Japan

Kawaguchiko

Kawaguchiko

If you want a stunning view of Fuji, head to Kawaguchiko! Kawaguchiko’s actually the name of one of the lakes surrounding Fuji, and the surrounding town, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, is a lovely place to visit. We stayed at the Sunnide Resort, where the staff was super friendly and […]

A Two Week Odyssey

A Two Week Odyssey

After spending two weeks with my dad in Kanagawa and three days with my aunts and cousins in Tokyo, I met up with my favorite dude and his family for the second half of my Japan trip. I’m calling it a two week odyssey because […]

A Week in Japan

A Week in Japan

It’s already been a week since my arrival! I’ve spent time with family and friends, visited several cities and spent some time on trains. Mostly, though, my dad and I’ve been eating a ton of different foods 🙂 [The featured image is a mini Uji […]

A Traveler’s Tale

A Traveler’s Tale

This is a tale of hope, confusion, anger, and excitement – in that order. Follow along to see whether Aya makes it on a plane. 5:00am I’m usually a night owl…why am I awake at such an ungodly hour? Thanks jet lag. But, strangely feeling […]

Getting ready to bike the Shimanami Kaido

Getting ready to bike the Shimanami Kaido

The Mission: Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道) Cycling Trail After spending two weeks in Japan with my dad, I’ll be traveling around the country with my boyfriend and his family. Our main focus will be city-hopping and experiencing as much of the island nation as possible in two weeks! […]

The Traveling Flaneuse Returns to Japan

The Traveling Flaneuse Returns to Japan

(The featured picture’s not Japan. It’s actually Quebec.) Stay tuned for posts on the Traveling Flaneuse’s trip to Japan! I’m visiting the homeland after a six year absence (fyi: I was born in the US).  What changed? What stayed the same? I’m looking forward to seeing […]