What makes Shizuoka's oden so good? It's served hot, straight out of the pot and with fascinating stories.
It came sudden, and then sweeping—the memory of my grandfather.
Sadness was, after all, a familiar friend, one that you no longer shut the door to as you grow older; one that you invite in, chat with, and say goodbye to knowing that you'll see each other again.
Located at the fringes of western Tokyo, Okutama is a town that offers the quiet majesty of nature to anyone who drops by for a visit. I walked the Otama Trail for my first ever solo hike, which gave way to a lot of reflection.