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Using Airbnb for your Japan Vacation


I’ve written before about the difficulties of finding fully furnished accommodations in Japan. But that was over five years ago and things ave been improving for the better; particularly with the introduction of Airbnb Japan.

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Godzilla Becomes Japanese Citizen

Godzilla, Mototsugu Katagiri

After all the hard work he did helping/destroying Japan, it looks like Godzilla has finally become a Japanese Citizen. According to the NYT:

Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the irradiated monster was appointed special resident of and tourism ambassador for Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward.

Good on ya mate!

Tokyo Roar

The juxtaposition of old and new in Japan.

Osaka Bang – Best Street Game Ever

This is why I love Osaka. I may have to try this out and see if it works :D

Neko Atsume


Just read an article over on Kotaku on Neko Atsume. The game is in Japanese but I have a feeling that Stacey may want to check it out :D Here are the Android and iPhone links.

Japanese Gyusuji Curry (Beef Tendon Curry)

I’m a big fan of Japanese curry…well any curry to be honest. Plus I feel like we haven’t seen a Cooking with Dog episode for way too long. This recipe looks like it’s a bit too concerned about removing fat and I think it takes so long that Francis falls asleep, but the end result looks yummy!

Phrase of the day is “rippling jelly like state” :D

The Shabu Shabu Spirit

I’ve only been out for shabu shabu once, but from this video I now know that I totally blew it!

Renting a Mobile Phone or Data Sim Card in Japan

A few months back I visited Australia and decided it would be a good idea to pick up a local mobile and data sim card to use in my phone while I was travelling. While transferring from Sydney to Melbourne I walked into the first cell phone store I found in the airport a picked up a sim card from my mobile. Total price was about $40 and it took maybe ten minutes.

I wish it was going to be that easy in Japan.
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Learn to Use Chopsticks with Chopstick Man

I’m not a chopstick expert. It is always a little depressing when Stacey receives complements for her chopstick skills while I get little more than a silent stare. I guess I’m doing it so wrong that there is no help for me. Until now that is. Now we have Chopstick Man to show us how it’s done!

By the way Chopstick Man, why so grumpy all the time? Is it because of my deplorable chopstick skills? Please don’t be angry with me Mr. Chopstick Man :(