Located about an hour (train ride) from Yokota, the Tama Zoo is a real gem tucked in the Tama Hills of southwest Tokyo. We took the train to Tachikawa and then switched to the monorail to continue to the zoo. The entrance is impressive Continue reading
Exploring Fussa by bike or on foot had been high on our priority list since arriving in Japan in December. The previous Sunday we conducted a 6 mile practice run since we hadn’t ridden our bikes in 9 months or so and we definitely are out of shape. Also, exploring Fussa would entail 4 miles just getting from home to the gate and back. Checking the weather, not just for rain/wind/temperature but also for air quality – levels of PM (particulate matter) and yellow sand – we chose Saturday for our adventure.
Having received “Grace” tattoos Continue reading