How To Have a Fun Night of Karaoke in Japan

How To Have a Fun Night of Karaoke in Japan

Karaoke isn't something new and has been a favorite pastime in Japan for as long as I can remember. I grew up in Japan and my classmates and I would go as often as 2-3 times a week. When I moved to the United States, I was surprised at how different the Karaoke experience was in the Western culture. It was nothing like Japan's Karaoke. 

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What Owl Cafes Are Really Like in Japan

What Owl Cafes Are Really Like in Japan

Last year, we visited two different cat cafes, so this year, we wanted to check out an animal cafe that was a little out of the norm. Japan is the master of stepping up the game once they find a fad. Since cat cafes were such a hit, they took animal cafes to another level and created an owl cafe. There are a couple of owl cafes in Tokyo and we visited the one in Akihabara called Akiba Fukurou

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Explore Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

Explore Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

If you happen to have a layover in Japan or want to see the second most visited hatsumode spots (first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year) in Japan, then Narita Shinshoji Temple is the perfect place to go. It is conveniently located only one train stop (8 minutes) from Narita International Airport. 

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Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills is quite popular with world-class exhibitions and contemporary art. At the time we went, there was a great 'Universe and Art' exhibit going on that we were interested in checking out. If you are a fan of space, astronomy, astronauts, aliens, Galileo, Da Vinci, Charles Darwin, or teamLab, than this is a must-see exhibit. 

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Visiting Japan in 4 Days

Visiting Japan in 4 Days

Only have a few days in Japan, but want to explore as much of the country as you can? That was the dilemma we ran into, but we figured out how to fit in 5 cities in 4 days. 

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Japan Will Always Be Our Home

Japan Will Always Be Our Home

This is a bit of a throwback, but wanted to share it to those of you who have stumbled across our site recently. Every year we try to make a trip back home to Japan. Although we both reside in the United States now, our family (parents, siblings, relatives) still live in Japan. 

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