Konnichiwa Nippon! Appreciating the country I grew up dreaming of living in.

Kichi Kichi Omu Rice

Youshokuya Kichi Kichi Omu Rice

The Internet has made some of the biggest modern celebrities out of the most regular of people, doing the most regular things. The same can be said of how Instagram has turned some of the most incredible hidden food gems into #FoodPorn sensations. The alleyway where Youshokuya Kichi Kichi Omu Rice can be found Kichi Kichi […]

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Why We Should Just Use Hyperdia

I was feeling a bit too proud of myself for just a bit after I saved us from boarding a slower shinkansen service from the JR Tokyo station to JR Nagoya Station via the Tokaido-Sanyo line, just in the nick of time. With our JR Pass, we couldn’t take the Nozomi, the fastest bullet train available, but […]

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Kyoto: Day Trip to Arashiyama

Yours truly usually plans the itineraries and of course gets her panties in a bunch. Then I proceed to sweat ALL the small stuff. Not the most enjoyable experience for me or for my poor travel companion (sad to say mainly The F Man). I figured, to repeat this sorry situation on a wonderful trip to […]

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Osaka: Shopping for a Quick Meal at a Food Hall (Depachika)

In Singapore, almost every estate has a coffee shop (or an eatery) and in Japan, every department store is bound to have a basement food hall which the locals refer to as “depachika” which loosely translates to department basement. The Japanese basement food halls are sensory overload. Greetings ring out all around; always friendly and […]

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