We’ve got some life-altering news (no, really). After years on end living it up in South Korea as cross-Pacific expats, we’re incredibly excited to announce that we are FINALLY living out our dreams of living in…
Since 2010, Barun has visited Japan four times on both business and leisure trips, and from the second he first arrived, he fell head over heels in love with Japan’s sophistication, development and ravishingly beautiful traditional culture. Kyoto in particular, with all its mesmerizing temples and historic sites fed into the natural tour guide in Barun, and it was settled – he would HAVE to live there at least once in his life.
Jen, with her undying love for all things edible, could not tear herself away from the trains of sushi, savoury bowls of ramen, and sizzling gyoza (fried dumplings) on her previous visits to Tokyo and Fukuoka. So when Barun confided in her with his not-so-secret plans for Japan, she clamoured aboard!
After a month of real estate agents, temporary apartments and furniture hauls, we’re officially settled in – and what a spot! We’re in the district of Nipponbashi, just steps away from the bustling shopping districts of Namba, the tourist draw and nightlife of Dotonbori, and a stone’s throw from the culture of Osaka Castle and Tennoji.