plus a gorgeous garden just a few blocks from Tokyo SkyTree. Built in 645 and rebuilt after it was destroyed during World War II, Senso-Ji Temple is not only one of Japan’s largest and most popular temples, it’s also a symbol of Japan’s national pride, determination, and the immutability of their history. Read on to discover everything you need to know to plan your visit to this breathtaking complex of architecture.
Inkstand is a unique art supply store in Tokyo that allows guests to explore color theory and craft their own custom blended ink for calligraphy, crafts, and so much more. There are four levels of involvement in the process of creating your own custom ink color, whether you want to choose from examples, or get down and dirty blending and experimenting with your own creations, you can do it all here in Tokyo!
As a lifelong fan of Ralph Lauren, I was positively delighted to come across Ralph’s Coffee, the brand’s café, here in Tokyo. Decked out in my favorite colors, the façade instantly drew me in, and I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the variety of small plates, organic drinks, and savory sweets. Click here to explore Ralph Lauren’s newest addition to the Ralph’s Coffee family.
Tokyo is a massive city, with nearly 50 different neighborhoods. This guide breaks each neighborhood down, and will be an important tool when planning your next trip to Japan’s capital city.
What to Expect From Your First Spa Appointment will help you understand how to book a spa day, how to prepare for your appointments, as well as what to expect during and after your appointment to ensure that you can make the most of your spa day. Plus, find helpful tips about managing allergies, sore muscles as well as suggestions for the perfect spa day itinerary!
Home to more than 65,000 works of art, valued around $9 Billion, by famed artists such as Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O’Keefe, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Breughel, and hundreds more, the Detroit Institute of Arts receives around 1,000,000 visitors each year, making it one of the world’s most visited art museums. With a vast collection of sculptures, paintings, busts, artisanal sterling silver dishes and cutlery, ancient artifacts, photographs, murals, and mixed media works, primarily from Europe has a little bit of everything. When the City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the impressive cultural and historical markers it houses, was nearly stolen from the people of Detroit and its visitors.
These 20 Midwest Travel Destinations will prove just how much the midwest has so much to offer discerning travelers, from $5 billion art collections, luxury and concept car creation, world class luxury resorts, incredible flower festivals that attract visitors from all around the world, some of the bluest waters in the world, and so much more. Read on to see why travelers in the know are traveling to the Midwest in 2020.
Berlin’s Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum is home to more than 20,000 stunning flowering plants, as well as a castle shaped glasshouse that represents the more than 20,000 individual castles found scattered around Germany. This exceptional garden educates visitors on both native plant species as well as endangered plants, which serves to foster a deeper appreciation of nature and the environment, and the gardens also strive to encourage visitors to get involved in their communities to protect and become stewards of our natural world.