Japan's capital city vibrates with chaotic energy. Its neon signs hypnotize, and sidewalks are thick with pedestrians at all hours of the day. Crowded and constantly on the move, Tokyo is where old and new collide. It's not unusual to see centuries-old shrines abutting trendy designer boutiques and kimono-clad residents using the latest handheld technology. Behind all the city's shimmering glass skyscrapers lies majestic snow-capped Mount Fuji. These are just some of the reasons why we love Tokyo.
There should be a special award for mothers who travel with small children. Boarding planes, tears, the constant search for bathrooms, the ever-present possibility (or, rather, likelihood) of things lost, broken, spilled. One traveling mom tells us in no uncertain terms why she'll do it all again. And again and again.