Splish, Splash, Sploosh!: Your Guide to Tokyo’s Waterparks

June 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

When the air outside is thick with humidity, cicadas begin their endless chirping, the stores start stocking endless varieties of flavored bottled water and teas, and all the kids start sporting “playground tans”, Tokyo Summertime has finally come. We are the enviable environment to enjoy a trip to the beach, but sometimes we’d like to […]

Let’s Tour Tokyo: Kichijoji

June 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

It’s been awhile since I last introduced a part of Tokyo you may not be so familiar with, so this time we’ll head westward from Shinjuku to visit the Kichijoji (吉祥寺) district. This area is centered around the junction of the JR Chuo Line and Keio Inokashira Line at its namesake station, and is mostly […]

Rock (Climbing) And Roll – Bouldering in Nagoya

June 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Every now and again something pops up in the zeitgeist that comes right out of left field. Some of these things are fads that slip away as quickly as they came (remember twerking? No, probably not), but some things just seem to not only hang around, but absolutely explode. One of those things that is […]

Cupcakes or Muffins? Why Not Do Both?

June 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Whether you are throwing a small party, want something to pair with your coffee, have kids who deserve a tasty treat, or (like me) you have insatiable sweet tooth that demands to be fed, cupcakes and muffins are the perfect indulgence. Japan loves a these delicious delicacies in that they manage to combine sugary sweetness […]

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