I went back to Naoshima for a day (1日直島に帰った)

I’m back in Japan after a gruelling two year hiatus from the country. I have many a photo to post from the things I have been up to while here but I was desperate to share these photos from Naoshima. A few blog posts ago, I posted photos from my visit there in 2015. Unfortunately we didn’t get much time to travel around because we didn’t realise just how many galleries and sculptures there are on this magnificent art island. I decided to make the most of my JR Pass and head down there yesterday to visit the galleries I missed out on. Look here to see what I got up to last time!

Side note: If you’re travelling in the Kyoto or Osaka area, I highly recommend you take a day trip to Naoshima! You don’t have to stay there to get the full experience. Wake up super early to allow enough travel time (Instructions on how to get there in that link I shared above), rent an electric bike to get you up those hills and around the island and enjoy the art! You must visit all of the Art House galleries, the Lee Ufan Museum and the Chichu Museum (and of course see all of the sculptures and architecture that are spread out along the way).

















Where to begin.. I haven’t posted since we left Tokyo because of a suss hotel that we stayed in in Hiroshima and a sheer lack of motivation. However, I’m currently in a mood to show the internet photos from my holiday and make my 7 odd readers incredibly jealous…..

Im going to go backwards from now on until I catch up, there has just been so much going on!!!

I’m currently back in Nagoya!! (I.e. My home away from home). By “back” I mean “I was last here in January” but I consider it one of my home towns. I came here for a 6 week exchange program last year and it’s so nice to be back in such a familiar place.

We haven’t done much since arriving here because I’m currently waiting in my hotel in anticipation of a skype call from a university in Melbourne. I have to have my interviews for 2014 Uni entry in Japan, via skype. How cray cray is that? I love technology.

I have never actually used Skype before so I just did a little practice call, and omg I realised, 2 hours before my interview, that our iPad doesn’t have a MICROPHONE!!! I had to sprint to the department store and travel all the way up to the 8th flower via escalators to get to Tokyu Hands and buy headphones with a microphone. I’m very stressed out, as you can imagine, so I had to take a detour to Starbucks and get a super large super hot cafe late to cam down my anxiety ( typical Melburnian). To my surprise, the best coffee in japan is sold at Starbucks….. I would not even dare buy a coffee from Starbucks in Australia…. 

Ahway, this ws just a little update! here is a view from our hotel 

Oh never mind, the view isn’t amazing. my camera cant do it justice. Sorry, auto correct has failed me but I don’t care.

hope you’re all well.

Jo Yori!! X