At the End of the Day

I had this good idea that when Chris, Krissy and Sean visited I would interview them at the end of each day. I’d ask their impressions of Japan as well as their favorite things from the day. Since we've lived here for two years I wonder if I cease to notice things that they find … Continue reading At the End of the Day

Free to Play

  As I have mentioned several times, I love that Japan is so kid-friendly. It boasts so many wonderful parks. Here are some we especially love. Last month we discovered what may be my favorite park ever. Haru-no-Ogawa, or affectionately known as the Mud Park. It's a small park across the street from the massive … Continue reading Free to Play

Hope

Hiroshima, Japan Hiroshima has been high on my Japan bucket list since before we moved. I've reserved hotels several times that I cancelled for various reasons. I finally got Mike to admit it wasn't a high priority destination for him and to give Will and I his blessing to go without him. Although we were … Continue reading Hope

On the Deer Path

Nara, Japan Fall Trip Part 3 Utterly delightful, Nara was Japan's first permanent capital from 710 to 784, so it has multiple older temples and shrines. Nara is further unique as 1200 tame deer freely roam the city. These Sika deer are considered a national treasure, and many people believe their close proximity to sacred … Continue reading On the Deer Path