20 Breathtaking Photos to Inspire You to Visit Japan

Japan has got to be one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever visited in all my travels. I think you’ll find most ESL teachers in Korea fall a little in love with our next door neighbor. There’s a serenity…

Hiking Mt. Fuji When You’re Not an Avid Hiker

At 3,776 meters high, you don’t often hear about visitors climbing Mt Fuji in Japan. Beyond avid hiking circles, most visitors prefer to see the volcano from afar. Hiking Mt Fuji, especially to see the sunrise, is not an easy feat.…

Postcards from Kyoto

I cannot believe how quickly a year has gone by. This time last year Lynsey and I were in the middle of getting off a plane from Kyoto, giddily exhausted by the five days we had just spent roaming around Japan’s…

Lauren in Japan

Born and raised in South Africa, Lauren had previously never left the African continent. She maybe drove through Swaziland and once vacationed in Mozambique for a weekend with friends. It all changed in her second year living in Korea. Born and raised…

What to See in Kyoto: 10 Sights Not to Miss

In case you don’t know about this little place, here’s a brief overview of Kyoto. Its nickname is City of Ten Thousand Shrines, and for about a thousand years it was Japan’s capital (in fact, “Kyoto” means “capital city” in…