The dynamic city of #Tokyo blew my mind! We start at Gotokuji, cat temple and birthplace of the famous beckoning cat. We have tempura for lunch, then proceed to Akihabara, a district dedicated to #anime and manga. We also check out Shibuya Crossing, the busiest crosswalk in the world! Tokyo, #Japan will surely blow your […]
This epic traditional Japanese-style breakfast will make you so hungry! Today we have traditional #JapaneseFood for breakfast at our ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn) called the Wakakusa No Yado Maruei Inn in Yamanashi, #Japan, before finally making our way to marvel at the world famous #MtFuji! Come join us for another adventure of awe and discovery […]
This is traditional #JapaneseFood at its finest! After checking in to our Ryokan at Wakakusa No Yado Maruei in Yamanashi Prefecture, we proceed to have our dinner and boy was it a complete feast! So many different foods in small servings to try, including meats that cooked with candles, tofus, vegetables, gelatinous pieces, fruits, soup, […]
This traditional #JapaneseHotel, known as a ‘ryokan’, will blow you away! In today’s vlog we arrive at Wakakusa No Yado Maruei, a traditional Japanese inn located in Yamanashi Prefecture near Mt. Fuji, and everything about the place just blew our minds. The design, the accommodations, the view, and everything else just made this an experience […]
Can you believe this Japanese #Wine? Today we travel to Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan to visit Manns Winery, an incredible #winery, and learn so much about wines, the process of making them, how different wines are made, how the Japanese make and drink wine, as well get the chance to try the wine served to […]
Today we land in #Tokyo, #Japan for the very first time and make our way to the busiest Shunjuku Station, the busiest #train station in the world! It was definitely hectic and suoer busy but what blew my mind were the trains! Come join us on this awesome trip by train to Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan!
Wandering into this Izakaya (Japanese bar) in #Nagasaki, #Japan was a fun experience, but when I was faced with the decision and opportunity to try the controversial #WhaleMeat sashimi, I opted yes, and explain in this vlog why I did and what whale meat actually tastes like. Come join me for this Japanese culinary experience!
You won’t believe this abandoned #GhostTown, a #UNESCOWorldHeritageSite called Battleship Island or Hashima Island. Commonly called Gunkanjima, is an abandoned island lying about 15 kilometers from the city of Nagasaki, in southern #Japan. It was a thriving coal-mining city, but was abandoned in 1974 when its owner, the Mitsubishi company, decided to shut it down […]
I can’t believe what what I learned about the effects of an #AtomicBomb on a city and on a person’s life! Today we had the unique opportunity to learn about how an atomic bomb dropped on #Nagasaki, #Japan during World War 2 affected the lives of its residents. We got to hear a first-hand account […]
I cannot imagine what the 26 Japanese men had to undergo for their beliefs. Historically, Japan’s Catholic/Christian population began when Portuguese settlers came to #Japan and began to spread Catholicism. The Emperor and Sumurais who ruled Japan at the time were ok with this at first, but soon changed their minds when they feared colonialism. […]