Kyoto Imperial Palace 京都御所 and Imperial Park 京都御苑

The Kyoto Imperial Palace is located within the Imperial Park which is huge and both are free to visit.

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Kawaii Monster Cafe かわいいモンスターカフェ

Kawaii Monster Cafe かわいいモンスターカフェ

The Kawaii Monster Cafe is a popular restaurant in Harajuku. We tried to go for lunch but the line continued to the stairs so we decided to go for dinner and there happened to be no line. The restaurant likes to pair creepy with cute and depending on the day and time— sexy.  Like Alice's [...]

Osaka Castle 大阪城

Osaka Castle 大阪城

Osaka Castle isn't the original castle. It was rebuilt several times and the one currently standing in Osaka was built 1931. It's more of a castle grounds with a few replica buildings up, such as Tenshukaku, or the castle museum. The museum is about Hideyoshi Toyotomi who had the original castle built in 1583. Several [...]

Castle Hill Farm

Castle Hill Farm

In Lexington there's a castle. The castle while surviving a fire and being passed around is currently an inn, where rooms go for $185-$595 per night, to being an event space of $4300 per night. Also for much cheaper you can buy tickets to a murder mystery event for about $75. (Still expensive, but it's [...]

Nijo Castle 二条城

Nijo Castle 二条城

Our next stop on our busy tourist day was Nijo Castle. Which was undergoing some construction. After paying to get in, 600 yen, we went in Ninomaru palace which was a hauntingly beautiful experience.  The castle was built in 1603. Ninomaru palace is where the shogun would live and work while in Kyoto. The corridors are Nightingale floors [...]

Bristol Renaissance Faire

For my last road trip I went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire on the border of Wisconsin and Illinois. We actually passed Six Flags Great America on our way. The Faire is open from 10am until 7pm on the weekends from July through September 1st (Labor Day, the only Monday they're open). My aunt and I left [...]

Winchester Palace

After lunch my cousin and I walked around for a bit, and stumbled upon the ruins of Winchester Palace. The parts  that can be seen are the remains of the Great Hall of one of the most important and largest buildings of medieval London. The 12th century palace housed the bishops of Winchester for when they [...]

Medieval Times

At work, as a Residential Advisor, we occasionally have Fun Days where we go out and do things. They've given us tickets to the Sky Deck, taken us to Dave and Busters a couple times ( a large arcade, fun for everyone), and given us tickets to the movies, taken us to Santa's Village ( [...]