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 […]
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I needed to fly out from Okinawa to Nagasaki and was planning on using United miles. United has a deal for intra-Japan flights at a flat rate of 5k miles and $0. Although, if you book within 21 days, you’d be hit with a $75 […]
While in Okinawa, I quickly put together a rough idea for a cross-Japan train trip using the JR rail. First, I’d need to acquire a JR Pass so the trip could be more affordable. Next, I had to get from Okinawa to Nagasaki and concluded […]
It’s very rare for me to experience Japanese culture shock. I’ve been to Japan a lot, but have only been to a Japanese post office a handful of times. Mostly to mail a postcard or a package which is pretty straightforward. But when I tried […]
You’re not supposed to be able to buy the JR Pass while in Japan, but there is a way!
Just down the road from the main drag in Naha, is a public market where you can get pretty good deals on most things. You can also get the freshest fist if you want to overpay for food.
As you know, Okinawa is known for the three S’s: Shoppin’, swimmin’, and som’ arcades. The best arcade around is ROUND1 Stadium (not to be confused with just “ROUND1”).
When in Okinawa, you’ll notice that most places that serve beer, is going to serve Orion beer. Draft choices are limited to that. It was rare to see Kirin or Sapporo. As a beer connoisseur (very polite version of saying alcoholic), I thought I’d take […]
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