I love to read and write, to take care of kitties, to try new recipes and to discuss books over tea. Click a post and join me!

Nap time | Walk with Sharon at SharonsWalkabout.com

“Cat Cafes”

Perhaps because there are so many apartments and condominiums within Tokyo,”Cat Cafes” have become very popular.  As the title speaks to, there are cats and there is coffee, tea a snack service available.  I have now visited two very different “Cat…

Rolls of toilet paper | Come walk with Sharon at SharonsWalkabout.com

La Petite Comode, an ode to Japanese Toilets

Toilets in Japan are the best in the world!  When I think of “famous Japanese technology”, I think of their toilets.  An entire nation can take pride in the design of the Japanese toilet.  It is like they took something…

Roses for sale | Come walk with Sharon at SharonsWalkabout.com

How does your garden grow?

When you arrive at Hachioji Station or almost all other Stations, you will find a flower shop near by. Whether it is to treat yourself to a little color at home or to pick up a gift for a friend,…


This booth is taken ….

We took our time one morning, sleeping, playing on the computer, watching TV.  It was about 10:00 am before we got in the car for a quick drive to McDonalds for breakfast.  Fortunately, it is not far away – as…


In the mean time …..

I have been in Japan over six months now and life here is good to and for me.  My daughter, Marci and son-in-law, Akira have been  great to live with and we really do all seem to enjoy one another…

Getting your hair washed at a hair salon in Japan | SharonsWalkabout.com

Grooming day

Something I really look forward to is having my hair done.  The experience of being pampered and fussed over is quite lovely.  I have enjoyed the experience here in Japan as well.   Of course, there were a few differences.…


About Sharon

I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I spent most of my life there raising a family, owning a business and being involved with the community.

Now a senior citizen, I live with my daughter, Michelle and her husband, George in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Just before coming to Dearborn, I had the chance to live with my daughter, Marci and her husband, Akira for almost a year in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. I have a bonus daughter too, Mikaela who lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I am blessed to have these women as daughters and these men as sons-in-law, my teachers one and all.

I begin writing six years ago as a way to keep in touch with friends and family while I was living in Japan. This led to contributing to a book and now I am working on a memoir.

HI I'm Sharon from sharonswalkabout.com

I'm a contributing author!

Looking for a good book to read? I think you will enjoy Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck’s book, Goodness Abounds:  365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, available on Amazon. There are over 275 Soulful Contributors of which I am but one. I chose to tell a story about the life of a precious kitty named Amelia. Read her story here >>

Sharon Smith is a contributing author in Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, an Amazon Bestseller.