The One about Fuddruckers Ostrich Burger

My sister recently treated me to Fuddruckers, which some claim is their favorite burger. So, I wanted to give their burgers a try, but looking at the different offerings, which one to try?  Or should I try a burger that I never tried before? I ended choosing one of their most expensive burgers, the ostrich burger. While flavorful, I felt that it was good but not the best.  Let me […]

The One about Eating at Convenience Stores in Japan

One of the things I have learned about going to Japan is that my expectations of going to more restaurants vs. going to convenience stores rarely happens.  Quite often that I’m traveling and covering so many things that by the time I do get home to eat, the trains are about to closed or they are too packed that the only choice is convenience stores (konbini). Fortunately in Japan, the […]

The One about the Yomiuri Giants Opening Day for 2015

It was opening day for the first game of 2015 as the Yomiuri Giants would begin their season against the Yokohama DeNA Baystars. Having been to the final pre-season game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, I was curious to see how crowded it would be at Tokyo Dome for the first game of the season. A week prior, I was in Yokohama to visit the […]

The One about Akihabara Backstage Pass

One of the restaurants that I was looking forward to in Akihabara is “Akihabara Backstage Pass”. The restaurant is a collaboration with Sharan Q vocalist and Hello! Project producer Tsunku and founder/executive director of 5pb., Shikura Chiyomaru. Their joint venture is Le:iDo Entertainment and their goal with Akihabara Backstage Pass is to create a cafe that was idol themed. But unlike other idol cafe’s, the waitresses are aspiring idols and […]

The One about Book Town – Jimbocho (Tokyo)

Every morning in Jimbocho (a neighborhood of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan), you will see many of the used-book stores put their books out for sale. The location is where the prestigious Tokyo Book Binding Club and Literature Preservation Society is located, also the location of Shonen Jump’s Shueisha, as well as five major universities (Nihon, Senshu, Meiji, Hosei and Juntendo). While Jinbocho (or Jimbocho) is named after samurai, Jinbo Nagaharu in […]

The One about AKB48 Cafe & Shop in Akihabara (Tokyo)

AKB48, the idol group that began in Akihabara is one of the most successful idol pop groups in Japan. Since 2012, nearly every CD single released, has achieved over a million copies sold. Fans buying dozens to hundreds of CD singles for voting tickets, handshake tickets or two-shot tickets. And while only so many people can watch the group perform at their theater in Don Quijote. But to continue their […]

The One about Tower Records Cafe in Shibuya (Tokyo)

For 20 years, Tower Records in Shibuya has been one of the goto music locations in Tokyo. While the days of purchasing music at Tower Records in America is no longer, in Japan, many continue to purchase CD’s and albums thanks to many live performances where artists get the opportunity to perform in front of their fans or the music labels have found ways to attract music listeners to purchase […]