A photo of the Hakone Shrine. Photo by Ana Alcantara

After a one-year exchange in Japan during university, Ana Alcantara knew she’d be moving back there to live permanently. She now lives in a place just a few hours’ train ride from Tokyo.

Find out more about Ana’s life in Japan and how her journey has allowed her to learn about herself, and to build a family of great friends in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Image of the Hakone Shrine by Ana Alcantara.