Sharing my experience of being abroad in Japan.
I am currently studying abroad in Osaka, Japan; last week I visited Iwatayama no Saru no Kouen (Iwatayama Monkey Park) in Arashiyama, Kyoto. The park is home to over 170 Japanese macaque monkeys. It sits atop a mountain that takes about 20 minutes or more to climb. When I finally[…]
Two weeks ago, my friends and I visited the beautiful city of Kobe. I learned that in 1995, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated the city and left most of it in shambles. A decade later and Kobe looked, to me, as if nothing had happened. When I visited the city’s[…]
My time in Japan has been wonderful. The people are so accommodating and kind; their services are outstanding too. Did you know that Japan has outside vending machines on almost every block? What’s more, the streets are spotless but you can walk for miles without seeing a trashcan. Coming from[…]
Last month I went to a Co-Op about twenty minutes from my house in Makino, Osaka. Families and individual salespersons were spread out across a parking lot bustling with thrift shoppers. As I made my way around the lot, I came across really cool antiques like an ammunition key chain,[…]
A trip to Kyoto, Japan is not without the sight of men and women, the young and old, donning traditional Japanese wear. My first trip to Kyoto was filled with awe at this fusion of old Japan with the contemporary one. More so, skyscrapers and foreign architecture sit adjacent to[…]