First Time Japan Essential Experiences


Around the age of 11 I took my first visit to Japan, little did I know this would be the beginning of my on again, off again long distance love affair with the land of the rising sun. If youโ€™re looking for a country to immerse yourself in a different culture, Japan is a superb choice.ย 

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Overcoming Onsen Anxiety in Tokyo


While in Matsue we have visited Matsue Castle, Meimei-an Tea House. Tomorrow we’ll continue onto Osaka by Shinkansen, but since arriving in Japan just over a week ago, we’ve quickly become comfortable with the idea of Onsen, and take most opportunities to soak in the steaming baths.

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Getting My Feet In Japan


It has been a whirlwind of emotions the last three days. I always knew the day would come where I could say “tomorrow, I’m leaving on my OE”, but when that day actually arrives there are no words, no thoughts, just contentment in waiting.ย 

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