Japan

Visual Journey: Hiking The Yamadera 1,000 Steps

Visual Journey: Hiking The Yamadera 1,000 Steps

I overestimated for this hike. It was October in Sendai and it was cold. I was wearing shorts. My supplies were limited to one bottle of water and my camera since I wanted to pack very light. 1,000 steps is not a lot. You can […]

Ramen Review: Japan’s Ichiran Ramen Chain

Ramen Review: Japan’s Ichiran Ramen Chain

Ichiran Ramen is a very popular ramen chain restaurant that can be found throughout Japan and around the world.  The first Ichiran was established in Fukuoka making it a specialty dish for the city. There are several locations throughout the city which are all marked […]

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.

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 2)

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 2)

Okunojima island used to be an old poison testing factory WWII.  The island has a dark past but is now home to many rabbits/bunnies.  The bunnies repopulated and now, it is bunny island!

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 1)

Bunny Bunny Island: An Island In Japan Full Of Bunnies! (Part 1)

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be on an island of bunnies, wonder no more! There’s an island for that dream in Japan. It’s called Okunojima and can be accessed from Hiroshima within 2 hours.  This post will focus on getting to/from […]

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 […]