Random pictures from an amazing family visit!

My sister, brother and niece recently visited Japan for the first time, and we thoroughly loved showing them around this amazing country we call home. Since I have already blogged about most of these places, I thought I would just include some random pictures from a very awesome visit.

Pretty chipper after 24 hours of travel!

Victoria’s first train trip into Tokyo.

Pork buns in Tokyo station.

The beautiful façade of Tokyo station, and the Three Musketeers.

Braving the typhoon at Imperial Palace.

Fun at Aeon Mall.

Here comes the sun…..

The 45th floor observatory at the Metropolitan Government Building, with a view of Mt. Fuji in the far distance.

Ladies day at Ueno Zoo (complete with panda ears),


and pagodas.

Taking in the unique architecture of the Asakusa neighborhood.

The girls were interviewed by a local, tutu wearing, celebrity for Japanese TV.

Group photo in front of the famous Senso-ji Shrine.

I wish I had video of the squeals these cute school girls made when we asked for a picture!

A relaxing boat cruise on the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay.

Window shopping in the high end Ginza neighborhood.

Ahhh, time to unwind at the hotel.

Girl time, (and dessert!) in the hotel room.

Family van groupie.

A gorgeous day, playing dress-up, at a thatched roof village near Mt. Fuji.


One of my favorite pics!

There’s always time for ice cream!

Teaching Victoria all about tree climbing, in our front yard.

Siblings day at Meiji Shrine.

Adam hanging out with the Harajuku girls.

Dancing the afternoon away with the lead of The Strangers (rockabilly dance group), in Yoyogi Park.

A memorable afternoon in Chinatown, Yokohama.

Fish spa!

Fish nibbling at our dead skin, yum!

And, last but not least, a wild night at the Robot Restaurant!

Whew! What a whirlwind, yet, wonderful visit!

Come back soon!


  1. Amara
    November 14, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    How did you pack all of that in?! You guys are troopers. I'm so glad you posted the rest of these pictures -there were some really cool ones!

  2. belann
    November 15, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    It did look like a fun visit, one that all of you will always remember.

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