The One about The Burgers Tokyo

Located at Tokyo Dome City, right between the Under Armour Tokyo Giants shop and the Japanese Hall of Fame is “The Burgers Tokyo”. The restaurant which is owned by Italian Tomato (who operates restaurants such as Faribeurre, IL VIGORE, Italian Tomato Cafe, Caffe Superiore, Panes House, Soy Italian and Kurami) prides itself in calling their burgers the ultimate premium burger and gourmet sandwich restaurant. All breads are baked every day […]

The One about Ryo Izaki – RIP Ryo and thank you for your travel blog!

RIP to travel blogger Ryo Izaki. A young man full of life and was traveling the world and blogging about it since Feb. 2016. This past weekend, Ryo’s next country to visit was Colombia. On Saturday afternoon, his latest stop was in Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia and on the day he arrived, he was shot and killed by robbers. There are those of us who travel for […]

The One about Revisiting the KIK Building in Kawaguchi, Saitama

Back in 1999, Kawaguchi Station and the area surrounding it was not so crowded as it is today. As the location was still developing (as I wrote in my May blog post), I wrote that I would be returning to the area in November 2016 to see how much the area has changed. And needless to say, Kawaguchi Station and the surrounding area has changed a lot! While the lion […]

The One about the 15th Annual Dream Yosacoy Matsuri

I have always heard of Yosakoi, a unique style of dance that originated in Japan and you can see at festivals and events all throughout Japan. The first Yosakoi festival was held in Kochi back in 1954 but has now become a huge event in which teams from various parts of Japan perform modern to traditional Japanese dance movements and to modern music. As 6,000 dancers and 80 teams have […]

The One about the Milk Coffee (Cafe Au Lait) and wanting it in the USA

In Japan, my favorite beverages that I tend to drink are milk tea and milk coffee.  And for the latter, Cafe Au Lait (Coffee and Milk), I absolute love it! For milk coffee, I absolutely love Coca-Cola’s hot Georgia Milk Cafe Au Lait and Kowai Family Products Kirin’s Atatakai Milk and Coffee. But as easy as they are to purchase at a convenience store in Japan for under $2 a […]

Travel Guide – Japan: The One about Riding the Shinkansen

For those who have read my post about the Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass), you will know that with the rail pass, you can only ride the Hikari and Sakura Shinkansen (Bullet Trains). The Nozomi is only for those who pay for the privilege of not riding on a bullet train with not as many stops, while the Hikari and Sakura, you will have occasional stops but not too much. […]

The One about Nishiarai Daishi in Adachi

Nishiarai Daishi (西新井大師), known formally as Sojiji (総持寺), is a relatively large Shingon Buddhist temple located in the northeastern part of Tokyo. It is said to have been founded in 826 by Shingon Sect founder Kukai. This temple of the Buzan sect of Shingon Buddhism, formally known as Gochisan Henjoin Soji-ji, is famous for its rings and amulets that are said to help people find love. The area is known […]