About

My name’s Aspen Kumagai.

I’m an American living in Japan. Over four years ago, I made the craziest and best decision of my life. I hopped on a plane to chase my dreams and married my best friend. Now I spend my days traveling across Japan, searching for my next favorite dish, and desperately trying to read the Japanese directions on the back of my face cleanser. Thank god for google translate.

Whether in the kitchen or on a mountaintop, I’m here to inspire you with home-cooked recipes, travel tips, and lifestyle hacks. I share my adventures (and my many mistakes) about living in a foreign country.


Hello! Thanks for dropping in.

I write this blog to inspire you to be the best version of yourself and to take on the next big adventure in your life. If you want to ask a question or leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!

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