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Japan Part IV: Osaka, Kobe and Nara

O saka! My saka! From Kyoto, Hendricks and I Bullet Bill'd on a southwesterly route, staying within the Kansai Region of Honshu, to Japan's second largest metropolitan area: Osaka. This was to be our central hub for day trips west to Kobe and east to Nara. Upon arrival at Shin-Osaka Station, Hendricks

Japan Part III: Visiting Kyoto

The Kyoto Protocol (Not Literally) Hendricks and I left Tokyo on a Friday before noon, hopped on a shinkansen, and, with a few brief stops in places like Yokohama and Shizuoka, zoomed down 288 miles of track to Kyoto in exactly 158 minutes- the timing is that precise. As I've said in previous posts,

Japan Part I: Planning a Trip to Japan

Excuse Me, USA, But I Think We Need Some Time Apart. It's not you, America. It's me. I need some time to grow. My significant other and I decided last year that before we become enslaved to a mortgage and treat my cervix like an inter-dimensional portal through which fetal alien creatures are

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