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!”

Japan’s Miniature World 3

3rd segment in this fun little series, where I explore some of the random and sometimes insanely funny mini products, mostly in Gacha machines but sometimes from other sources. Sushi erasers, sassy cat pen holders, lets see some of the things I look at in this video: Miniature Sniper is something I’ve already had aContinue reading “Japan’s Miniature World 3”

Matsushiro Underground Imperial Headquarters

I didn’t know about this place until I saw it on a documentary, and I decided to go for an adventure to explore an area that is well off the beaten path. Come check it out! #nagano #matsushiro #ww2 #ww2japan #Japan #Japanese #NomadicGaijin #JapanTravel #offthebeatenpath

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”

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”

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)”