From Kyoto to Osaka

Japan is an amazing country. It is steeped in culture, tradition, and yummy foods. Aside from purely being a tourist, I’ve been most focused on observing their interpersonal customs. Japanese, from what I’ve gleaned, are extremely kind, welcoming, and well-mannered in all their dealings. It is inspiring. It has led me to reexamine my own temperament and mood — something I hope to continue once I return from vacation. I’ve also taken an interest in trying to learn some Katakana… here’s to being hopeful. Kanpai!

My wife Katie has been blogging about our trip at