Category Archive: travel

Happy New Year from A Modern Girl!

Check out some of the highlights from 2015 and see what’s in store for 2016!

Snaps from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Over Memorial Day weekend, I had the chance to visit Cleveland for the first time for the wedding of one of my good friends from graduate school. The wedding was held at the… Continue reading

Mr. Men & Little Miss Do Harajuku

Japan knows cute. Even when said cuteness doesn’t originate in Japan, this is a country that has a way of bringing everything adorable to the heart of Tokyo–often in the form of limited-run theme… Continue reading

Sonoma Getaway Weekend

One of the big perks of living in Berkeley is easy access to wine country. I’ve taken pretty good advantage of the situation in past years–I get up to Napa 3-4 times per… Continue reading

Stars & Sweets: Milky Way Cafe, Ikebukuro

As I mentioned in my last post about cat cafes, I returned to Tokyo this past summer for another round of research, which meant… more visits to my favorite Tokyo eateries and introductions… Continue reading

Reliving Childhood Dreams at The Last Unicorn Tour

If you were a kid in the 1980s, you probably watched the animated version of The Last Unicorn at some point. Maybe at several points. Maybe over and over again until not only you but… Continue reading

Shigenobu Okuma: Founder of Waseda University

Sometimes it’s the small things that define an experience. That coffee shop you studied in, that little old lady you said hi to every morning… or maybe that statue that you’ve walked by… Continue reading

Cat Cafe Time at Hapi Neko, Shibuya

I love cats. I recent acquired two adorable kittens (one Persian, one Himalayan), but since they are back in Berkeley while I am in Tokyo for the summer, I’ve been experiencing some definite… Continue reading

Hello, Kitty: A Day at Sanrio Puroland

Hello Kitty and Twitter: two of my favorite things. The two combined in wonderful ways last year when I entered a giveaway sponsored by @TimeOutTokyo for two passes to Sanrio Puroland and actually won!… Continue reading

Back in Tokyo!

Hello, faithful readers! I’m back in Tokyo for the summer, so expect to see some long-overdue posts in the near future! I’m residing in Azabu-juban this time around, so I’m looking forward to exploring… Continue reading