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

There’s just one place that could make me feel less wistful about leaving Australia, and that’s Tokyo, Japan. And the Tokyo, Japan hotel room.

On one recent night I had two new experiences: I stayed at my first hostel, and I slept inside of a bookshelf. Yup, that’s right. A bookshelf.

It’s the most touristy thing to do in Tokyo — but you can’t NOT do it. The famous Shibuya Crossing is just as much fun watching from the street as it is from high above. I’ll show you!

I recently moved from my Tokyo hotel to a Tokyo Airbnb apartment. It’s my first experience with a Japanese-style bathroom and shower, which is a bit different from what we’re used to in the United States … so allow me to take you on a little tour!

I’ve been doing a lot of walking and covering a lot of ground. Here are some photos I’ve taken along the way.

The weather here has been just like I like it … chilly and sunny. It’s made for some great days out-n-about in Tokyo, and a great night of Sumo Wrestling!

Everyone says that Tokyo is an expensive city, but I can tell you that eating well here can be cheap, cheap, cheap! Especially if you’re a noodle lover.