My Struggle Learning a New Language

My Struggle Learning a New Language

In, Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Abroad, I shared that one thing I really wish I knew was the language of course! Even though I always heard multiple languages just walking down the streets of NYC and studied…

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Japanese Kaiseki

Japanese Kaiseki

Part of the ryokan experience includes eating local dishes. The Yamazakura restaurant in Hotel Okada serves kaiseki.  Kaiseki is a multi-course traditional Japanese dinner made with seasonal ingredients. The portion sizes may seem small, but was filling after having everything.

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Hot Springs in Hakone

Hot Springs in Hakone

Hakone is a popular destination because it is close to Tokyo and famous for hot springs. Hotel Okada is a ryokan, Japanese style inn, with the main attraction being a public hot spring and foot bath. I can’t remember why…

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A Summer Experience: Wearing Yukata
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A Summer Experience: Wearing Yukata

Although we are no longer on lockdown, things aren’t back to “normal.” Summer time in Japan is typically full of festivals and other fun activities. A lot of big events have been canceled and it’s still recommended to practice social…

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