In the Yagoto area of Nagoya is a small temple and garden complex. There is a five story pagoda and other buildings scattered around. The smell of incense floats through the air, and if the time is right, the chanting of monks can be heard. The grounds are not busy, making it a peaceful place to relax and wander. A little cafe sells ice cream cones, and twice a month there is small flea market.





After Teaching English in Korea and Japan for three years, Jennifer came to the profound realization that teaching was not the career for her. So, she went back to school. After brushing up on her Japanese for one year, she completed a Master's Degree in International Development at a university in Japan. She is currently working on her PhD. This blog was born as a way for her to write about her adventures in Japan and around the world.


  1. Yagoto is one of the places I work in Nagoya. I’d never even known this was here. I’ll have to check it out. I usually just get off the subway and go straight to work. I’ve never looked around. Thanks so much.

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