Japanese life



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 […]


March 22nd, 2014 / by / in: travel / 4 Responses

Spring is the best time to be in Japan. There are cherry blossoms and nice weather and everyone is happy. How can you not be happy? Standing outside in the swirl of pink petals would cheer up the even the grumpiest of grumpy people. Japan loves cherry blossoms and it’s […]

in bloom

February 17th, 2014 / by / in: travel / No responses

You may remember that last year, I posted approximately 8293482390482903482309423094 photos of cherry blossoms. But I couldn’t help it! They’re so beautiful! You’ll know what I mean if you’ve ever experienced sakura season in Japan yourself. And if you haven’t, you should. Everyone should see the cherry blossoms once in […]

random japanese food

December 11th, 2013 / by / in: food / 2 Responses

This is an entry of random food photos from Japan that I didn’t get around to posting anywhere else. Yay, random food! The thing in the photo above is some kind of amazing Japanese bread item — Japan has the best weird bread things — it’s a potato croquette inside […]

airbnb for long-term travel

August 14th, 2013 / by / in: hotels / 10 Responses

Airbnb vs Renting: Before I went to Japan last December, I’d never used Airbnb before. I knew lots of people who had used it successfully for vacation rentals, but I was hesitant due to some of the bad things I’d heard of happening. (The fact that it’s illegal in NYC […]

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 […]

back in tokyo

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

Oh, Tokyo. Even though I love Seoul, I miss you when I’m gone. It’s weird to miss a place that isn’t your home, and it’s weird to be comforted by a language you don’t really know. But I do and I am. Here’s a mostly random collection of Tokyo photos […]

getting stuff done in tokyo

May 21st, 2013 / by / in: travel / 6 Responses

I’m taking a break from the Lolita posts (part four is still forthcoming!) for a different kind of entry. This post is geared towards English-speakers coming to Japan — either as tourists or to live. It’s mostly a link dump of things I’ve found helpful in my day-to-day life while […]

the hanshin tigers

May 7th, 2013 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

I know almost nothing about baseball (or any sports for that matter) but one of the things I wanted to do in Japan is go to a Japanese baseball game. Baseball is HUGE in Japan. People are serious about their team. Very serious. And I don’t think anyone loves their […]