Journey to the Noto Peninsula

Decided to finally explore the Noto Peninsula, which is on the Sea of Japan. With Shoko and the dogs in tow, we made our way to the top of Noto by living in our car and traveling for 6 days straight. So many great sights, we had no plan or hotel just traveling around andContinue reading “Journey to the Noto Peninsula”

The Miniature World of Japan

Japan is amazing at making things smaller, which lends to a cute and interesting subculture. I wanted to explore a little of this and share it with you guys. Hope you enjoy this short video about the miniature world of Japan! Here is a little preview of some of the cool things I found nearbyContinue reading “The Miniature World of Japan”

Talking and Cooking with a Yakitori Master

Hideo Makabe is a very inspirational man. He set out to study how to be an electrician at a school in Tokyo, joined a TV jazz band, and at the age of 50, started a Yakitori shop. 27 years later, at the rocking age of 77, he is running this place single handedly and doesContinue reading “Talking and Cooking with a Yakitori Master”

Beautiful Mountain Park – 4500+ Hydrangeas!!

Located in Chichibu, Saitama, is a beautiful mountain park that has over 4,500 Hydrangeas. It’s a gorgeous location and I take you on a tour through this quiet and breathtaking environment. Here are just a few of the sights you can see! #Japan #ScenicJapan #Japanese #hydrangeas #flowers #tokyodaytrip #scenic #minoyama #Chichibu #Saitama #Ajisai #アジサイ #秩父Continue reading “Beautiful Mountain Park – 4500+ Hydrangeas!!”

American Rock Bar in Japan

We’ve all seen those classic style rock bars in movies and music videos. And if you have ever been to one, I don’t think you have seen one quite like this place There is just something really amazing about this bar. The owner runs it with his wife, who cooks up some delicious food. HeContinue reading “American Rock Bar in Japan”

Japan’s Largest Shopping Mall Reopens….is it safe?

So Japan, slow to the pandemic precaution game, has decided that everything is okay now. On May 25th, 2020, with a slowing of new cases the State of Emergency was lifted. Businesses have started back up, but suprising to me is that Japan’s largest shopping mall has reopened and I wanted to see how manyContinue reading “Japan’s Largest Shopping Mall Reopens….is it safe?”

Making Japanese Plum Wine (Umeshu)

Making umeshu is incredibly easy, but your window for making it is quite small. Generally, the end of May and early June is the best time to get ume. Check out this video to see more about Japanese Plums and how to make homemade Umeshu! Here is the procedure, as well as the general recipesContinue reading “Making Japanese Plum Wine (Umeshu)”

Fishing Restaurant – Catch your Dinner!

There are a lot of theme restaurants in Japan, but this one was a really nice surprise. Housed in a giant warehouse, there was a huge boat in the middle, with water all around. You could fish from your table, or opt to fish from the boat. Once you catch a fish, you can chooseContinue reading “Fishing Restaurant – Catch your Dinner!”