This is my 56th visit to Japan, and despite all I know and love about Japan, I have never actually “lived” in Japan before. The longest stay was couple of weeks in service apartments.
So with the kids having a long summer break, we are spending 1.5 months here in Tokyo, and for the first time in my life, I am finally getting a taste of how it is like to “live” in my favorite city in the whole wide world.
For most, if not all of my trips to Japan, I was on 100% tourist mode and sightseeing was the main purpose. Just like many curious travellers, I wanted to see as many things as I possibly could. But just for this time, I have so much spare time outside of mini travels that it allowed me to slowly take in each sight at every turn of a corner, looking out the same window gazing at different shades of the same sky, walking on the same path sensing different scents in the air, or just keep going back to the same combini to find different newly released products. read more