What’s new with you all? It’s been a while! I’ve been super busy with work after the semester ended. Hopefully my schedule clears up a bit starting September so that I can continue beauty writing! Almost right after my semester at school ended, we flew to Japan and it was my first time out of the continent. Can you believe it?
The trip was pretty amazing! Tokyo was busy, crowded, and a great place for shopping and delicious food.
Mount Fuji was the complete opposite. It was relaxing and a beautiful scenic place to be. The Fuji Ginkei hotel that we were staying at was also very accommodating and interesting. We got to stay in traditional Japanese rooms, experience soaking in hot springs and wearing yukatas for the first time.
Kyoto was a great place to view nature, shrines, and temples. The shrines and temples that we visited were beautiful and majestic in their own way, but I have to admit that they didn’t seem like authentic places of worship. The buildings were brightly painted and heavy in tourist traffic; we didn’t see any locals praying there (not trying to discount the sacredness of the places).
Osaka is the smaller, less crowded, and crazier version of Tokyo. Loud shops and bigger and brighter signs grace the streets of Dotonburi.
You should visit the country one day if you get the opportunity to! As a North American, it definitely felt like traveling to another world.
See you next time,