As part of our last weeks in Japan, we get a tour of Okinawa!
As part of our last weeks in Japan, we explore Okinawa!
As part of our last weeks in Japan, we travel to Okinawa!
As part of our last weeks in Japan, we explore Hiroshima and Miyajima!
As part of our last weeks in Japan, we travel to Hiroshima!
As part of our last weeks in Japan, we explore Naruto (not the anime)
As part of our last weeks in Japan, we explore Kyoto and Nara!
As part of our last weeks in Japan, we explore Universal Studios Japan, and Harry Potter World!
As part of our last weeks in Japan, we explore Osaka!
What can you get at the local FamilyMart for ¥1000 ($10)? Dinner, and a good one at that!
Japan has a lot of apples, and some are expensive ($2 per). How do the expensive ones compare to the cheap ones? We find out
McDonald's Japan has introduced an "American" series. Do they stack up to what we Americans know and love?
Studio Ghibli has a museum! What awaits inside? We find out, and Keat gets all fangirl-y!
We get hit by Typhoon Lan! Do we survive?
You asked, we answered. What's in our bags? Quite a lot!
We traveled to the 秋祭り in 佐原 today, and got Unagi (Eel) Cola for 300 yen! Was it worth it? Did it taste like eel? Watch and find out.
Get an inside look at our lives! If you've ever wondered what a typical day is like for us in Japan, this should provide you with plenty of answers!
BEAR FIGHT AT COSTCO? Well, sort of. We do talk about nutrition, Japanese school lunches, and a few odd stories about getting OFF the school lunch
On our last day of Hanami in Tokyo, we do a bit of shopping and get lunch in Korean Town
Since we had so much footage of the Ueno Zoo, we put it in its own video for your enjoyment!
Our Hanami adventure continues as we (re)visit the Tsukiji fish market, Akihabara for lunch, and Ueno Park (and zoo)!
On today's episode of "Japanoblog in the Kitchen", we're making 3-color Soboro (三色そぼろ丼), which is a rice dish with a few toppings.
Have a Sagawa delivery slip and don't know how to reschedule a delivery? This guide will help!
Ever received a JPost delivery attempt slip in your door, only to be daunted by the insane procedure or Japanese-only phone line? Don't worry! We're here to help. Follow our guide to learn how to reschedule a package, and you'll be on your way.
Cranberry Sprite? Yes, it's here for the summer to help you cool off!
We found some more strange food at our local Cainz, so we had to try it
We saw/made Mochi at the Sawara Summer Festival!
McDonald's is running a special to help promote the new Pokemon movie (in Japan). What better way to celebrate than a Pikachu ChocoBanana Dessert?
Got a package slip from Yamamoto/Kuroneko and need it redelivered? Watch this video to learn how to do it easy!
Day 2 of our Hanami Trip in Tokyo consists of Tokyo Station, Hamarikyu Gardens, and....Shake Shack?
A vending machine by our apartment had a Pokemon drink, so we decided to try it
For Hanami (Cherry Blossom viewing) Season, we visit many landmarks in Tokyo. Today: SkyTree!
We found some pre-made burgers (and some neat sandwiches) at our local grocery store, so we thought we'd try them out!
Go to 7-Eleven with a budget of 1000 yen, and find some interesting surprises!
While visiting Narita, we stop by Starbucks and try their newest creation.
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!
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!
It's huge! It's ginormous! It's...THE MEGAMAC!
Our Kyoto New Years trip wraps up with Fushimi Inari, or the Thousand Gates
Our New Years trip continues as we trek to Kiyomizu Dera and the Pokemon Center!
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.
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.
We visit Kyoto for New Years 2017, and get a chance to explore some great temples and shrines (and other sites, including Kyle's first hostel!). Our first day doesn't have much, but we do learn quite a lot.
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
After visiting Moshi Moshi Nippon, we decided to spend the rest of the day exploring some highlights of Tokyo!
"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 what the big festival was!
We visit the Sweet Potato Festival in Kurimoto. What is a "Sweet Potato Festival"? We didn't know, so we went to find out!
At the start of Fall, Japan celebrates in their own way. This time: the Aki Matsuri! (Fall Festival)
Sushi? On a conveyor belt? Well, sort of. At this kind of restaurant, sushi is served from a conveyor belt, plus a few other neat features, like gachupon!
It's the 2nd round of our "Where's Niko" contest. This time, he was in a city that is very famous for a lot of things, including it's airport. So where is he, and who won the contest? Watch the video!
For Halloween, McDonalds in Japan offered special Halloween Fries with Pumpkin, Chocolate, and Sweet Potato sauces. We try them out!
Nikuman (pork buns) are great, but can you microwave them? Let's find out!
Okay, it's not actually a "Wal-Mart," but in Japan, it's the closest thing! A grocery store, hardware, clothing, housewares, bikes, gardening, a barbershop, a dry cleaners, and even a cafe! This place has it all!
Keat and I visit Kashima Jingu to watch some really cool Martial Arts demos, along with exploring the shrine a bit
Our first "Where's Niko" contest has ended, and here are the results (and the winner!)
In less than a week, the 2nd typhoon hits us: Typhoon Malou.
Kyle tries to get a Japanese cell phone...unsuccessfully
While Keat attends training, Kyle tours Mito. Kyle thought it would be nice to include some photos along with the video. Kyle doesn't know why Kyle is talking in the 3rd person.
Typhoon Lionrock is upon us! How will we survive?
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
Habanero? Angry Pepper? What's not to love? We pick up a bag of these spicy treats and try some
Curry with Rice is a fairly popular dish in Japan, and today, we make our own!
Where have I been? In Japan! More importantly, what have I been up to since I got here
An update on my situation, and all of the options I'm considering. Some good, some bad. What will I do?
There are a few things I want to share with the world. For one, I like Doctor Who. Also, I write books.
I share an update on my research on getting the kitties over to Japan
Foods I have found in Japan!
I'm off to Japan, and I want to say a few things before leaving the USA
We go through some different things that we've done to get ready for Japan!
A quick update on where we are with getting the kitties over to Japan
Rice and egg. What could be simplier?
Why Japan? Both of us have our own reasons - all of which we've compiled into our Top 5 Reasons of why we want to go to the Land of the Rising Sun!
We're snowed in for the day, so we decided to make a video, make "Toad in the Hole," and play with the kitties
Getting your pets to Japan can be a lengthy and complex process. Today, Keat and Kyle start the process to get the kitties overseas!
Keat and Kyle welcome our viewers, and discuss some personal items to get our viewers to know us
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In their very first video, Keat and Kyle learn how to make Rice Balls, also known as Onigiri