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”

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”

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”

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”

Amazake – Japan’s Ultra Superfood

Amazake, which is basically “Sweet Sake”, is usually very low or non alcoholic. However due to the process in which it’s made, and depending on the way it is made, it has the potential to carry a load of health benefits. I explain more about the details in the video below, but if you’re notContinue reading “Amazake – Japan’s Ultra Superfood”

10x Spicy Red Chicken

I have long been a fan of Karaage Kun Red, it’s that perfect pick me up when you are feeling a little naughty and deserve something with a little spice and nice flavor. When I saw this 10x version at Lawson, I couldn’t refuse Karaage Kun Red is already a bright color, let’s check thisContinue reading “10x Spicy Red Chicken”