Year: 2015

Shojoshin-in temple, Mount Koya

Temple Living on Mount Koya

The most memorable sightseeing place I visited during my 3 weeks in Japan.

Osaka, Japan

Returning to Japan Later in the Year, and Learning the Hostel Business

When I arrived in Tokyo a week later I had already made up my mind, I would go back to Japan from mid-November to mid-January, and volunteer at the Traveler’s House in exchange for a private room (not inside the hostel)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima and Miyajima

My first destination after a few days in Osaka was Hiroshima and the nearby island of Miyajima. To get there from Osaka, I got to ride the amazing Shinkansen, the bullet train system in Japan.

Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Osaka, And First Japanese Culture Shock

Despite being travel-weary after 15 months of traveling, arriving in Kansai Airport (Osaka) from Taipei was a much-needed shock to my system.

Night Market, Keelong

Taiwan’s Night Markets

I got the chance to visit a lot of night markets while in Taipei and Keelong. Usually on outdoor streets, there are many of them spread across the city. They primarily sell food, but you can also find clothes and other cheap items.