Tokyo Disney Sea

Since we already have a yearly pass to Disneyland in Los Angeles we decided to skip Tokyo Disney and instead hit up Tokyo Disney Sea. Talk about a good decision! Getting there It was really easy to get to Disney from Tokyo. Catch the Yurokucho line and get off at Maihama Station. From there you…

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.…

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…

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…

Kyoto

So, we made it to Kyoto! This city is all about the old Japan reminiscent of the Edo period. On the list of things to do: Kyomizu Temple This is a temple that was funded, mostly, by the first (and possibly only) Black Shogun of Japan! His name is Sakanouye no Tamuramaro. The temple doesn’t…

Ninja Tour

First off, there is a difference between a ninja and a samurai: Ninja covert spy assassin has cool tech tools like ninja stars more like CIA Samurai honorable defender of the lord skilled fighter has dope swords more like military Next time we come to Japan we’re doing a ninja tour! LOL Samurai are cool…