Looking for Sumo things to do? (Tokyo, Japan)

Japan is truly a great country to visit.  I honestly have never met anyone who went there and wasn’t amazed by all that Japan has to offer from food, attractions, to just really nice polite people.  I was lucky enough to visit Tokyo again a few weeks ago….yes I know, it seems like I keep…

Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan (to the Summit)

So now that you know our thinking on how to tackle Mt. Fuji and the things to know before you go, let’s talk about how our trip up the mountain actually went.  We had started our trip to Japan with a few days of sight seeing in Tokyo (topping over 20,000 steps each day) and…

Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan (Things to know before you go)

There is an old Japanese saying that says a wise person will climb Mt. Fuji at least once in their life, and since living in Seoul, we’ve had quite a few friends who have traveled to Mt. Fuji and made the climb.  The same Japanese saying also states that only a fool would climb it twice, so…

Okinawa, Japan (Things to do and eat)

The main reason for our trip to Okinawa was to get some rest and relaxation.  We purposely planned it so that most of our time was spent on the beach relaxing and relax we did! It’s amazing how great it is to sometimes just take it easy and rest and recharge. Okuma Beach Our beach…

Okinawa, Japan (Things to know before you go)

Okinawa is made up of multiple islands located in the southernmost prefecture of Japan,  Due to it’s location, Okinawa enjoys pretty temperate weather year round and consequently is known for being a great beach getaway. Aside from the great weather and the beaches, it is also very conveniently located for those of us in the…

Weird foods – trying Japanese horse meat sashimi

We arrived to Kawaguchiko today, one of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji. We were so ravenous by the time we got there, so we  decided to visit nearby Houtou Fudou to try their signature noodle dish.  While perusing the menu, I saw horse meat sashimi and since Scott and Cathy wouldn’t let me to…

Tokyo, Japan (Day 2 -Asakusa,Tokyo Skytree, and the Robot Restaurant)

After a full and excitement filled first day in Tokyo, we had no trouble passing out and getting some well deserved rest.  The next morning we were eager and ready to see more of what Tokyo had to offer. Day 2 Itinerary: Sensoji Temple Nakamise Shopping Street Ramen Yoroiya Tokyo Skytree Town Kabukicho Robot Restaurant…

Tokyo, Japan (Day 1 – Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Maricar!)

Tokyo is truly an eclectic and vibrant city.  Even though we live in Seoul which is a big city; Tokyo is a very different animal.  The city really doesn’t appear to sleep, our flight arrived late and when we arrived to our apartment, there were plenty of restaurants, bars, and clubs that were still open….

Tokyo, Japan (Things to know before you go)

We had such a great time this past weekend in Tokyo! I can’t wait to share all of the interesting things we ate and got to experience, but first I want to share some of the things that will make any trip to Tokyo just a little bit easier.

Weird food – trying sandwich flavored breadsticks!

We’re here in Tokyo, Japan this weekend and I found some sake that comes in a little jar, but I decided I needed a snack to go with it. I let Scott pick and he found these little sandwich flavored breadsticks. No clue what kind of sandwich, but let’s find out! Qtkitchen tries #sandwich flavored…