Osaka

A Trip To Universal Studios Japan: Jump Summer 2017

A Trip To Universal Studios Japan: Jump Summer 2017

I love and hate Japanese theme parks. Theme park guests can dress in costumes and some of them are amazing! Some of them are not. It’s very crowded, but everyone is still very polite and patient.  As long as you keep that in mind, you […]

Universal Studios Japan: Gintama Live Talk Show

Universal Studios Japan: Gintama Live Talk Show

Gintama is probably my favorite anime of all time. It’s hilarious, clever, creative and action packed. If that’s the type of show you like, watch a few episodes and you’ll be hooked! So, when I found out there’d be a live show at USJ, we […]

Universal Studios Japan: Dragonball Z 4D Experience

Universal Studios Japan: Dragonball Z 4D Experience

USJ is known for having anime related special events during the summer. I’ve gone several times for the One Piece Premier Show and this year I missed it. But I did make time for the Dragonball Z 4D show.

Osaka Survival: Drinking, Throwing Ninja Stars and Karaoke

Osaka Survival: Drinking, Throwing Ninja Stars and Karaoke

While walking around the food alleys south of Dotonbori, we passed by a sign that got my attention: Ninja Karaoke Izakaya.  Those are three magical words to get me to go check something out.

Illusion: A Magic Show with All You Can Drink Alcohol in Osaka

Illusion: A Magic Show with All You Can Drink Alcohol in Osaka

All You-Can-Drink + Magic = Going out to a show and waking up at home AKA How to survive a magic show? AKA Assault on your liver with alcohol and magic This was the most amazing way to spend 2 hours and 3800JPY.  I mean […]

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.

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 […]

Space Station Arcade Bar in Japan

Space Station Arcade Bar in Japan

ARCADE BAR IN JAPAN Just around the corner from my capsule hotel in Osaka, there happened to be an arcade bar!  The owner is very cool and personable.  He’s an American from Maryland and decided to go to Japan to open an arcade bar.  Crazy, […]

Round One Stadium Osaka – Fun at it’s finest

Round One Stadium Osaka – Fun at it’s finest

On every trip to Japan I’ve been on, I always block out a few hours to go to Round One Stadium.  Round One is a fun center chain throughout Japan and the Stadium version has the most activities.