Jiggly MaruですWhen earthquakes happen (as they are often in Japan), we usually use Maru's big belly to detect it before our earthquake alarms go off.
I'm from America!Apparently, if you look like a movie star, you're obviously from the same place...or something like that
FROG!It was a good day...for frogs. Kyle found a frog, Keat freaked out, Kyle became covered in mud.
Rainy Day BluesRain is a constant in Japan, and it can be pretty bad. Especially if you get drenched from above, and one of your students hear something they weren't supposed to!
Japanese kids. They're everywhere! Turn the corner, and BAM! Japanese kid. And their English (to varying degrees) can be cute!
Hanami in Tokyo: Day 2 - Tokyo Station!Day 2 of our Hanami Trip in Tokyo consists of Tokyo Station, Hamarikyu Gardens, and....Shake Shack?
Halloween in Japan!
Halloween in Japan is a lot different than in America. In this video, we explore Shibuya, and the many costumes that were present on Halloween
Exploring Tokyo - The Mini Version
After visiting Moshi Moshi Nippon, we decided to spend the rest of the day exploring some highlights of Tokyo!
Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival
"Moshi Moshi" is a generic greeting used when answering the phone. It is also a festival held around Japan as a way to celebrate their culture for others (like foreigners). We visit Moshi Moshi Nippon ("Hello, Japan") in Tokyo in late November to see wha
Kurimoto Sweet Potato Festival
We visit the Sweet Potato Festival in Kurimoto. What is a "Sweet Potato Festival"? We didn't know, so we went to find out!
Review: Pokemon DrinksA vending machine by our apartment had a Pokemon drink, so we decided to try it
Pre-made burgers from a Grocery Store?
We found some pre-made burgers (and some neat sandwiches) at our local grocery store, so we thought we'd try them out!
Review: Starbucks Cherry Apple Pie
While visiting Narita, we stop by Starbucks and try their newest creation.
How to make Gyudon
Keat makes Gyudon, a simple beef-and-rice donburi, with shabushabu beef. Not in Japan? No worries - we cover how to make this in America too!
How to make Oyakodon
Easy? Check. Delicious? Check. Fast? Check. Oyakodon means "Parent and Child" (chicken and egg). This has to be one of the best, and simplest, recipes we've ever done, and one of our favorites!
Dinner at 7-Eleven with a 1000 yen budget!Go to 7-Eleven with a budget of 1000 yen, and find some interesting surprises!
Japanese Car Magnets (and what they mean)
Whether you're traveling Japan via train, on foot, or by car, chances are you'll see a strange decal on a few cars passing by. For the longest time, we at Japanoblog were curious as to what these decals meant, as there was not any self-explaining context.
Hanko 101: Understanding Japan's Signature
A Hanko, or the Japanese version of a signature, is still needed a lot in Japan, even if you're a foreigner. Know the in's and out's (and how to get one) of Hankos here
Getting a Japanese Cellphone - Part 1
Kyle tries to get a Japanese cell phone...unsuccessfully
Introduction to the Japanese Reading and Writing System
An overview of the 3 different types of alphabets used in the Japanese language
Hanami in Tokyo - Day 1: SkyTree!For Hanami (Cherry Blossom viewing) Season, we visit many landmarks in Tokyo. Today: SkyTree!
New Years in Kyoto - Day 5 (January 3 2017)
Our Kyoto New Years trip wraps up with Fushimi Inari, or the Thousand Gates
New Year's in Kyoto - Day 4 (January 2 2017)
Our New Years trip continues as we trek to Kiyomizu Dera and the Pokemon Center!
New Years in Kyoto - Day 3 (January 1 2017)
Our third day starts exploring the other side of Kyoto with the famous Bamboo forest (and a temple), and the Gion district (yes, the Geisha area). Since we walked for so long, it really took it out of us.
New Year's in Kyoto - Day 2 (December 31 2016)
We visit Kyoto for New Years 2017, and get a chance to explore some great temples and shrines (and other sites). Our second day starts with some closed places, but Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Temple) and Ginkaku-ji (The Silver Temple) are open, but crowded.
There's a Railway Village in JapanThere's a Railway Village in Japan! How did I not know about this? You know what I'm going to do
Happy Cat Day!Why is 2/22 known as "Cat Day" in Japan? Aside from their obsessive Cat culture, there is one main reason!
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Our First Year
Celebrate our special day: Japanoblog turns 1!
Flying to Japan!
We reminisce about long flight to Japan - with cats! We go through the flight, getting the cats on the plane, the AQS, Customs, and trains to the apartment