How to wear a Kimono at the Narita Airport

I don’t know if anyone else is this way, but flying home scares me. However, it’s not the physical flying, or even going through security at the airport that scares me. No, it’s the thought that I might be late and miss my flight entirely that [...]

25 November, 2012 // 13 Comments

How to Survive the “Last Train” in Japan

Most of the time, whenever I about living in Tokyo, people ask me about the trains. I feel like Tokyo is famous for four things: sushi, anime, technology, and crowded trains – but everyone seems to only ask about the latter. I’m not sure how [...]

27 October, 2012 // 15 Comments

How to get your O-mikuji (おみくじ) fortune told

O-mikuji (おみくじ) (at a temple in Asakusa where we got our fortunes told) In general, I don’t believe that fortunes come true. I think when I was younger, I used to take a great deal of time in picking out my fortune cooking at the Chinese [...]

23 October, 2012 // 7 Comments

Yebisu Beer Factory and Tour

Most of the foreigners I meet complain ‘you can’t find any good beer in Japan’ – which, of course, I think is unfair. You most certainly can find plenty of good beer, or even the old foreign “Classics” like Samuel Adam, Budweiser, [...]

16 October, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Lock-Up (Prison-themed Restaurant): Shibuya, Japan

Japan is an interesting place. Every time I find a new, crazy place to try, all of my friends are just like “Well, that’s Japan for you.” Last week, I reached an all-time high on the level of weirdness when I found “The Lockup,” a [...]

1 October, 2012 // 13 Comments

Namiyoke Inari Shrine (Near Tsukiji Fish Market)

The Namiyoke Inari Shrine is just a block and a half away from the famous Tsukiji Fish Market. We didn’t originally plan on going to the Shrine, it just kind of happened. We just wanted to go to the Tsukiji Fish market. But we failed. Again. [...]

17 September, 2012 // 2 Comments

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