Japan

Japanese Maid Cosplay and Ear Cleanings at a Maid Cafe Akihabara

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In Japan, there’s a lot of niche shops and services to appeal to a spectrum of people. I skipped most things but couldn’t resist getting my ears cleaned at a maid cafe. Well, it wasn’t necessarily a cafe…more like an uncomfortable office space with cubicles.

Food

Cafe & Pancake Gram: Super Japanese Fluffy Pancakes

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The fluffiest souffle pancakes in the world are in Japan! They have a limited supply and you have to get there early in the morning if you want the best breakfast in Tokyo, but these Japanese fluffy pancakes are well worth the journey.

How To

Tokyo Metro: How To Use Subways, Trains and Buses in Japan

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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 besides Tokyo, but you made it to this page so […]

Food

Food Review: Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Chicken 678 Tokyo

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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 the food.

Japan

Kyoto Day Trip From Osaka

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I booked an actual hotel for the next night after the capsule hotel but in Japan it’s RARE to have early check-in.  I got up early and was checked out of the capsule hotel by 07:00.  From Osaka, it’s only an hour train ride to Kyoto.