Driving in Japan

  Before moving to Japan, one of the things I was the most nervous about was driving. Not just driving in a foreign country, but driving in a country with Kanji marking signs I didn’t understand (yet), and driving on the wrong side left side of the road.     The majority of the world … More Driving in Japan

Hotel Keihan Universal City Osaka, Japan

While visiting Osaka we stayed at Hotel Keihan Universal Tower in Universal City. Towards universal City from Shin-Osaka: Shin-Osaka arrived via bullet train, exit jr exit, take platform 15 and 16 to main osaka station. At main Osaka station take pink osaka loop line, platform one towards Universal City. At Nishikujo after exiting train transferred … More Hotel Keihan Universal City Osaka, Japan

Enoshima Aquarium

One of my favorite places to visit in Kanagawa prefecture with my children is Enoshima Aquarium. I love watching my kids as they press their faces against the glass to see various sea life. I enjoy laughing with them at the dolphin show. We often enjoy ice cream on the large open porch as we … More Enoshima Aquarium

Plum Blossoms in Japan

The opening of plum blossoms from Setsubun through the end of March, quintessentially marks the start of spring throughout Japan. Here in the Kanagawa prefecture, beautiful plum blossoms began to quietly burgeon ten days ago. I’ve enjoyed seeing these beautiful faint pink, white, and bright pink blossoms throughout our neighborhood, along the streets while driving, … More Plum Blossoms in Japan