Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑)

March 27, 2016


This past February, the husband and I took a trip to the the infamous snow monkey park in Yudanaka. We had never been that far west of the island before. It was also our first time to ride the shinkansen. From where we stay in Japan, our total ride took about four hours. Worth it! […]

Christmas 2015 (クリスマス 2015)

December 28, 2015


Commercially, Christmas is celebrated big time in Japan. There may a few families that go about it the American style within their homes, but not many Japanese put up a tree and lights. It’s all about that KFC chicken (Why??) and Christmas cake! This Colonel was hanging out at my local KFC. Kinda creepy, right? Here’s […]

7-11 x Star Wars

December 21, 2015


Convenience stores (コンビニ; kombini) in Japan will often feature goods from popular series or other entertainment. I’ve seen displays of Attack on Titan, Hello Kitty, and Yokai Watch. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens having opened in theaters, currently 7-11 stores carry merchandise from the movie. Notice the left side of the display. Consumers may purchase […]

Tokyo Sky Tree (東京スカイツリー)

December 18, 2015


Move over, Tokyo Tower, a new skyscraper has been built in your town. Built in 2010, this glorious structure has been the tallest since, reaching at 2,080 feet. Not only has poor Tokyo Tower been overcome, Tokyo Sky Tree reaches higher than any other tower in the world. Pretty impressive! Guests may either purchase an advance […]

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Tsuchiya Anna (土屋 アンナ)

July 24, 2011


I was first introduced to this incredibly talented woman through Kamikaze Girls, known as Shimotsuma Monogatari (下妻物語) in Japan. I was enthralled by her beauty and acting skills. As you can see from the trailer above, it’s a high interesting and hilarious movie!! I recommend you immediately go to Netflix and watch it now! It is […]

Summer Days in Japan

June 30, 2011


It’s true that summers in Japan are sweltering. In July, it’ll rain for a month. Sure, sit inside in the air conditioning all day. Waste your summer away! I’ll be enjoying my summer outside the house. While others give up on summer, I make them the most memorable days of my life. I’m sad to say that […]