Tokyo

Unsuccessfully Climbing Mt. Fuji: A Tired Tale

Unsuccessfully Climbing Mt. Fuji: A Tired Tale

I didn’t think we were going to start our Mt. Fuji climb at 12:38am…but that’s what we did.  From the start, I was already tired since I arrived in Japan at 5am that morning and worked a full day before getting on the redeye flight. […]

Taking The Taxi from Fujinomiya Mt. Fuji and Back

Taking The Taxi from Fujinomiya Mt. Fuji and Back

For our Mt. Fuji climbing adventure, we stayed in Fujinomiya. At 11:30pm buses weren’t running to Mt. Fuji at that time so we had to take a taxi to Mt. Fuji.  Our hotel told us that it would cost 10,000JPY.  There were four of us […]

Cabinhouse Yado Fujinomiyaten (Capsule Hotel Review)

Cabinhouse Yado Fujinomiyaten (Capsule Hotel Review)

The place seemed very new since everything was in pristine condition.  This was probably the nicest capsule hotel (if that’s even the right term) that I’ve ever stayed in.

From Tokyo To Fujinomiya: By Bus

From Tokyo To Fujinomiya: By Bus

During Mt. Fuji Hiking Season (summer), buses run throughout the day from the Tokyo Station JR Express Bus Terminal. You can purchase a ticket from Tokyo to Fujinomiya (cities around Mt. Fuji) for 2570JPY.  

Haneda Airport to Tokyo Central by Airport Limousine Bus

Haneda Airport to Tokyo Central by Airport Limousine Bus

You can take public transit into Tokyo from Haneda airport for around 800JPY with a few transfers.  But in my experience, transiting through Tokyo with luggage is an unnecessary world of anxiety.  For 1230JPY, you can get on the Tokyo Haneda Airport Limousine Bus and […]

Award Booking Strategies: Los Angeles to Tokyo in ANA Economy

Award Booking Strategies: Los Angeles to Tokyo in ANA Economy

Flying from LA to Tokyo again in ANA economy (All Nippon Air).  I’d fly with them over AA or United any day since the overall experience is pretty good.

Hinoya Curry: The Legendary Curry of Japan

Hinoya Curry: The Legendary Curry of Japan

I love Japanese Curry and end up mostly eating at Coco Ichibanya.  But, as I was walking around Tokyo I found a place called Hinoya Curry that served an amazing plate of curry.

The ANA Intercontinental Tokyo: A Relic of Fanciness

The ANA Intercontinental Tokyo: A Relic of Fanciness

The ANA Intercontinental Tokyo is very old and isn’t as modern as their sister property the Intercontinental Osaka.  I regret wasting my IHG free night at this location.

Staying In A Japanese Capsule Hotel: Tokyo

Staying In A Japanese Capsule Hotel: Tokyo

The capsule hotels I’ve seen have been much nicer than hostels and more private.  I found an amazing last minute deal on Agoda (30% off) and booked a stay at the Centurion Hotel Residential Cabin Tower in Tokyo for $13/night. With only two nights left […]

Kabuki Show in Tokyo, Japan: Boring!

Kabuki Show in Tokyo, Japan: Boring!

On a bright Saturday morning, I made my way towards Ginza for the Kabuki theater in Tokyo.  I haven’t seen a kabuki show before nor have I researched what that type of show was about.  Surprise me!