Month: July 2017

How To Travel Around Sapporo, Japan

How To Travel Around Sapporo, Japan

You’ll probably figure out that once you land in Chitose airport, you’ll need to take the train into town.  It’s about 45 minutes ride between the airport and Sapporo station.

Award Flight Booking Strategies: Tokyo to Sapporo on JAL

Award Flight Booking Strategies: Tokyo to Sapporo on JAL

The best value with avios is short distanced flights.  For only 4500 avios and $2.56 USD, I flew from Tokyo to Sapporo and back.

Hinoya Curry: The Legendary Curry of Japan

Hinoya Curry: The Legendary Curry of Japan

I love Japanese Curry and end up mostly eating at Coco Ichibanya.  But, as I was walking around Tokyo I found a place called Hinoya Curry that served an amazing plate of curry.

The ANA Intercontinental Tokyo: A Relic of Fanciness

The ANA Intercontinental Tokyo: A Relic of Fanciness

The ANA Intercontinental Tokyo is very old and isn’t as modern as their sister property the Intercontinental Osaka.  I regret wasting my IHG free night at this location.

How To Use The Subways, Trains and Buses in Japan

How To Use The Subways, Trains and Buses in Japan

The amount of subway lines in the Tokyo Metro system is significantly more complex than you would find in Osaka, Sapporo and other parts of Japan.  It would actually be easier to understand if you tried to learn the subway system in any other city […]

Staying In A Japanese Capsule Hotel: Tokyo

Staying In A Japanese Capsule Hotel: Tokyo

The capsule hotels I’ve seen have been much nicer than hostels and more private.  I found an amazing last minute deal on Agoda (30% off) and booked a stay at the Centurion Hotel Residential Cabin Tower in Tokyo for $13/night. With only two nights left […]

Kabuki Show in Tokyo, Japan: Boring!

Kabuki Show in Tokyo, Japan: Boring!

On a bright Saturday morning, I made my way towards Ginza for the Kabuki theater in Tokyo.  I haven’t seen a kabuki show before nor have I researched what that type of show was about.  Surprise me!

Los Angeles to Tokyo in American Airlines Economy: A Long Flight

Los Angeles to Tokyo in American Airlines Economy: A Long Flight

Los Angeles to Tokyo in American Airlines economy seat (bulkhead 13H): A rough journey for the privileged premium traveler

United Airlines Took My Miles But They Didn’t Book My Flight

United Airlines Took My Miles But They Didn’t Book My Flight

United Airlines screwed me on time and miles.  But let’s start the story from the beginning.  On a Thursday evening at 6pm, I decided to join my friends on a trip to Asia.  By 7pm I had my tickets booked.  At 9pm I was packed. […]

Food Review: Kang Hodong Chicken 678 Tokyo

Food Review: Kang Hodong Chicken 678 Tokyo

In Los Angeles, Kang Hodong Baekjeong is my favorite KBBQ place.  That’s favorite KBBQ in the world.  In January 2017, I ate at 678 KBBQ in Sydney, Australia since it’s part of the chain.  Since I’m in Tokyo, I couldn’t miss this opportunity to try […]