Category Archives: JAPAN

Gion – Kyoto

The OG Geisha Town of Kyoto. Gion! After visiting the Fushimi Inari Shrine, we visited the nearby town of Gion. That architecture here is Edo style. Many foreigners rent outfits like kimonos and take lots of photos and walk around...

Fushimi Inari Shrine – Kyoto

First time in Kyoto, 1 year anniversary, and it’s Valentine’s Day. What a great way to spend the day with a 2 hour stair climb! Mandu and I decided to do a day trip to Kyoto because it’s only 2 hours away from To...

Tokyo Skytree

The tallest structure in Japan! It was completed in 2012 and I finally got to check it out in 2014. I read somewhere that Tokyo Skytree is currently the tallest tower in the world, at a height of 2,080 ft. This is Tokyo Tower̵...

Tokyo Station 東京駅

This is the best place to buy majority of the KitKat flavors of Japan. Some flavors maybe seasonal if you don’t see them here. For those of you that have been sheltered in the world of chocolate, dark chocolate, and only van...

Enoshima 江の島

During my yearly trip to Japan, once in a while, Danny Choo‘s boss takes me out to different areas of Japan. This year she took me to Enoshima, which is about 45 miles south west of Tokyo, pass Yokohama, in the Kanagawa Pref...

Gundam Front Tokyo

Gundam Gundam Gundam Gundam! I can’t explain how amazing the museum is… Memories, childhood, happiness… You can get the tickets there, or ahead of time at any 7-Eleven stores. I suggest doing that just in case tickets sell out at ...

2014 Japan Trip Day 5

Enoshima (江の島) date day today with a good friend. You might know her as Danny Choo‘s boss. With her currently busy schedule, she took an entire day off to give me a tour of Enoshima, an offshore island in the city of Fujisaw...

2014 Japan Trip Day 4

Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa, Gundam Museum, Gundam Gundam Gundam Gundam! The day I finally get to see the 1:1 life size Gundam in Odaiba! Started off the day early to beat the line for Tokyo Skytree and the wait was only 5 minutes. Did...

2014 Japan Trip Day 3

Taking a chill day today, still tired from that awesome birthday day. Roamed around Ikebukuro for a bit, since it’s one of my favorite places to hang out at. Stopped by the Kit Kat factory early, which is actually not a fact...

2014 Japan Trip Day 2

My birthday day and my friend Sayaka from Tokyo planned the entire day just for me, even took a day off from work ^_^ so nice! Woke up and headed straight for Mitaka Station. Right outside the station there is a bus stop that take...

2014 Japan Trip Day 1

Technically this is day 2, but I arrived last night, so that didn’t really count. Back in Japan, for my birthday week! Staying at Hotel Niwa! Going to make this my main hotel everytime I come here, awesome place and it’...

2010 Japan Trip 2 Day 12

Day 12 in Japan. Sad 🙁 the final day before taking off! 2 weeks went by so quickly. I think a good comfortable stay in Japan would be a month. Had to wake up early because we are taking the train to Narita Airport. Sushi again for...

2010 Japan Trip 2 Day 11

Day 11 in Japan. Happy New Year! Ended up watching Johnny’s Concert on TV last night. My countdown was with EXILE and the first song of the year for me was "Choo Choo Train". Made up my mind today to buy a White Pl...

2010 Japan Trip 2 Day 10

Day 10 in Japan. The New Year is almost here, better eat some Soba for longevity. Today, planning on walking from the hotel to Tokyo Station. Destination, Character Street. Character Street is an underground shopping mall featurin...

2010 Japan Trip 2 Day 8

Day 8 in Japan. Going to Asakusa and Shibuya today for some tourist action, and shopping. Skipping breakfast this morning, planning on eating from the small food places in Asakusa. After that, headed straight for Shibuya 109 for s...

2010 Japan Trip 2 Day 7

Day 7 in Japan. Off to Odaiba to spend the whole day at Joypolis, also known as Sega’s Amusement Theme Park. It’s not your regular theme park, because most of the rides are simulators. For Initial D fans, this is a mus...

2010 Japan Trip 2 Day 6

Day 6 in Japan. Lunch and shopping at Shinjuku. Already know what to eat for lunch, Katsu! Already know where to shop too, UNIQLO! Going to be another cool day today, because I’m going to meet up with Danny Choo at Good Smil...