Japan

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.

Cremia Is The Most Delicious Ice Cream You Will Ever Have

Cremia Is The Most Delicious Ice Cream You Will Ever Have

The title says it all. Cremia is a special type of ice cream that I have only seen in Japan.  It’s not available everywhere and it costs much more than regular ice cream, but is absolutely worth it.

Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki

Unusual Eats: Horse Sashimi and Whale Bacon in Nagasaki

At an izakaya called 炉端亜紗 喜三郎 (Kozaburo Kirisaki) in Nagasaki, I noticed two unusual menu options: whale and horse.  I haven’t really thought about eating those two creatures before, but since I had the opportunity I went for it.

Getting From Nagasaki Airport To Nagasaki City: Airport Limo Bus

Getting From Nagasaki Airport To Nagasaki City: Airport Limo Bus

There’s really only two options to get to Nagasaki city from Nagasaki Airport: You can take an expensive taxi or the airport limousine bus for 900JPY.

The Best Of Okinawa in 10 Photos

The Best Of Okinawa in 10 Photos

These are the best okinawa photos from my trip in September 2017.

Driving Around Mario Kart Style in Japan: Fun or Not Fun?

Driving Around Mario Kart Style in Japan: Fun or Not Fun?

While in Osaka, I ended up going on the Mario Kart Osaka tour.  I picked up an International Driver’s Permit just to do this tour. It did come in handy though since [I needed to rent a car for a week in Okinawa].  The short […]

Using Hotel Points: The Hyatt Regency Naha

Using Hotel Points: The Hyatt Regency Naha

Staying at the Hyatt Regency Naha using 6k hotel points and $75USD per night.  This was a great option due to the location and redemption value.

Using Hotel Points: ANA Crowne Plaza Okinawa

Using Hotel Points: ANA Crowne Plaza Okinawa

There happened to be an IHG Accelerate bonus promotion at the time of my booking.  One of my offers was to redeem a cash and points booking with any IHG hotel and I’d get a big bonus.  I ended up being able to book the […]

Japanese Culture Shock: The Post Office

Japanese Culture Shock: The Post Office

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 […]