Hello everyone! Tamara here. I went to Kyoto last Sunday to meet up with my friend, and we walked around Kyoto to look at plum (梅) blossoms. We went to the gardens in the Kyoto Imperial Palace Grounds. Because of the travel bans and the coronavirus, Kyoto had much less people than usual on a nice Sunday afternoon.
Hello everybody! Maria here. How are you doing? It’s winter now, and it means the best season for visiting an onsen, or a hot spring, has come. Here in Kobe we are very lucky to have Arima Onsen, one of the oldest hot springs in the country, just on the other side of the mountains. So just after the New Year I decided to go there. My favorite way to get to Arima onsen is by the Rokko-Arima ropeway. It’s a little bit more expensive than going by bus or train, but it is much more fun, and you...
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family! Today, let’s talk about the differences between new year in America and Japan. In America, we stay awake until mid-night. Many people in large cities such as New York City will gather to watch a ball drop. Ten seconds before the clock reads 12:00 a.m. everyone gathered around counts out loud from ten (10, 9, 8, 7…) to one and watches a ball drop. The ball stops and midnight and everyone shouts, “Happy New Year.”...
Hello everyone! Tamara here. I just got back from a two-week vacation in Toronto, Canada. I went to my mom’s wedding and did some sightseeing too. The direct flight from Tokyo to Toronto took around 12 hours! I felt like I flew halfway across the world. Toronto is a very interesting city because there are so many different kinds of people! Whenever I went around the city, I could see people from different countries and hear different languages.
Hello everyone,Mae here. I hope you're all doing well. Have you ever been to any animal cafes? Japan has lots of interesting places and animal cafes are definitely worth visiting. I`ve been to an owl café in Kobe once and this time I want to share the fun time I had at a dog café in Osaka.
Hi everyone, Mae here. I hope you all had a well-spent Obon week and summer vacation. I`ve spent most of my Obon holiday swimming at Suma and Asagiri beach. And last week, I had a wonderful time in the lovely onsen town of Kinosaki!
Greetings all, I hope you’ve been well! Some of you may know that I dance salsa and for those of you that don’t, I dance salsa. I recently went to Bangkok, Thailand to do a dance performance with my dance team. I was supposed to fly Wednesday night but when I got to the airport, I forgot my passport! Oh no! I changed my flight to Thursday morning.