Category Archives: Japan

The Art of Sushi in Japan

Sushi may seem deceptively simple, but top sushi chefs in Japan take immense pride in their craft, and in their hands sushi becomes something so much more than just a slice of fish on a ball of rice. Making sushi

The Art of Sushi in Japan

Sushi may seem deceptively simple, but top sushi chefs in Japan take immense pride in their craft, and in their hands sushi becomes something so much more than just a slice of fish on a ball of rice. Making sushi

A Wedding at Meiji Shrine

Japanese wedding processions are quite foreign to me, and I never really thought I would end up in the middle of one. But that is exactly what happened on sunny Saturday outside of Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. A huge crowd had

A Wedding at Meiji Shrine

Japanese wedding processions are quite foreign to me, and I never really thought I would end up in the middle of one. But that is exactly what happened on sunny Saturday outside of Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. A huge crowd had

Karaoke Night in Tokyo

Karaoke is such an insane invention that it should come as no surprise that it was the Japanese who first came up with it. Nowadays drunken karaoke is an everyday occurrence in most countries, but it is still Japan where

Karaoke Night in Tokyo

Karaoke is such an insane invention that it should come as no surprise that it was the Japanese who first came up with it. Nowadays drunken karaoke is an everyday occurrence in most countries, but it is still Japan where

Sunrise to Sunset in Shinjuku

It’s incredibly easy to spend an entire day in Shinjuku and never even think about doing the same thing twice. One of the busiest areas in all of Tokyo, Shinjuku is always alive, and always full of adventures. Just wandering around the

Sunrise to Sunset in Shinjuku

It’s incredibly easy to spend an entire day in Shinjuku and never even think about doing the same thing twice. One of the busiest areas in all of Tokyo, Shinjuku is always alive, and always full of adventures. Just wandering around the

Tokyo’s Piss Alley

Tokyo is filled to the brim with fantastic dining options. You can literally walk into any small restaurant and find incredibly delicious treats. I’m pretty sure heading over to something affectionately called Piss Alley might not be your first idea… but maybe

Tokyo’s Piss Alley

Tokyo is filled to the brim with fantastic dining options. You can literally walk into any small restaurant and find incredibly delicious treats. I’m pretty sure heading over to something affectionately called Piss Alley might not be your first idea… but maybe

Urban Jungles of Tokyo

The largest city in the world. Nearly incomprehensible in its scope, Tokyo can feel like an entire world of its own. Or maybe even several worlds colliding. Seemingly endless streets going everywhere and nowhere converge with buildings both short and

Urban Jungles of Tokyo

The largest city in the world. Nearly incomprehensible in its scope, Tokyo can feel like an entire world of its own. Or maybe even several worlds colliding. Seemingly endless streets going everywhere and nowhere converge with buildings both short and

Teen Trends in Harajuku

Harajuku is an odd spot in an endlessly odd city. The neighborhood has been a legendary haven of alternative street style for decades, and exploded into the mainstream with some help from Gwen Stefani and her Harajuku girls. This is it. The

Teen Trends in Harajuku

Harajuku is an odd spot in an endlessly odd city. The neighborhood has been a legendary haven of alternative street style for decades, and exploded into the mainstream with some help from Gwen Stefani and her Harajuku girls. This is it. The