Wednesday, February 26, 2014

About "Daily Life In Japan"

As a foreigner in Japan, or a Gaikokujin (外国人), there is so much to see and do. However, I often find it's the little things that are different that make life here a new adventure every day. In other words, it's one thing to be a tourist and another to be a resident (trust me, I've been both, I know!). 

So here you can find some of the things I experience as a current resident in Japan. From the food, to shopping, to getting around from place to place. 

More coming soon! :)

A Beautiful Blessing Every Sunday

I currently reside in the Kanto (関東) region of Japan. I originally however arrived in Osaka/Okayama area and for about a month, I was unable to go to church due to 1. traveling and 2. lack of internet. Thus I couldn't find a church close by. 

As soon as I was settled though and had internet, I was very blessed however to find a church only a couple train stops away from where I live though (I'm a practicing Latter Day Saint). Every Sunday I now board the train to go to church. This photo below though I literally snapped just as I got off the train when I realized something amazing. 

Wayyyyyyyyy in the background is Mt. Fuji. (It's the only mountain with a snow cap). Literally, EVERY SUNDAY, I get to ride the train and see this beautiful mountain on my way to church. How many people can say that?! The day my mom and I went to Mt. Fuji last year, she told me once she never thought she'd see Mt. Fuji in person. I'm sure there are many people out there who feel the same way and it makes me feel blessed to be living in the presence of such a beautiful natural wonder.

So here's to Mt. Fuji! I hope your day is beautiful!

Monday, February 17, 2014


Hello and Welcome to "Beautiful Japan"!

Japan has always been a place of interest for many people the world over. From the history, sights, people, culture, and language, Japan continues to capture our attention.

As a foreigner living in Japan, there is so much to see and do. There are so many places to go, things to experience, and things to learn about Japan!

It is my hope here that I can share my experiences of living in Nihon (Japan) with others through blog posts and my photography.