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 ·

Travel to a Relaxing Hot Spring Resort… Without the Travel!

Nov 14, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

It's no secret that Japan is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. But this is also a...[ Click to read more ]

Dream Yosacoy Festival 2021

Oct 19, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

Yosakoi dancing started in Kochi in Shikoku around 1954 as a way to celebrate postwar reconstruction, building spirit, and teamwork....[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Kamakura

By Jason Gatewood

Despite being one of the most densely populated parts of the world, containing the capital city and Japan's most significant...[ Click to read more ]

Best Breakfast Spots in Tokyo

Oct 15, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

You might not know this, but Japanese cuisine was added to UNESCO's intangible heritage list in 2013, meaning the cooking...[ Click to read more ]

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The Unko Museum is anything but crappy

Sep 29, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

We knew it was bound to happen eventually; Japan is home to the first restroom-themed restaurant, our toilet technology is...[ Click to read more ]

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Go Vegan in Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

Choices for dining out in Tokyo are nearly limitless. You can eat your way around the world and dine on...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Dessert Buffets

Aug 20, 2021 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 ]

The Tokyo Fire Museum

Aug 18, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

Since becoming a resident here almost a decade ago, Tokyo’s massive number of people and buildings packed into the smallest...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Tokyo’s Koenji

Aug 17, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

Situated on the JR Chuo Line about 15 minutes west of Shinjuku station and just west of Nakano, Koenji is...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Jimbocho Books District in Tokyo

Jul 18, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

If you’ve been hanging around Tokyo (or following our Let’s Tour Tokyo series) long enough, you’ll have no doubt found...[ Click to read more ]