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Memoirs From Marugame: From Disney to Dishwasher

Memoirs From Marugame: From Disney to Dishwasher

It’s like Cinderella in reverse, but I’m a guy, and I’m still doing well but just want to experience a more difficult type of work while learning to cook. Okay, it’s nothing like Cinderella.

Kura Sushi: Amazing Conveyor Belt Sushi For 100JPY

Kura Sushi: Amazing Conveyor Belt Sushi For 100JPY

While in Osaka, I got “hooked” on conveyor belt sushi.  Get it? Hooked? Sushi? Hooking a fish? Thank you for continuing to read this post. I’ll stop being punny.

Huis Ten Bosch – There’s a REAL Robot Restaurant…and it’s good!

Huis Ten Bosch – There’s a REAL Robot Restaurant…and it’s good!

As I was looking through the brochure for Huis Ten Bosch, one of the attractions was a restaurant staffed by robots.  Seeing this as another unique experience, we made our way to the robot restaurant to grab some food.

Huis Ten Bosch – A Dutch Theme Park Just Outside Of Nagasaki

Huis Ten Bosch – A Dutch Theme Park Just Outside Of Nagasaki

Huis Ten Bosch – The giant Dutch amusement park city that you’ve never heard of. 

Hotel Review: Staying At Robot Hotels Is Not As Fun As It Seems

Hotel Review: Staying At Robot Hotels Is Not As Fun As It Seems

Henn-Na Hotel (Dan’s Rating: 2/5) Known to be the first robot hotel, but known to me to be staffed by incompetent robots.

ANA Business Class: A Relaxing Ride From NRT To LAX

ANA Business Class: A Relaxing Ride From NRT To LAX

I had miles expiring with Singapore Air that I had to burn on this flight. I absolutely didn’t want to waste these miles on this flight though.  Mostly because it’s about 10 hours because of the tailwinds from Tokyo to Los Angeles.  The other way […]

The Nagasaki Chronicles: Journey to Battleship Island

The Nagasaki Chronicles: Journey to Battleship Island

Battleship Island was originally a coal mining town, but later abandoned when the mines ran dry.  Over 40 years of typhoons and rough weather has decayed this city into a beautiful disaster.

Award Booking Strategies: Tokyo To LAX in ANA Business Class

Award Booking Strategies: Tokyo To LAX in ANA Business Class

After spending a month in Japan, it was time to go back to life in Los Angeles. I knew I had to get back, but I didn’t book a flight in advance.  This left me in a predicament.  I had to find a way to […]

The Nagasaki Chronicles: Getting Tickets for Battleship Island

The Nagasaki Chronicles: Getting Tickets for Battleship Island

Would you go to a place just because it has a cool name? I would…and I did!

Anata No Warehouse: The Scariest Japanese Arcade I Could Find

Anata No Warehouse: The Scariest Japanese Arcade I Could Find

I didn’t set off in an adventure to find the scariest arcade in Japan, but that’s how things ended up.  It was one of the coolest destinations I found on Atlas Obscura and I just happen to like arcades.  I also like not being murdered.