Cosmo World Amusement Park in Minato Mirai, Yokohama

For Valentine’s Day, I planned an outing to Kannonzaki Lighthouse. In return, and as an early White Day adventure, my SO took me to Cosmo World. I’ve been begging to go since we moved to Yokohama, but we always found something more important to do on the weekends… Then it got too cold… But I was determined to go! Luckily, the random weekend we choose was perfect. It had been […]

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Make Your Own Okonomiyaki in Asakusa, Tokyo

If you are familiar with Japanese foods, when you think of okonomiyaki, you may think of Kansai (Osaka in particular). You’d be right in thinking this… However, in recent times, okonomiyaki can be found everywhere! In fact, did you know that there are multiple styles of it? When I make okonomiyaki at home, I always make it Hiroshima-style because that way is my favorite. Hiroshima-style includes yakisoba noodles as a […]

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Starbucks Seasonal Sakura Blossom Latte (2017)

As much as I hate to admit it, I’m a Starbucks Lover. I love sweets, and I see Starbucks more as a candy shop than a coffee shop. For real coffee, I’ll go elsewhere… But to satisfy my sweet tooth, I’ll head to Starbucks. Surprisingly though, I haven’t been to Starbucks much since I’ve been in Japan. Money had been tight when I first moved in, so that was my […]

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Thrifting in Japan: Clap Hands in Yokohama

After my jaunt to Cosmo World, I decided to take a walk around and check out World Porters for lunch. Since I wasn’t super hungry, I decided to take a walk through the different floors. I go to World Porters pretty often (Hawaiian Town!) so I’m familiar with a good number of the shops inside. However, I had never noticed (or maybe I noticed it, but I didn’t pay any […]

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Ramen Review – Cup Noodle Premium “Shark Fin” Flavor

Did you know my first Japan blog was actually started in 2012? I was so amazed by the plethora of flavors and brands available that I decided to start a ramen blog where I chronicled all of the different flavors I ate and my opinions on them. (Un)fortunately, the blog is now deleted and I gave up on the endeavor pretty quickly. I soon realized that buying ramen daily when […]

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