What happens when you return home after traveling the world for a year? That, in itself, is a new adventure!

While visitors were stampeding toward the more popular shrines and temples, I had these beauties all to myself!

Thousands of waving cats welcome you to this off-the-beaten-path temple.

One city with two messages: The horrors of nuclear weapons, and a call for global peace.

I love spending time in Tokyo, but there are plenty of other sightseeing goodies just a bullet train ride away.

Thousands of torii gates make this Shinto shrine Kyoto’s biggest, and most beautiful, attraction. I enjoyed my second visit even more than the first!

I go mad for Macaques at the Iwatayama Monkey Park near Kyoto.