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Follow our Journey in Japan, from Texas to Yamaguchi!

I grew up in Arizona and have also lived in Texas and California. In all the areas where I have lived, having a car was essential for transportation, whether

When I first considered moving to Japan, a recurring image dominated my thoughts – the exquisite sight of cherry blossoms, or Sakura as they are known locally. I had seen

The Kimono forest is an awe-inspiring celebration of culture and beauty. The unique Kimono designs create an atmosphere that feels timeless and enchanting. Conveniently located near a train station,

Have you ever wanted to step into the mysterious world of the ninja? Well, that’s exactly what we did, and it was a one-of-a-kind experience. From donning ninja attire

These tips may not be applicable to everyone, so it’s important to conduct your own research (as we did). However, if I had known everything I know now when I

If there is such a thing as the best vacation destination in Japan, Okinawa would certainly be a contender. The crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life make it an

Upon landing at Incheon International Airport, I was filled with anticipation. The flight crew had been incredibly friendly throughout the journey, and the airport itself was aesthetically pleasing. They even

Buying a house in Japan can be a challenging process, especially for foreigners who are not familiar with the country’s real estate market. As someone who is currently looking to

If you’re looking for a destination that’s warm and welcoming with an abundance of delicious food options, great shopping, and exciting activities, then look no further than Osaka. Located in

Are you planning a trip and in search of the perfect hotel? Whether it’s for business or pleasure, finding the right hotel can make or break your experience. Recently, I

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, make sure to include Hiroshima on your itinerary. Hiroshima is a city that is steeped in history and culture, offering a unique combination

Japan has a number of home builders that specialize in energy-efficient design and construction. Some of the most well-known and innovative companies in this space include: 1. Sekisui House: Sekisui

Iwakuni, Japan has many great date ideas that you and your partner can enjoy. Here are some suggestions: 1. Visit Kintaikyo Bridge: Take a stroll across the iconic Kintaikyo Bridge,

I currently live in Yamaguchi Prefecture and I’ve talked a lot about traveling to other prefectures but I would honestly say this is one of the surprising places I’ve been

When we heard about a lantern festival in Nagasaki,Japan. My husband and I rushed to sign up. We had never experienced anything similar before, and neither of us had been

I see money like an important tool for life. It can help you accomplish things that are necessary, help you aquire goods or services that add value to your life,

It was not until applying for my current job that I considered visiting Iwakuni. Its location is about an hour away from Hiroshima, but smaller and more rural. At first

This story starts three years ago in Phoenix, Arizona. My then boyfriend asked me if I would consider moving to Japan. At the time, I said sure, and we started

If you’re considering working in Japan, you’re not alone. When my family and I made the move here over two years ago, we faced a few major obstacles, with employment

The castle’s magnificent aperance is something you really have to see for yourself, as words really don’t do it justice. The architecture is indicative of it’s rich and complex history,


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