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May Flowers.

Better late than never, right? As promised, here is a post dedicated to photographs of some gorgeous flowers that I found around Japan in the month of May. June is when the hydrangeas bloom, and I am working on getting together a lot of photos of the beautiful variety of hydrangeas here in Japan. I’ve… Continue reading May Flowers.

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Kamikochi Nature Trail

This past Saturday Alex and I went on a day trip to the Kamikochi Nature Trail. Located in the city of Matsumoto in the Nagano prefecture, Kamikochi offers a gorgeous backdrop of the Japanese Alps. A five hour bus ride there and back, including a couple of stops for food was well worth this scenic,… Continue reading Kamikochi Nature Trail

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So Much to See.

On Thursday Alex and I decided to have a little date night, have some drinks and some dinner since he was leaving for the states on Friday. We walked downtown, wandered around for a bit and both decided that a hamburger sounded delicious so we ended up eating dinner at ハニービー (Honey Bee Cafe). The food… Continue reading So Much to See.

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Hiking, Wisterias, and Bamboo, Oh my.

I’m sitting here in our zen room drinking tea with Quinn’s head in my lap. My candles are flickering in the dim room. I am so grateful that we had the space to be able to dedicate a room to yoga and meditation. Children are playing in the distance, shouting in Japanese. The wind is… Continue reading Hiking, Wisterias, and Bamboo, Oh my.

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Tokyo Drift. Tokyo Wander.

Alex and I had made plans early on in the week to visit Shibuya on Saturday. This would make it my first time in Tokyo, and his second. Throughout the week I excitedly made a list of restaurants to try, boutiques to browse, bars to imbibe, and general hot spots that piqued my interest. Well,… Continue reading Tokyo Drift. Tokyo Wander.

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Kurihama Flower World.

This morning I woke up, made myself some breakfast, coffee, walked Quinn and debated on my agenda for the day. Part of me wanted to stay inside. What if it rained? I have unpacking and organizing to do. The trains are scary. All of this ran through my head along with the most daunting question,… Continue reading Kurihama Flower World.

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Across the Ocean, Into Another World.

Konichiwa! Where do I even begin? On Wednesday I arrived in Japan. JAPAN! I have never ever even lived outside of Southern California! After being away from my husband for over 100 days, we were reunited again. I flew from San Diego and arrived in Seattle around 12:30 in the afternoon. I had to switch… Continue reading Across the Ocean, Into Another World.