Mount Fuji and Me

A lot of items on my bucket list were checked off last year when I went to Japan. One of those was Mount Fuji. I vividly remember learning about  this iconic volcano in class when I was just a kid and how it seemed beyond my reach back then. I’ve seen countless photographs, watched various movies and…

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Food Trip: Japanese Street Food

While traditional Japanese cuisine is known for its elegance and luxury, Japan’s street food culture has become increasingly popular and as pertinent. It is not like your typical street food. Usually, you can only find street food during festivals or at popular tourist spots. If you are not familiar with Japanese street food, most of it…

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Japan: Chasing Cherry Blossoms

Visiting Japan in the spring has been on top of my bucket list for the longest time.  So when I was able to go last year, I could not believe that it was finally happening. Why was I being specific about this season? It’s because at this time of year, Japan is covered by millions of…

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Osaka: Japan’s Kitchen

Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. It is one of the most important seaports of the country as well as home to many leading Japanese manufacturers. More importantly, Osaka is known to be Japan’s food capital, hence the moniker “Nation’s Kitchen”. A big factor to this is the well known food market, Kuromon…

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Japan: Nara’s Famous Residents

One of the cities that struck me most in Japan was its first capital, Nara. Sure, I love all of the other better known cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto but I found Nara’s underrated appeal raw and unique. I don’t think a lot of people outside Asia know about this old treasure and I haven’t…

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Food Trip: I’m Turning Japanese

If you think you love sushi, think again. If you haven’t been to Japan and you’re a self-proclaimed sushi addict, then you’ve been living  a lie. I’m no sushi expert and I don’t even consider myself sushi crazy but there’s a reason why it originated in Japan: They know how to make it. And they…

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