OSAKA & NAOSHIMA: ART, ARCHITECTURE, & INSPIRATION

And finally, the last stop of the trip: Osaka. Out of all of the places I've been to so far on my little Asia tour, Osaka has felt the most like home. I'm not sure if I'm just getting that comfortable, or if it's that Osaka actually reminds me a bit of Philadelphia. I think… Continue reading OSAKA & NAOSHIMA: ART, ARCHITECTURE, & INSPIRATION

MOUNT FUJI IS A LADY, & SHE’S FIESTY

No matter what website you read, receptionist you talk to, or blog post you scroll through - everyone refers to Mount Fuji as a lady, and one with a bit of a temperament. Mount Fuji is easily the most iconic landscape in all of Japan, and notably even in the world. So of course there… Continue reading MOUNT FUJI IS A LADY, & SHE’S FIESTY

THE DENSE, YET CALM CITY OF TOKYO

To be honest, I was a little overwhelmed by the idea of Tokyo before I even got there. I kept overthinking it's unfathomable scale, arguing with myself that I'm just not a big city person and it's too much for me to handle. Before my trip, someone who has stayed in Tokyo calmed me down… Continue reading THE DENSE, YET CALM CITY OF TOKYO