Japan 2016

In early 2016 I left my job and my town, in search of a fresh start.  In doing so I broke free from all the illusions that had been preventing me from living, and I finally managed to realise a life long dream of going to Japan!

I was lucky enough to be able to volunteer as an English language teacher for a few months in the Kansai region.  Living in Otsu, Shiga, teaching there, and in Kyoto.

Heading to Japan!

Kansai Airport to Otsu

Settling in

Day 2

Day 3, work begins

Day 4

Day 5 – First day in the class!

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 – Exploring Arashiyama

Day 9 -Toji Temple & Fushimi Inari Taisha

Japan Day 10

Japan Day 11

Japan – Day 11 Snow at night!

Japan Days 12 & 13

Japan Day 14

Japan Day 15

Japan Day 16

Japan Day 17

Japan Day 18

Japan Day 19

Japan Day 20

Japan – Nara!!!

Kyoto – NW area

Japan – General musings so far

Japan Sushi Time!

Japan – Day???

Japan – Kyoto At Night

Japan – A day of snacks & work

Japan – Being a Shinsengumi!!!!!

Japan – Miidere Temple!!!

Japan – Takoyaki party!!!!!

Japan – Gundams & Kiyomizu temple!

Japan -Awesome Day At Toji!

Japan – Fun classes!

Japan – Small days

Japan – Kyoto North East

Green Tea Fields!

Japan – Ishiyama-Dera

Japan – Seta

Japan – Zeze Park

Nagara Park Night Festival

Japan – Making New Friends

Japan – The Missing Week!

Japan – Homeless for a night

Japan – Party in Wakayama!

Japan – Wakayama, it’s a magical place.

Japan – I don’t wanna go!

London – Adjusting back