Journey to Tottori Part 1: Amanohashidate!

My journey was set for Tottori, since my first week in Japan I’ve been so interested in making this trip. But Tottori is so far and out of the way it just never seemed to line up right. Finally weather, time and community support helped me get out there, and the first major destination IContinue reading “Journey to Tottori Part 1: Amanohashidate!”

Journey to Shikoku Island

In a 5 day solo journey by car to explore the 4th major island of Japan, I visited sites in each of the 4 prefectures: Of course I saw so many other things along the way, come join me for the highlights of the trip and experience a side of Japan not many people experience!Continue reading “Journey to Shikoku Island”

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”

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”

Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Flavored Food

The first video in Nomadic Gaijin’s channel talks a little about these products, which are just some of the many seasonal goodies found in Japan this time of year. First video, trying to keep things fun in these tough times… A little preview: #japan #travel #instajapan #japanlife #nippon #nihon #japanphoto #japanculture #lovejapan #japantravelguide #japanesefood #japantravelContinue reading “Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Flavored Food”