豊後大野市: The Bungo-ono Guide

Situated in the southern part of Oita prefecture, in March of 2015 the city celebrated its 10 year anniversary since combining 7 small towns and villages: Mie, Ono, Asaji, Inukai, Ogata, Kiyokawa, and Chitose. While they have combined to form one “city,” they each retain their own identities as towns, including their addresses and tourist… Continue reading 豊後大野市: The Bungo-ono Guide

JET: Japanniversary

It’s my Japanniversary! So the 3rd August marked my first year of living in Japan, and thus the longest I’ve ever been out of the UK! As I stride into my second (and final?) year in Japan, at least as a JET, I’ve compiled just a few things I’ve learnt and discovered this year –… Continue reading JET: Japanniversary

4// Mie Machi: My new home 三重町

The view from my house

This is how it starts… Today was going to be my arrival in my new home for the next year, in Mie, Oita Prefecture: I was so not ready! Tackling Tokyo Once again battling jetlag and lack of sleep after an incredible night in Tokyo, I headed down for breakfast. Entering the dining room, there… Continue reading 4// Mie Machi: My new home 三重町