Going,Going,Back,Back, to Tokyo…

In Harajuku someone was actually bumping a rendition on Notorious B.I.G’s “Going Back to Cali” (which is a rendition of LL’s, but i digress) but replaced “Cali” with “Tokyo”…I thought that would be fitting title. We are back in cold ass Tokyo and our stop was by Tokyo Disney (I chose this stop because it…

Namja Town

When we checked in to our last hotel in Japan (back to Tokyo), Corey noticed a big sign that said Namco. That company makes video games like Tekken (fighting game) from back in the day, so we decided to find out if there was a museum/experience that we could visit. Of course there was! LOL…

Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center

Before we arrived in Japan, I heard about a fire station in Tokyo that helped people learn about earthquake survival by providing an earthquake simulator. How awesome is that?! We tried to go Sunday, but they offer guided tours only from 9:30am to 11:30am. We made an appointment and returned bright and early Monday morning.…

Hearton Hotel in Tokyo

Hearton Hotel Seaside Shinigowa in Tokyo This is the best hotel ever. #1 The room is bigger than the rooms in other hotels we’ve stayed in. It’s not huge, but it has enough room to hold the items that come with the room, all of our crap (two carry-ons and two backpacks), and still give…

The Studios, as they like to call it…

As amusement park connoisseur, I had to check out Universal Studios Japan and Shay was gracious enough to participate even though amusement parks are not really her thing (except for Disneyland). First and foremost, they do have a Universal City Walk with a few American highlights (Bubba Gumps, Golden Spoon, and McDonald’s, I know, surprised…

Couchsurfing in Kyoto

So, I didn’t want to share that we were CouchSurfing in Kyoto because I didn’t want you to worry (read: i didn’t want to hear any crap about it), but we stayed with a very nice older man named Mishashi for 3 days. He is retired from a sign making business that he has passed…

Universal Studios Osaka, Japan

Hated it! LOL Naw … it was okay, but pricey. It costs Y6,200 to get into Universal Studios Osaka. That’s $76! We (mostly “he”) got on: It’s a lot better than the one in Los Angeles. I won’t tell the ending, but you’ll have two surprises that are fun on this ride. This one had…