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

Going cashless in Japan

Feb 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Almost 20 years ago in order to prepare for my first trip to Japan I was advised by my travel...[ Click to read more ]

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How to use Public Sports Facilities in Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

Staying in shape in a big city like Tokyo can be a chore sometimes; I myself am a big fan...[ Click to read more ]

How to Ride a Motorcycle Legally in Japan

By Jason Gatewood

If you’re living in one of the many urban areas in Japan, chances are you may choose to live car-free...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Hanami Sites in Tokyo

Feb 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The weather will soon begin to get warmer, the days longer, and it'll be time again for "hanami." If you're...[ Click to read more ]

Best Breakfast Spots in Tokyo

Jan 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

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

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Art of the Abandoned Station at Ueno Park

By Jason Gatewood

The Keisei Railway runs between Ueno Park and the far reaches of Chiba Prefecture including the city of Chiba and...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Area Flea Markets

By Jason Gatewood

If you’re searching for a truly unique curio or gift for someone here around Tokyo or are looking to get...[ Click to read more ]

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How to switch to the Japanese “Bargain Mobile” MVNOs

By Jason Gatewood

It was bound to happen to me at some point, but the way it happened is a bit out of...[ Click to read more ]

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Setsubun Festivals in Tokyo

Jan 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

So you survived O-shogatsu (Japanese New Year's) and are looking forward to the end of March and the blooming of...[ Click to read more ]

Introduction to Mobile Service in Japan

Jan 23, 2019 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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