Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum

You know, despite living in Japan, I’m not a big ramen fan. I’ll indulge every once in a while, but for the most part, I try to stay away. One of the main reasons is because I don’t eat red meat and a lot of ramen is pork (bone) based. But I don’t even have a taste for shio (salt) ramen or miso ramen most of the time! And despite […]

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Elementary School & Special Needs Graduation Ceremony

Some parting gifts… 🙁 At my last junior high school, my yearly schedule given to me by Interac was up about a week before the school year was over. This meant that I was gone around the time final exams were being taken (the scheduling was probably done this way to save the Board of Education a few bucks)… And I was gone long before graduation. So when I found […]

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Mt. Fuji & Hakone 1 Day Tour – Viator / JTB Sunrise Tours

In keeping up with my last post about my mom’s visit to Japan, I was still struggling to find new things to do with her. And suddenly, it hit me: Mt. Fuji. We had never seen the iconic mountain before! (Actually, we did once when going from Osaka to Tokyo on the Shinkansen, but that hardly counts.) I booked a Fuji tour via Viator (this is not a sponsored post) and […]

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Starbucks American Cherry Pie Frappuccino

You know, for as much as I say I don’t go to Starbucks, I’ve kind of been going to Starbucks a lot lately. As I’ve said many times before, I’m a sucker for limited edition snacks/drinks/any kind of promotion that comes out. However, Starbucks drinks don’t usually catch my eye. They’ve had some interesting sounding drinks, but nothing that I’d rush over to try… Until I saw the American Cherry […]

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My Japan Bucket List

I think it’s so important for everyone to have a bucket list of some kind. For me, it really inspires me and keeps me focused on my life outside of work. Sometimes, I get so caught up in what I do that I forget to have fun. I try to always do something every weekend, whether it’s just exploring more of the city I live in, or the station I […]

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All You Can Eat KFC Buffet

A world without KFC is a world not worth living in. Maybe. The first KFC was debuted at the World Expo in Osaka, Japan in 1970. Since then, it’s been integrated into Japan (with some menu changes). KFC is delicious, and you may be thinking what could be better than a bucket of chicken? …How about as much KFC as you want?    Yes, you read right. All you can […]

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Tokyo’s First Virtual Reality Arcade

If this is your first time hearing about Tokyo’s latest virtual reality gaming attraction VR Zone – Project i Can, buckle up because it’s a crazy cool ride. I first heard about the exhibit online, and as soon as I read about it, I was sold. I needed to go! Now, mind you, I’ve never had an interest in virtual reality before. I didn’t understand the hype. Yeah, it sounded […]

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What’s a Kansai

  Image courtesy of Flickr user Fernanda Bento Sad to say, but when I tell my friends and family that I live in Kansai, they have no idea what I’m talking about. “Is that Tokyo?” they’ll mostly ask, their knowledge of Japan limited to it’s capitol and nothing more. So I thought I’d make it easy and explain… What is Kansai, exactly?

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