Monkeys playing near the playground.

Arashiyama Monkey Park

The first thing we did in Kyoto was spend the day out in Arashiyama. It’s a lovely area in the northwest outskirts of Kyoto and is most famous for its Monkey Park and bamboo grove. David loves monkeys, so the Monkey Park was a must. However, if you’re looking for “wild monkeys” this won’t be it.…

Adorable sleepy cat

Osaka Cat Cafe

One of the most unusual experiences we had in Japan was visiting a cat cafe. My friend Jessica absolutely adores cats though, so doing this was at the top of her list. She did her research and found a place called Neko no Jikan a stone’s throw away from Dotonbori in Osaka. This was supposedly the very…