• Alessandra Baker


During our trip to Japan, my family and I took the exceedingly efficient train from Tokyo up to Kyoto, and spent a couple of days exploring the city.  Kyoto was much quieter, with a more traditional Japanese culture than the modern, tech-y Tokyo.  

Samurai lessons and visiting the Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) were among the highlights, but we also just loved experiencing this beautiful and special town.

Hotel Entrance

The amazingly beautiful and serene hotel entrance

My brother and I during our Samurai lesson

My brother and I getting schooled in Samurai (and got to dress the part, #pajamainspo)

Japanese Wood Block Prints

Loved these traditional Japanese woodblock prints

 Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)

Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) - one of the most beautiful and serene places I've been lucky enough to visit

Heart-shaped Kyoto Taxi Topper

I couldn't resist sharing the heart-shaped toppers on the Kyoto taxi cabs!

  • Alessandra Baker