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{travel} November ’16: Kurama Mountain and Kibune

Hello world! I haven’t posted anything in over two weeks, so sorry about that. Life got pretty busy with finals and essays – all I did for the past two-three weeks was pretty much just drink coffee, eat food, study. Lots of coffee. Lots of food. Not so much study. Buuuuut heeeey, I just finished my […]

{travel} Things I Did In October: Halloween In Osaka

Contrary to my expectations, Halloween turned out to be an actual thing in Japan. Kind of. When I arrived in Kyoto at the beginning of September, supermarkets and department stores were already selling halloween-themed candy, halloween costumes, and even halloween-themed toilet paper. My new friends were also already pretty excited about the upcoming halloween celebrations from […]

{travel} Things I Did In October: Mount Daimonji

October in Japan was still crazy warm and pretty sunny for most of the time, and on a particularly nice Sunday, a few friends and I decided to pretend like we’re active, health-conscious people by hiking Mount Daimonji. This particular mountain offers a beautiful, but also relatively easily accessible view of the city and its […]

{travel} Things I Did In October: Jidai Matsuri

As promised, today I want to talk a little about the Jidai Matsuri, a traditional Japanese festival that takes place annually on October 22nd. Jidai is the Japanese word for ages, and matsuri means festival. Jidai matsuri can therefore be translated as Festival of the Ages. Alongside the Aoi Matsuri in May and the Gion Matsuri in July, it is […]