The One about Kita City Asakuyama Museum

Located at Asakuyama Park in Kita Ward is the Kita City Asakuyama Museum. Established in 1998, the museum is one of the three museums located at the park.  The second floor being the entrance, reception room and auditorium, the third floor is the learning room, snack room, while the first floor is the exhibition room that showcases the history of Arakawa. The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 pm. […]

The One about the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame Part 1

Located at Tokyo Dome City, next to Tokyo Dome, is the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. Opened back in 1959, 20-years later after the establishment of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame is no doubt a wonderful and must-see place for baseball fans. The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 from March to September and at 5:00 […]

Travel Guide: The One about Tax-Free Shops in Japan

In Japan, especially in Tokyo, in major foreigner-friendly shopping areas such as Akihabara, there are logos showcasing “Japan Tax-Free Shop”. It’s important to for people traveling Japan to know that shops will NOT give you tax-free if you don’t ask for it.  Afterall, how would they know if you are a foreign traveler versus a person who lives in Japan?  The rule is all temporary visitors (less than six months […]

The One about the Six-Month Eating Experiment and Latest Blood Test

These last six months have been an interesting experiment. I wanted to move away from my meal plans and see what happens if I slowly started to incorporate things that I stopped eating, incorporate more carbs and to see how my body would react in the latest round of blood tests. I still workout, I have maintained the weight (although I am back on size 33-34 waist, definitely not fitting […]

Q&A: The One about Answering Your Questions Part I

Hi everyone! I get asked a lot of questions in regards to traveling, so once in awhile, I’ll feature a Q&A on the site! So, let’s begin… Q:  Is it true that people in Japan are overworked and work very long hours?  I want to work in Japan but I’m scared of working long hours. A:  Yes, there are companies that work their employees up the yin yang, more than […]

The One about Batman Day – September 23, 2017

On September 23rd, DC Comics and many comic shops around the world celebrated BATMAN DAY. As #BatmanDay was trending on social media, I was interested about this event as it would celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harley Quinn. You know…the fem fatale bad ass that appeared on the “Batman: The Animated Series” and became so popular that she became a significant character in the comic books and became a symbol […]

The One about TOKYO FM WORLD’s DEMPA ch.~TOKYO DEMPA INTERNATIONAL~

For those who love Japanese culture and are learning the language, will definitely want to check out Tokyo FM World’s “Dempa ch. ~Tokyo Dempa International~” weekly show. The show is hosted by former Seattle resident Matthew Masaru Barron along with Dempagumi Inc. members Mirin and Ayane (a.k.a. “Pinky”). For those not familiar with Dempagumi Inc., they are a Japanese female idol group from Akihabara and each have their own cool […]