“Yokoso” to Mile Zero

Mile Zero refers to the point of a city where all distances originate from. I only found this out recently. There is actually a specific point when you see mile markers or distances laid out on a map, saying “x miles between these places”, that it refers to. I always imagined it indicated the distance…

Attractions I’d Like to Visit in Japan

Although half of the trip will be made up of consuming food in unusual places, I do want to see things as well. We have a handful of tours already booked, but there are plenty we don’t feel the need to prebook. I wanted to share some of those itinerary plans with you all too….

Good AirBnB News!

Well…mostly good news. Our Tokyo host has responded back and we are confirmed for our reservation. They are proceeding with getting the license and said we should not worry. I’m really pleased because I love the location. The closest thing I could find to it had a bunk bed instead of a double or two…

Kuidaore, a Journey for Food in Japan (Part 1 – Tokyo Edition)

Kuidaore is a phrase in Japanese that is typically applied to Osaka, and the famous Dotonbori stretch. If you are not familiar with the Dotonbori area, it is a street/canal which some really interesting history (the project began all the way back in 1612!) and is known for being a food mecca. There are 90…

A Geek’s Guide to Tours

geek noun informal noun:¬†geek; plural noun:¬†geeks a knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast Jay and I are, unsurprisingly, geeks about Japan. We obsess about the food, the pop culture and entertainment, the history, the architecture – just everything. This trip is a BIG deal for us, in a number of ways. We really want to explore the…

A Place to Rest our Heads

Since my last post focused on the challenges and concerns of staying in AirBnBs as of June 15th, I did want to share more about where we currently plan to stay. This list will be updated (if need be). We are going to be staying in four separate locations while in Japan: Tokyo (six nights),…