Does walking the streets put a smile on your face? Do you feel excited when you go grocery shopping? Do you feel a rush of happiness breathing in the smells and taking in the sights of a convenience store? Do you look forward to the next meal? Are you full of anticipation as you look to explore a new local place, food, thing? Are you filled with a sense of fascination and joy just going through the days?
I sound like a tourist, but Japan makes me feel that way. I feel happy just being here. I feel like I’m truly alive when I’m here.
I have felt this way since my first visit here 9 years ago, and it will probably be a while before I tire of Japan, if ever.
That’s why when the chance came up, I had to come back.
Of course, it wouldn’t have been possible this time without Danna-san, but that’s a story for another time ;)