I'm currently writing this from my parents' house in Malaysia after what felt like a trip that was never going to end in Japan. While it was not my first time visiting nippon, it was my first time exploring other parts of Japan aside from Tokyo. About two years after my last trip, going back only enhanced on what was great about Japan. Sunlight, clean streets, good food, great clothes and blue skies.
Tokyo has definitely won my heart as one of the best cities I've ever visited especially through its shopping options in Shinjuku which made me broke my own vacation budget (Sorry, mom). Nonetheless, other cities were equally enjoyable. After exploring Tokyo, we went to the Hida Province located in the Gifu Prefecture where I took one of the most breathtaking views ever in my life and also breathed in the freshest air I've had in awhile as we stayed at one of the traditional houses at Ogimachi Village- named as one of UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage. We then went to Nagoya where I discovered a heaven on earth- La Chic. Every floor of the mall offers an amazing range of clothes from both international and local designers and this is also where I got my first Acne Studio jeans.
We went to Kyoto and Osaka afterward where I found myself beat after more than a week of traveling. At this point, I realized that the only excitement you actually get from traveling is being able to escape from the routine that you're accustomed with. When it gets too long, this is when you begin to miss the comfort of your own bed. After two weeks, I came back to Seoul with an extra luggage and definitely with a heart fuller than before. I can't wait to share where I'm heading next but first, back to the usuals.
Till we meet again, Japan. Thank you for the memories.