I love Japan.
I am very fortunate to live in Osaka, where every day feels like a new adventure.
Whenever I can, I travel around the country. The map shows Osaka (red) and the prefectures I have visited so far (black). Still so much to see.
I don't know what I like most about traveling in Japan, but I am definitely attracted to the peaceful shrines, temples, and castles.
Learning Japanese is a lifelong goal. Most frequently, I hate it (the learning process, not the language). Kanjis are painful and the grammar is so different from Spanish or English. But then, sometimes, I find words like こもれび (komorebi) that translates to sunlight filtering through trees.
My favorite thing about living in Osaka is how easily accessible the mountain and nature are while having all the benefits of living in a big city. Nara, Kyoto, Kobe are only about 1-2h by local train. Osaka is also famous for food like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, or kushikatsu.
Paradise on Earth? Yes, that's an accurate description of Okinawa.
South of Osaka, in the Kii peninsula, there is Kumano Kodo, a set of ancient pilgrimage routes across the region. Hiking routes, centenary trees, waterfalls, temples, shrines, and more.