Osaka: Traditional Japanese Housing, Osaka Castle Grounds, & the Glico Running ManKyoto: Gion district, Kiyomizu-dera temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Kyoto Station.Uji: Uji Temple (as pictured on the back of the ten yen coin).Tokyo: Odaiba District, the Little Statue of Liberty, and the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Tokyo was my last stop for my Japan trip and I had some reservations about going. I was growing tired of big cities, debating an over-packed itinerary, and was worried about being overwhelmed by a city even bigger than my old home of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. So, I just stuck with my instincts: check out a neighborhood a day at a time, relax at night, and just ride the wave. It was also the first time I decided to […]
Visited Japan for the first time in June where my second and third stop was Kyoto and Uji and I have to admit I loved them dearly because of the perfect blend of nature with city life. Here are some of my favorite photography spots for the photogenic souls. Maruyama Park:Kiyomizu-dera: Okochi Sanso: Mount Arashi and the Oi River: Fushimi Inari-taisha:Iwatayama Monkey Park: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest: Kyoto Station: Day Trip to Uji: I stopped in a barbecue place and the […]
I left the school I worked at in Vietnam to start a new journey backpacking Japan, visiting my family in Singapore, and to live and teach in Taiwan. I didn’t dislike Vietnam but couldn’t get past some of the cons that made me not want to extend my stay past my fifteen months of living in Ho Chi Minh City. Some of the things I do and don’t miss about living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: The corruption: My […]