I don’t know about you, but I’m fascinated with any type of animal, especially monkeys! So, anytime that I have a chance to see them in the wild, I take it. On our last trip to Japan, we rented a […]
“Another temple?!” Everyone groaned. It seemed that if we weren’t eating, we were visiting temples. We loved Kyoto, but we were almost templed out. There are so many to see, all unique, all wonderful. There are just too many. Even I […]
Open Mind + Open Mouth = Japanese Food Sensations! Living in Japan for three years really changed me at my core especially if you subscribe to the idea of “you are what you eat.” I’m sure if you asked me when I […]
Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve been in love with the idea of searching for treasure. I can remember burying treasure somewhere in the woods behind our house, drawing out a (very) rough treasure map, and then taking […]
Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama – What an Experience! Japan is nothing if not interesting, and interested in knowing the “whole story.” So, why wouldn’t they have a museum dedicated to Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant noodles?
The New Trend – Coffee with a Side of Love! Most homes in Japan are tiny and either not suited for pets or pets just aren’t allowed. People love animals though, and not getting some kitty cuddles on occasion is […]
Bunraku: Osaka’s Treasure (A How to Guide) On our most recent trip to Osaka, we realized that we would be there during the Bunraku season. Bunraku is a big deal! It is one of the major classical arts from Japan […]
A Step by Step Guide to Doing it Right! Hanami season is one of the biggest attractions in Japan. Hanami refers to “cherry blossom viewing” and takes over the country for about six weeks. EVERYTHING is cherry blossom related: candies, […]