August 17, 2016

Geisha hunting in Kyoto

One of the last remaining holdovers from old world Japan is the geisha.  Geishas are entertainers who spend years honing their skills.  The young geisha, known […]
August 12, 2016

Robot cabaret show

One of the hardest parts about planning our first trip to Japan was creating the list of things to see and do.  Whenever I thought the […]
August 11, 2016

Visiting a Japanese maid cafe

Japanese is known for having somewhat bizarre interests compared to the Western world, and the recent popularity of maid cafes is definitely one of those.  I […]
June 28, 2016

Cherry blossoms in Tokyo

Julie and I planned our first trip to Japan to arrive during baseball season, and coincidentally, cherry blossom season.  I hadn’t given too much thought to […]
June 12, 2016

Tokyo Cat Cafe

Julie and I love cats and have a few of our own.  And Japan has a wonderful solution to anyone who misses their cats while they’re […]
June 11, 2016

Golden Gai

One thing I love to do when traveling is to venture to areas that have personality.  These are areas that are not swamped with tens of […]
June 9, 2016


June 9, 2016

The hunt for Japanese Kit Kats

Japan is the world’s largest candy store.  They have an endless variety of  colorful, tasty treats to tempt anyone into a diabetic coma.  Whether it was […]