Japan

Yokohama Chinatown

A delightfully colorful chinatown where you’ll definitely want to go hungry!

Sayonara

I came to Japan with a big heart, and fell deeply in love with the country. I saw beautiful landscapes, ate beautiful food, soothed myself in beautiful waters, and met beautiful people.

Kiyomizu-dera

Return to Kiyomizu-dera Our hotel in Kyoto was a twenty minute walk from Kiyomizu-dera, and we couldn't resist a return in the beautiful spring air. Kiyomizu-dera boasts one of the most spectacular views of Kyoto. If all the world is a stage, this is the artists...

Nara

Nara Park is a magical place where you can pet deer, and view some of the oldest buildings in the world.

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto Japan is one of the most beautiful places in Japan. Walk through thousands of tori gates in the beautiful mountains overlooking Kyoto.

Heian Jingu

Heian Jingu is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto, and is well known for its weeping cherry blossom garden.

Wakayama

Today we spent the day at Wakayama Castle. The sakura are still in bloom, and hundreds of people were eating and drinking in the park enjoying the last days of the beautiful flowers.

Ikebukuro

The observatory at the top Sunshine 60 in Ikebukura is a fun place to watch seals play

Finding a Job in Japan

Are you looking for work as an English teacher in Japan? Here are a few tips I wish I had known.

Spring Smooch

Spring Smooch Spring is starting here in Japan. The plum trees are blossoming and today I taught class today without my jacket. I am ecstatic. Since graduation is in just a few days, and many of the students are stressed, sad, or just emotional, some of the teachers...

Japanese Cook Book Recommendation

One of the finest reasons to take an interest in Japan is for it’s cooking. The whole world could, and should learn from Japan’s relationship with food. Choosing what to eat is not a constant choice between choosing something delicious and something healthy, as the most delicious Japanese foods are often very healthy.

Butting Bullhorns

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