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Japanese Food: Almond Butter Toast

Itadakimasu! Almond Butter Toast Mm! Mm! Now, this is a tasty treat and best part: it's for BREAKFAST! Who could possibly skip breakfast with this sitting in front of you? Well, I know I sure can't pass up almond butter toast, especially after trying it for the first time. Unfortunately, almond butter toast is only… Continue reading Japanese Food: Almond Butter Toast

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Kōko-en Garden

Ohayo Gozaimasu! Kōko-en Garden When it comes to tourist attractions in Japan most people think of the amazing, ancient Japanese castles with their unique, multi-tiered architecture and magnificent details. Or perhaps you plan to visit the shinto shrines with their torii. Or perhaps you like the idea of spending some solace within the walls of… Continue reading Kōko-en Garden

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Mt. Shosha & Engyō-ji Temple

Ohayo Gozaimasu! Mt. Shosha & Engyō-ji Temple Japan is well-known for not only its well-preserved ancient castles, but its Buddhist temples, as well, and while I don't practice Buddhism myself, I had to take the time to visit at least one. It just so happens that the town of Himeji has a temple on top… Continue reading Mt. Shosha & Engyō-ji Temple

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Himeji, Japan

Ohayo Gozaimasu! It's been just over a week since I arrived in Japan on March 23rd, 2016 and I finally have a little bit of down time to send you some updates. How does that sound? ^.^ As I said, I've been in Japan for a week and I've spent most of that time wandering around Himeji,… Continue reading Himeji, Japan