I am going to write this while I am tired from traveling. I went to Kyoto today and decided to see the Kinkakuji or the "Golden Pavilion". It was very gold and very shiny, but in my later review you will see why I wasn't as stunned as I was at the Todai-ji.
Traveling in Japan has been fun and interesting. I have been doing all this alone so I really don't get to digest the days discoveries with anyone. This makes me feel lonely, but I get past it and appreciate that I got out here.
What I like best is discovering the ways in which Japanese people are different from Korean. They don't stink of soju early in the morning and they stick to walking on the left. Japan still feels more like America to me. The style of the buildings and layout of the streets feels like I am in some nice clean neighborhood of San Francisco. I truly envy the foreigners that live here. I would live in Japan but I am tied to my Korean boyfriend and the perks that the job offers.
Basically it is not hard to fall in love with Japan and I think I am especially fond of the Osaka and Kyoto area. It's peaceful yet modern with a sense of nostalgia.
I want to package up all the people and sights and take it all back with me.
I was planning on going to Kyoto tomorrow but I am bushwhacked! All the travel plus figuring out the train system makes me dizzy at the end of the day. Saturday I will need to move all my crap to Suji and then start my new job Monday. So I am motivated to take it easy here in Osaka tomorrow.
There is so much I want to see but my body can handle only so much. (I wish I had a stronger body)
Anyways it has been really great and even in my tired state I look around and hear the Japanese chit-chat and think to myself "Am I really here?"