I’d like to welcome you to my blog, a documented journey of picking up and starting over in a foreign land. Relocation from Hollywood, California to the Japanese countryside – and everything that went into it. From pre-planning to introspective thoughts on the matter, from moving logistics to cultural observations, and on to the development of a new beginning.

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I’m always surprised when I bring up Onsen to Americans as one of my favorite things about Japan – and they aren’t familiar with it. Onsen is the Japanese term for “hot spring” but really it covers a lot more than that.
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