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 ·

Mobile Suica Makes Getting Around Japan Easier

Dec 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Back in the day, a journey on any of Japan’s rail lines meant you might need a degree in Japanese...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan Brewer’s Cup: The Tournament of Suds 2019

By Jason Gatewood

Please read the following in the voice of one of those monster truck TV spots from back in the day:...[ Click to read more ]

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

By Jason Gatewood

While most people around the world know the Summer Olympic Games will be here in Tokyo in 2020, we actually...[ Click to read more ]

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Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2019

Dec 25, 2018 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 ]

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Skiing in Tokyo: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 19, 2018 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 ]

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Let’s Tour Sendai: Getting and Staying There

Nov 30, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Located about 350 km (220 mi) to the northeast of Tokyo, the City of Sendai makes for a very pleasant...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour – Sendai: What to eat

By Jason Gatewood

No review of any part of Japan would be complete without talking about its contributions to the gastronomic scene, and...[ Click to read more ]

How to Use your Suica on the Shinkansen

By Jason Gatewood

One of the first things anyone traveling around Tokyo should do is to pick up a Suica or Pasmo transit...[ Click to read more ]

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Find Airfare Deals From Japan

By Jason Gatewood

There are a ton of deals to come from your home country to Japan for a holiday trip, especially in...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour – Sendai: What to see & do

By Jason Gatewood

For a city its size (just over one million people, which is considered small by Japan standards), Sendai has a...[ Click to read more ]