Author Archive Jason Gatewood

Jason Gatewood

Our Tokyo based collaborator is a tech nerd, Japanophile, train nut, and a veritable fountain of information on Japan. His current goal is to watch Evangelion and actually "get it", sing every permutation of "Hotel California" at any karaoke gathering, ride every bullet train line, and sample all varieties of ramen throughout Japan. Catch more of his musings at ·

Skiing in Tokyo: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 19, 2022 By Jason Gatewood

Most Japanese say being able to enjoy all four seasons outdoors makes Japan unique. The tourist records set over are...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese New Years’ Traditions

Nov 24, 2022 By Jason Gatewood

New Year is the main holiday of the year in Japan, and the country shuts down for several days as...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 16, 2022 By Jason Gatewood

One great thing about Japan is that all four seasons' splendor can be appreciated wherever you live. And this heightened...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving in Tokyo

Oct 12, 2022 By Jason Gatewood

Let's face it: Thanksgiving is purely a North American holiday, meaning we shouldn't expect much fanfare here in Tokyo on...[ Click to read more ]

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

Apr 22, 2022 By Jason Gatewood

Whether you only know about ramen in its instant, cup-o-noodles variety or are a true fan who can tell the...[ Click to read more ]

Introduction to Mobile Service in Japan

Jan 24, 2022 By Jason Gatewood

In recent years, the number of companies offering mobile phone service in Japan has increased substantially, along with the variety...[ Click to read more ]

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Round One Spocha is the Mother of all Game Centers

Dec 26, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

What place in Japan has a gazillion flashy lights, dazzling video screens, ear-busting loud noises and is teeming with people...[ Click to read more ]

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Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2022

Dec 25, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

Like food? Silly question, right, of course you like food! If you are looking for the opportunity to sample dishes...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Tokyo 2021

Nov 28, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo IS good food.  In my opinion, the food in Tokyo is the best part of Tokyo!  You can get...[ Click to read more ]