Hello and welcome to Jimmy in Japan.
Jimmy in Japan is my first attempt at blogging. I have travelled to Japan three times now with my wife, who is Japanese, and an amazing tour guide, for two weeks each visit. I have experienced quite a bit from Tokyo to Kyushu and am here to share it all with you.
The main goal is to provide those interested in traveling to Japan with some advice about what to see, eat and do. It is also my intent to encourage you to visit Japan. As you browse my website I am sure you will want to go!
I do not live in Japan. I currently live in New York City but, as my Japanese friend says, "Japan is not just a place but a state of mind, like Zion." I do plan on returning as often as I can especially since my wife's family lives in Nara.
I am also learning, slowly, to speak Japanese and I have an idea that I may share some of the basics that might help you if you choose to visit Japan. Do not expect too much from this but I'll try.
This site is perpetually a work in progress. I am learning as I go. I am certainly not an expert on anything Japanese nor do I pretend to be. Also, I do not consider myself a writer or photographer of any great skill level.
Please let me know what you think in the comments. I welcome constructive criticism and certainly would appreciate any corrections should I be wrong in my understanding of things along the way.
For my Japanese friends I have added a feature that uses Google Translate so that you may choose to view the site in Japanese. This option is located at the top right corner of the site. This technology is not always accurate so please excuse the translations if they do not make sense or appear rude or insensitive.