nara 奈良

In the old capital of Japan, many icons of the country's Buddhist history blend with trendy urban development to create a unique cultural landscape. Today, some of the ancient city's most famous sites include Tōdai-ji (東大寺) (where you can find the second largest Buddha statue, or Daibutsu 大仏, in Japan), deer-filled Nara Park (奈良公園 Nara-kōen),… Continue reading nara 奈良

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tokyo 東京

So this past January, I finally went on my first trip to Japan. Okay, it was kind of my first trip. Technically I have previously been to the country on a layover... but this time my passport says it was the real deal! To provide context that reflects the nature and purpose of this trip,… Continue reading tokyo 東京