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

Toyoda’s Cheese Steaks Delivers a bit of Philly (and more) to Tokyo

Nov 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Let me be up front— I am probably closer to being from Philadelphia, Mississippi than Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when it comes...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Tokyo 2020

Nov 28, 2020 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 ]

Winter Illumination in Tokyo 2020

Nov 26, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Christmas Day in Japan is just another working day for the most part.  The most interesting facet of the Christmas...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Tokyo

Oct 16, 2020 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 ]

Talking Turkey – Thanksgiving Dinner in Tokyo 2020

Oct 12, 2020 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 ]

Day Trips by Train in Kanto

Sep 29, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

When talking about trains in Japan, people either think of the Shinkansen high-speed rail lines linking Japan's major cities or...[ Click to read more ]

Harry’s Sandwich Company is The Stuff Dreams are made of

Sep 24, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

There are very few foods more simple and yet more complicated than a sandwich. Whatever you can throw between two...[ Click to read more ]

Shonan’s local cuisine is literally “a little fishy”

Aug 31, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

The Shonan area is synonymous with “laidback beach culture,” so it is safe to assume the local fare is geared...[ Click to read more ]

Paragliding Tours in Kanagawa’s Shonan

By Jason Gatewood

What’s the best way to practice social distance while still doing something thrilling and being able to see the world...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Shonan Beach Cities of Kanagawa

By Jason Gatewood

Located south and west of Yokohama, the Shonan region of Kanagawa Prefecture is known for beaches along Sagami Bay and...[ Click to read more ]