Category Archives: Japan

Best Themed Restaurants – Tokyo, Japan

Themed Restaurants in Japan

Japan knows how to eat…in some pretty cool surroundings. One of my favorite things about Japan is the themed restaurants, like the Kawaii Monster Café or the Pokemon Café. They have something for your inner nerd. Vampires, Ninjas, Anime, Video Games, Robots, Fishing, Haunted Houses, Sumo, and so much more! So many adventures!  I haven’t […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly! Animal Cafés in Japan

Animal Cafes in Japan

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 occasion is hard. Japan has an answer for everything, however, so the Cat Café was born. Because of their […]

Christmas Dinner in Japan….KFC?!

Christmas Dinner Japan KFC

What?!  No KFC Fried Chicken for You This Holiday? Come on!  No fuss, no mess, just down home traditional foods that you pick up and share.  What’s wrong with that?!  If you’ve lived in Japan, you’ll know that the ovens can be very small and roasting a turkey might be difficult, if you can even […]

Cultural Exchanges and Making Lifelong Friends!

Exchanges Travel Better

Getting to Know Your Global Cousins For some reason, I just assumed that cultural exchanges were for students.  There are all types of student exchanges in high school and in college.  I never really expected there to be opportunities like that outside of school, but now I’ve been on a number of them.  So I guess […]

Best Japanese Restaurants in Tokyo by Area

Restaurant Tokyo

Yum! What delicious Japanese food do we want to eat this evening? Don’t you just love a Japanese restaurant? There’s no place on earth that makes picking your dinner without the language as easy as in Japan. Just bow, get up from your table, and drag the waiter or waitress outside…then point! Easy! We eat […]

Watching a Sumo Tournament! – Tokyo

Sumo Tokyo Japan

Sumo – The National Sport of Japan Every year, in January, the Grand Sumo Tournament is held in Tokyo. When we lived in Japan before, we spent all our winters skiing on the fantastic slopes of northern Honshu and spent all our summers traveling. We just never seemed to make the time to do the sumo […]

Japanese Street Food

Ingredients for Takoyaki

Japanese Street Food…sooooo good! Taiyaki, Yakisoba, and Okonomiyaki…oh my! Usually the best street food is found in festivals, and this is true as well in Japan.  However, there are some districts in Tokyo that always have that festival feel and the best street food can be found there any day of the week.  All of the snacks I mention here […]

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