Tokyo City

Why is Bubble Tea Suddenly Popular in Japan?

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The first time I tasted tapioca pearls in milk tea was as a teenager in the mid-1990’s while checking out a new trendy Asian fusion spot that was all the...[ Click to read more ]

The Tokyo Fire Museum

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo’s massive amount of people and buildings packed into the smallest area imaginable has always left me with more than a few questions since becoming a resident here almost a...[ Click to read more ]

Best Picnic Spots in Tokyo

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

With the weather becoming a lot nicer, many people are ready to get out and enjoy the warm weather, and having a picnic is a nice cheap way to get...[ Click to read more ]

Beaches Around Tokyo

Jun 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

As the summer heat rises it’s tempting to retire to your air conditioned room with your neck tie fan on full blast. However, with Japan being an island nation we...[ Click to read more ]

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Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo

Jun 17, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Fireworks and summer festivals are arguably the best part of summertime in Japan, with days spent wearing yukata and jinbei traditional clothing while munching street food and nights spent outside...[ Click to read more ]

The Unko Museum is anything but crappy

May 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

We knew it was bound to happen eventually; Japan is home to the first restroom-themed restaurant, our toilet technology is talked about and adored far and wide, and we even...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Go-kart Through the Streets of Tokyo

May 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

If you’ve been in Tokyo’s tourist areas for just a few hours, you might have caught a glimpse of a fleet of go-karts with costume-clad drivers speeding through the streets....[ Click to read more ]

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Best Ice Cream shops in Tokyo

May 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Summertime in the Metropolis gets really hot and humid, bordering what you’d find in many subtropical locations. While it’s easy to find relief in the form of sitting underneath the...[ Click to read more ]

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Round One Spocha is the mother of all game centers

May 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

What place in Japan has a gazillion flashy lights, dazzling video screens, ear-busting loud noises and is teeming with people pressing their luck on games of chance and skill? Nope,...[ Click to read more ]

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Shopping Online in Japan – Internet Shopping!

May 19, 2019 By Ray Proper

You are not going to get complaints from me about living in Japan. I am generally happy here, but still, I prefer to use products and eat foods from my...[ Click to read more ]