Excellent Hamburg and Steak in Osaka

Excellent Hamburg and Steak in Osaka

Posted by in Food, Osaka on 01. Sep, 2012 | Comments Off

Had some delicous steak in the Kitashinchi area of Osaka a while ago after I saw it introduced on a Japanese TV show. If you’re looking for an awesome lunch in Osaka check it out. You can walk to Kitashichi from Umeda station (closest to Nishi-Umeda) in about 15 or 20 minutes, but there is [...]

Things to do in Tokyo: Kagurazaka

Things to do in Tokyo: Kagurazaka

Posted by in Culture, Food, Tokyo, Travel on 02. Aug, 2012 | Comments Off

I had the opportunity to roam around Tokyo with Yuko (@guideyu and @guideyu_) from Guide-Yu.jp! Even though I lived in the Yokohama/Tokyo area for more than a few years, I learned a lot during our day-long tour and saw a lot of neat areas of Tokyo that I had maybe passed through but never really [...]

Tenjin Matsuri 2012

Tenjin Matsuri 2012

Posted by in Culture, Food, Osaka on 26. Jul, 2012 | 1 Comment

I went to Tenjin Matsuri (天神祭) in Osaka again this year! This year the festival was on July 24th and 25h. Every year the festival is held around Tenmabashi station area and events are centered around the river and Tenmangu Shrine. I have been to Tenjin Matsuri in the past, multiple times in fact, but [...]

Japanese Craft Beer in Osaka – QBrick

Japanese Craft Beer in Osaka – QBrick

Posted by in Food, Osaka on 24. Jul, 2012 | 2 Comments

I have a sudden interest in Japanese craft beers. I’m no expert, but I like beer. Japan has already made an international name for itself with Japanese whiskey, and now it seems that Japanese beer is also getting some attention. One of my friends in Shanghai mentioned that Japanese craft beer is pretty amazing, and [...]

Mochi and Anko: and other Japanese sweets

Mochi and Anko: and other Japanese sweets

Posted by in Culture, Food on 08. Jun, 2012 | 3 Comments

This is another guest post from my friend, Yuko (@guideyu and @guideyu_) from Guide-Yu, the super personalized Japan tour guide! Yuko is awesome. She’s Japanese – but she also is an avid Kabuki fan, makes Japanese sweets in her spare time, and even dances traditional Japanese buyou! A true fan of Japanese culture. Today she [...]

May, the season of fresh greenery.

May, the season of fresh greenery.

Posted by in Culture, Food on 02. May, 2012 | 2 Comments

This is a guest post from my personal friend, Yuko (@guideyu and @guideyu_) from Guide-Yu, the super personalized Japan tour guide! Yuko is awesome. She’s Japanese – but she also is an avid Kabuki fan, makes Japanese sweets in her spare time, and even dances traditional Japanese buyou! A true fan of Japanese culture. Today [...]

Matsumoto Shaved Ice in Hawaii

Matsumoto Shaved Ice in Hawaii

Posted by in Food, Travel on 23. Mar, 2012 | Comments Off

I took a vacation to Hawaii and was surprised at all the Japanese people, language, and culture thriving on the island! Many signs are bilingual English-Japanese, and there are even shops that accept Japanese yen in Waikiki. A few nights ago we went to a karaoke shop that had more Japanese songs than English on [...]

Okonomiyaki in Shanghai at Takenosuke

Okonomiyaki in Shanghai at Takenosuke

Posted by in Food, Shanghai on 18. Dec, 2011 | 5 Comments

I’m still living in Shanghai – and I’m still enjoying Japanese food whenever I can! Today I checked out an Okonomiyaki place with my wife and her friend… and her friend’s 5-year old who happened to sleep on the floor throughout the entire meal… the slacker. Okonomiyaki at Takenosuke in Shanghai The name of the [...]

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