JAPAN IS OPEN and it’s our first time here! We can’t believe we’re entering Japan on their first day of reopening – and for real this time. No guided tour, no travel agency requirements. Just good ol’ independent travel, the way it used to be. Except different.

We’ll share how our entry went into Osaka on Japan’s first day of reopening, along with our early first impressions of Osaka. I think some Takoyaki is in our future…and temples! In this video, we visit a Shinto Temple (Namba Yasaka Jinja) and a Buddhist one (Hozenji Temple). The Buddhist temple has an interesting background!

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Mandala Dreams / Across the Sea of Japan

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Japan News story from 11-Oct with us in it: