Exploring the Heart of Japan: A Tale of Temples, Tastes, Teens and Traditions

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Peeling back the layers of Japan, one trip at a time.

In the season three premiere, Paula recounts her enriching and flavorful trip to Japan with her 17-year-old son, weaving through the cultural, historical, and culinary landscapes that have been a part of her life since childhood, thanks to her father's business ventures. 

Paula offers a detailed itinerary of their journey, from the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serene onsen culture in Yufuin and the culinary delights discovered along the way.. Alongside sharing planning tools and advice for spontaneous travel, Paula emphasizes the profound respect and kindness experienced throughout her trip, underscoring the deep impact of Japanese culture and food on her journey.

These are just a few of the topics Paula covers:

  • Planning the Ultimate Japan Trip (for Paula): Insights and Itinerary 
  • Exploring the Onsen Culture and Rural Japan
  • Cycling the Shimanami Kaido
  • Navigating Japan: Luggage Shipping and Local Tips
  • Kyoto: Embracing Tradition and Culture
  • Reflections and Travel Tips

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