Shiga Rains

Shiga prefecture 滋賀県is northeast of Kyoto and is home to Lake Biwa. I live really close, relatively anyway, to Shiga prefecture but have yet to actually visit. Eventually I want to try and visit all 47 prefectures so I planned to come see this land sometime during my visit. I have weekly Japanese classes and… Continue reading Shiga Rains

The Water City – 郡上八幡

Gujohachiman, the city of water. A beautiful mountain village up in Gifu prefecture 岐阜県. I have wanted to go to gujohachiman for a long time now. I first saw a video of some vloggers who visited there on YouTube. It looked like such a gorgeous place I really wanted to visit for myself. I finally… Continue reading The Water City – 郡上八幡

A Japanese Residence

I think it’s a truly special experience to see what life is like for those of a different country/culture with firsthand experience. You learn about a lot of different things and it answers questions you may have always wondered. One of these past weekends I stayed at my Japanese teacher’s house with another one of… Continue reading A Japanese Residence

Kansai with Friends

Kansai is the middle area of Japan, containing the famous cities of Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. Earlier this year I went to Kyoto (2x) and Nara with some old friends in order to hang out and also visit some shrines and temples. I mentioned hatsmoude 初詣earlier in a blog, which is where you go to… Continue reading Kansai with Friends

Key Points for learning Japanese

I want to give you a list of the things you need to learn Japanese. I will go over some actual study methods in another post, but that’s the usual stuff you see. I want to talk about the underlying bits people sometimes forget to talk about when it comes to these kinds of things.… Continue reading Key Points for learning Japanese

To the New World 新世界へ

Osaka is a city full of bright lights and a zoo of aromas ranging from fried foods lining the streets and the various restaurants that flood the city. It’s a fun city for sure that has pretty much anything you are looking for. It’s one of the biggest cities in Japan and you can feel… Continue reading To the New World 新世界へ

Why go to Japan? 日本に行くべき理由

There are many reasons I love Japan. It’s the main reason I live here after all. It isn’t a perfect country however and there are quite a few things that annoy me about being here as well. I want to focus on the good things though. As with life you shouldn’t ignore the problems, but… Continue reading Why go to Japan? 日本に行くべき理由