{Japan: Eat} Berry Cafe, Kyoto Station

If you’ve been to Kyoto, then chances are, you’ve been to JR Kyoto Station.  If you’ve been to JR Kyoto Station then you couldn’t have missed the Berry Cafe’s cake display near the… Continue reading

{Little League World Series} Japan Beats California 6-4 To Take the Title

It’s funny how fast time goes by.  It seems like just yesterday that I was screaming my head off when Huntington Beach, California won the Little League World Series title in 2011.  I… Continue reading

{America: Eat} Izakaya Masa, San Diego, California

In a Nutshell: Where: Izakaya Masa 928 Fort Stockton Dr. San Diego, CA 92103 When: July, 2013 *Notes: Website, Avocado Salad ($5.95), Salmon Sashimi ($8.95), Katsu Don ($8.95), Soft Shell Crab ($12), Hakata Ramen… Continue reading

{Japan: Explore} Scenes From a Bus in Tokyo

In a Nutshell: Where: Tokyo, Japan When: May, 2008 *Notes: things we saw on our tour bus on the way to Tokyo Tower from Tokyo Hilton Hotel, Shinjuku, The Gray Line Sightseeing Coach… Continue reading

{Japan: Explore} Going Down Tokaido Road Via Suizenji Garden, Kumamoto

In a Nutshell: Where: Suizenji Jojuen Garden, Kumamoto, Kyushu When: May 25, 2012 *Notes: Suizenji Koen stop on Tram A or B (flat fare of 150 JPY), represents the 53 stations of the… Continue reading

{Japan: Plan} Our Itinerary For a 2-Day Side Trip to Hong Kong

It’s amazing how fast time goes by.  In a little over a month M and I will be leaving for our Hong Kong/Japan trip!   The very first post I made on this… Continue reading

{Tokyo Disney Resort} Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall

In a Nutshell: Where: Queen of Hearts Banquet Hall @ Tokyo Disneyland When: June 5, 2012 *Notes: Alice in Wonderland themed restaurant, located in Fantasyland Full Report:

{Japan: Explore} Gifu Castle + Gifu Koen + Itagaki Taisuke

In a Nutshell: Where: Gifu Park (Gifu Koen), Gifu Prefecture, located 20 minutes from Nagoya Station When: June 2, 2012 Why: Because we are on a quest to see all the Itagaki Taisuke… Continue reading

{Movies} How to Plan a Miyazaki Movie Marathon

To prepare for my upcoming visit to the Ghibli Museum in October I am planning on a Miyazaki movie marathon next weekend.  I’ve seen several of his movies (older ones like Princess Mononoke,… Continue reading

{Japan: Plan} My List of Things I Always Almost Forget to Pack

Our upcoming trip to Japan is almost a month long.  This is the longest I’ve been away from home in my life and while I’m extremely excited, I’m also quite nervous.  I am… Continue reading

{Japan: Eat} Nara’s Sweet Eats: Yomogi Daifuku at Nakatanidou

In a Nutshell: Who: L and M Where: Nakatanidou.  Located on Sanjo Dori (the main street leading up to Nara Koen from JR Nara Station).  Google map here. When: June 1, 2012 *Notes:… Continue reading

{Japan: Explore} Check another one off the bucket list: Tsukiji Fish Market Tuna Auction

In a Nutshell: Where: Tsukiji Fish Market When: June 4, 2012, really really really early *Notes: Website, Kachidoki Gate to sign up to watch the auction, we got to the market at 4:40… Continue reading