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)”

Dog Culture in Japan

It is a real adventure owning dogs in Japan, and in my latest video I talk about some of the cool things you can do with dogs, and introduce my little puppers as well. I primarily take about dog runs and how Japan has so much support for dogs. It’s like a whole underground cultureContinue reading “Dog Culture in Japan”

Sake Ice Cream

I was really surprised when I came across this in my local supermarket. It came in 3 flavors, and I was intrigued by the idea that we could make “Soft Cream O-Sake”. The end product was actually pretty nice, I only added chocolate (I wanted to add mint too, but didn’t have any…) #Japan #JapaneseContinue reading “Sake Ice Cream”

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!”

Nodoguro – Japan’s rare and delicious sushi

Are you a fan of sushi? I have been, since I was 9 years old. So I was shocked when I took a trip to the Hokuriku area of Japan. I was just looking to enjoy seeing a new ocean, as I had never been to the Sea of Japan..but I was happily surprised byContinue reading “Nodoguro – Japan’s rare and delicious sushi”