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 · http://jlgatewood.com

What to do in Tokyo over the New Year’s Holidays 2020

Dec 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

People say Tokyo is the most restless city in the world, but maybe they've never been here around the traditional...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Dessert Buffets

By Jason Gatewood

If you’re the type that is all about putting cake before casserole and satisfying your sweet tooth to the point...[ Click to read more ]

Winter Attractions in Tokyo

Dec 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Wintertime around these parts usually means either taking in some winter sports like skiing and snowboarding or soaking in one...[ Click to read more ]

Snow Festivals in Japan

By Jason Gatewood

Because Japan is over 70% mountainous and located in the temperate latitudes of the western Pacific where the moist ocean...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese New Years’ Traditions

Dec 24, 2019 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 ]

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Skiing in Tokyo: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 19, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Most Japanese say having the ability to enjoy all four seasons outdoors is what makes Japan unique. The tourist records...[ Click to read more ]

Things to do in Tokyo Over the Holiday Season

Nov 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

It's that time of year again... You've set the toilet seat warmer on 10 to keep Jack Frost from nipping...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Get Lost Stuff Back in Japan

Nov 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

One day you're out running errands just after work. You step off the train at your home station and walk...[ Click to read more ]

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Chichibu Night Festival Near Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

Located about 2 hours northwest of Central Tokyo, Chichibu is a small mountain community that is popular for weekend getaways...[ Click to read more ]

What is the ShichiGoSan Ceremony?

Nov 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Traditionally held on November 15, the Shichigosan (七五三, literally 7-5-3) ceremony is a rite that originated around 750 AD in...[ Click to read more ]