Solo travel isn't as lonely or as daunting as it may seem. It helped me transform from someone who vicariously experiences adventures through fiction to someone actually living them out.
Located in Hiroshima City, Shukkeien Garden is a park that dates back to 1620. Like many traditional Japanese gardens, a pond lies at its center, and around it, a walking trail. It takes around an hour to explore the entirety of the park at a leisurely pace.
Travel, for me, is about finding the beauty in the fleeting moments, whether it's an old man trying to take a photo of his wife, or a young mother taking her two sons out.
From broiled eel to maple leaf sweet buns, Hiroshima will fill your tummy with sweet and savory treats!
Fall in love with the colors of fall at Hananuki Gorge in Ibaraki Prefecture!
What makes Shizuoka's oden so good? It's served hot, straight out of the pot and with fascinating stories.
When Tokugawa Ieyasu died, Kunōzan Tōshōgū in Shizuoka Prefecture was built to enshrine his remains. They were lated moved to Nikko, but it is said that a part still remains in its original resting place. To this day, Kunōzan Tōshōgū remains a spectacular feat—an ornate shrine fit for a fearsome ruler.