Marine day is a national holiday that celebrates the ocean and its influence on Japan. I, and thousands of my closest friends, flooded the streets of the Nagoya Port for food, parades, fireworks, and zero personal space. Seriously. No personal space. We were probably half a mile from the fireworks and we were … Continue reading Happy Marine day!
I have officially been in Japan two weeks. And what a two weeks! I have mostly been busy with training for my job and generally trying to survive in a foreign country with next to no Japanese skills. (More on that when I have gathered a conglomeration of embarrassing stories). Though I haven't had a … Continue reading My first shrine visit
The history of the Nagoya Castle dates back to the 1520's, though it has been rebuilt and renovated several times during that period. The most notable being after its almost complete destruction during WWII. Currently, it is undergoing some refurbishments that are to be completed next year. However, a majority of it is open to the … Continue reading Nagoya Castle
As I prepare for one of the biggest adventures of my life, I am both thrilled and terrified. A good friend suggested I focus on what I am looking forward to in hopes of tipping the scale in favor of excitement. So, what is on my Japan Bucket List? The Studio Ghibli Museum!!! Take a … Continue reading Japan Bucket List