japan is awesome


hello kitty con 2014

October 20th, 2014 / by / in: everything cute / No responses

OMMMMMMMGGGGG guys, Hello Kitty Con is next week! I’m pretty excited (if that wasn’t obvious). Guess who else is going to be at Hello Kitty Con? You may remember her from my Lolita stories. That’s right — the one and only Kawaii Ambassador Misako Aoki! It’s kind of weird because […]


June 21st, 2014 / by / in: travel / 5 Responses

People are always asking me for a list of things they should do/eat/drink in Tokyo. So I decided to put a lot of my Tokyo blog entries and suggestions in one place. THAT PLACE IS HERE! Annnnnd if you’re not interested in Tokyo, scroll down to the bottom for some […]

the coolest museum in tokyo

June 8th, 2014 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

I procrastinated posting this entry because this museum in Tokyo is so amazing that I took literally hundreds of photos and it was too daunting to go through them all. BUT! I am finally posting some of them. It’s not even close to all the photos I took, but it’s […]

more tokyo

March 29th, 2014 / by / in: travel / 4 Responses

More photos from Tokyo. Like I mentioned, we were only there for three days, so we tried to cram as much stuff in as possible. DO ALL THE TOKYO THINGS! Cherry blossoms, ramen, sushi, izakaya, shopping, karaoke. A stop into Torikizoku, an izakaya from the Kansai region that’s always cheap and […]

my 2013 in pictures

December 31st, 2013 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

So 2013 is almost over. I’m a bit sad to see it go, because my 2013 was pretty awesome. Here’s some of the stuff I did in 2013. Left Toronto and became a resident of Japan. Spent New Year’s eating osechi with Japanese neighbours. Tried all the delicious winter chu-hi […]

super awesome train museum

November 2nd, 2013 / by / in: travel / No responses

I think I left the Japan entries somewhere around Nagoya, so back to Nagoya we go! Besides the amazing Totoro house, we really wanted to go to the train museum in Nagoya. The museum is called the SCMaglev and Railway Park in English, but that name is weird and unexciting, so […]

the totoro dream house

August 10th, 2013 / by / in: everything cute / 11 Responses

One of my favourite movies in the ENTIRE WORLD is My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ Tonari no Totoro in Japanese). I love all of the Studio Ghibli movies, but Totoro is my absolute favourite, forever and always. I’ve been to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka a couple times (you might remember […]

where the streets have my name

June 5th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

You probably know that my last name — Kaita (海田) — is Japanese. However, in a country of Takahashis, Tanakas, and Suzukis, my name is quite uncommon. Most people don’t even recognize it as a Japanese name, and I have yet to meet another (unrelated) Kaita. Here’s a list of […]