Dubbed as the most boring city in Japan – Google’s findings, not mine! – one goes to Nagoya without any expectation. It’s not as modern as Tokyo, nor as traditional as Kyoto. We arrived late in the afternoon, with only about 3 hours to spare before the last train to Osaka. We saw the Nagoya TV Tower from a far, but other than that, we didn’t get to see much. We did, however, have a lovely dinner at one of the most charming cafes I’ve ever stumbled upon – Air Cafe.
Osaka was our base for the first part of our Japan 2016 trip. Sadly, it being a base meant we spent more time away than there. Nonetheless, it did make an impression and I would definitely be back to explore.
The streets of Tokyo were nearing empty. Or maybe just in this stretch from Haneda to Shinagawa. I watch the storefronts go by, mostly convenience stores I would find myself in over the next few days, over the next few cities. I think to myself, so this is Japan. And it was, and it wasn’t just.
On plans for the long weekend and 2017, secret lives of great composers, and SNOW
How today’s sunny afternoon transported me to brunch in Singapore
Because I couldn’t let February end without a playlist
Maybe we need to work on our passion projects even on days we don’t feel inspired.
I will let my soul sing and let my heart dance along. I will love myself, work on myself, and I will live my life the best way I believe to be and know I can.
It’s ugly and it hurts, but it could’ve been worse. And for that I am grateful.
Stratford-upon-Avon and why you should go outside London
Brunch at this Aussie eatery’s Notting Hill branch