From Hiroshima to Pearl Harbor

I never did extremely well in history class and hated forcefully remembering dates and names of important political events.  What I didn’t realize at the time was how powerful it is to actually visit these historic places where war, fear, and hatred once lived.  To see the memorials built in each country as a memory…

Tokyo to Osaka: 10 days in Japan

Japan is a country that has been on my bucket list well before I moved to Asia. 10 days goes by fast when you planned to hit up as many cities as I wanted to, but transportation is easy when the next town is simply a train stop away by high speed rail.  For this…

Stone Pathway – Hiking near Lake Ashi

There are many hikes in Hakone ranging from easy, moderate and difficult.  I had time for two! You can find my hiking route below — enjoy! – Take bus 2 from Hakone Yumoto Station (390 JPY) – Exit off Hatajuku Milestone – Length – 4.2 km – Elevation – Moderate mostly uphill The hike begins…