Japan Diaries


  • January
    In which I leave the UK again, and readjust to life back in Japan.


  • February
    In which I spend a lot of time in Kamakura, and have a snowy day in Yokohama.


  • March
    In which I finally get chance to travel out of the Kanto area, and try to make some adult life decisions.


  • April
    In which I go back to school, attend a tea ceremony, and have to talk to the police.


  • May
    In which I see the new Emperor, eat some interesting ramen, and have all the emotions.


  • June
    In which I hit 50 posts, have a huge dose of British food and culture, and experience things which make me appreciate Japan a little more.


  • July
    In which I take a Japanese exam and have to go to the dentist, but I made up for it with an ‘anime pilgrimage’ to Enoshima.


  • August Part I
    In which I saw countless Pikachu, took myself on a solo date to Kawasaki, and spent a great summer in Yokohama.


  • August Part II 
    In which I have an excellent day in Tokyo, plus a couple of little day trips, seeing off the summer with a barbeque in Kamakura.


  • September
    In which I see in the start of typhoon season, have a great time watching fireworks in Zushi, and hang out with my friends in a Tokyo AirBnB.


  • October
    In which I deal with housing and Typhoon Hagibis, go to my school’s sports day, and find out how long my new visa is for.


  • November
    In which I move house, hang out with friends, and try vegan cooking in Japan.


  • December
    In which I explore a really cool Buddhist temple, revisit Nagano Prefecture, and get ready for Christmas.



  • January
    In which I try to make myself fall in love with Japan again after going back home, restart my routine, and set my goals for 2020.


  • February
    In which I cross some more places off my list in Kamakura, have some pretty serious laptop issues, and visit the home of the famous maneki neko.


  • March
    In which I deal with coronavirus panic in Japan, say goodbye to a couple of schools, and experience sakura with snow for the first time.