Kyoto Prefecture ー Changing things up today with a photo album as opposed to my usual lengthy updates. Here’s a collection of pictures from a rainy day in Kyoto earlier this year. It’s incredible seeing the streets and temples so empty, especially when the cherry blossoms were in full-bloom. Enjoy!
Nara Prefecture ー Yesterday, August 20th, marked seven years since I first came to Japan. At that time, I was only 15 years old and had no idea that a one-year exchange would turn into a five-year university program. A lot has changed over the past seven years, but my desire to learn more about… Read More Horyuji, Nara
Toyonaka, Osaka ー After a four-month hiatus, it’s finally time to dust off my blog and give a recap of life during the pandemic. As I write this, the air conditioner is working tirelessly to fight off the 38 degree weather and the humidity that never seems to go away. The poor cicadas haven’t stopped… Read More Summer is Here
Ise City, Mie PrefectureーSummer has come and gone, and the temperature is finally starting to drop in Japan. October 1st marked the start of a new semester and, so far, all of my classes are going well. Lately, I’ve been busy with a new research project (more to come in a future post!). There was… Read More Mie Prefecture & Ise Jingu
Mount Koya, Wakayama Prefecture ー As most of us are bunkering down at home to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, I decided now would be the perfect time to catch up on all my missed blog posts. Throughout the next couple of weeks I will try to post some updates on life… Read More Mount Koya
Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture ー As the famous saying goes, “A picture tells a thousand words” so hopefully these 12 pictures, telling 12,000 words, make up for all the missed blogging over the past few months. Earlier this year, I had the great honour of participating in the Hanatsumi Festival held in southern Osaka. The… Read More Hanatsumi Festival
Kansai Region ー Autumn has finally arrived in Japan. The days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping, leaving a chill in the air. However, the most noticeable change is that of the leaves and the sight of thousands of tourists filling the streets to get a glimpse of the striking colours before they… Read More Autumn 2018
Sapporo, Hokkaido ー A lot has happened since my last update. In mid-August, I returned to Canada for 1 month with my Japanese friend. We had the chance to tour around Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara, and Banff while we were there. It was nice being home and getting to see my family again after… Read More Hokkaido