Traveling to Asia — or any country for that matter — takes some bravery. You have to be willing to live like a local for a while to really have an authentic experience. Take in the famous sights, dine at the establishments that keep getting recommended to you and do your best to communicate.
Every visitor who’s come to stay with us in Japan has jumped in with both feet, which has made showing them around even more fun.
This summer ended with an extended stay from our friends Gabe and Ilene who visited from our home state of Michigan. And they wanted to do it all. We took them to all the must-see spots in Tokyo and then moved onto Osaka, Nara and Kyoto for more adventures. The trip allowed us to visit some places we hadn’t before and be tourists again. Each stop reminding us how lucky we are to have gotten to call Japan home.
All and all, we had a blast and the first batch of shots I’m going to share with you is from our two days in Osaka. Enjoy!