Devon and Marcus in the Hot Seat! Can they convince us that they are fantastic travel companions? Welcome to our second show in the series Passports or Pass where we grill unsuspecting travelers to see if they really should be […]
A Day At Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park Somehow, the snow monkeys of Japan have claimed global stardom. True, there have been some fascinating National Geographic and BBC features documenting the life and times of these beautiful golden creatures. You can find […]
The Thousand Torii Gates of Kyoto The old capital of Japan, Kyoto is a fascinating city of old imperial sites and even older temples and shrines. You can easily spend a week exploring all of the important sites, tracking Geishas, and […]
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 = Best 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 […]
Japanese Kit Kat Flavors Will Surprise You Kit Kat candy bars; everybody has had one, right? These chocolate-covered wafers will tickle anyone’s sweet tooth, but in Japan they have taken Kit Kats to a whole new level.
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, Animal Cafés Japan- 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 […]
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 […]