Category: Out & About

Out & About: Ghibli Museum in Mitaka

We’ve been dying to go to the Ghibli Museum for yeeeears. It always seemed just out of reach since it requires a lot of planning to go, but we are now in a position where we could finally make the pilgrimage to the mecca of themed attractions. We thought it would be a nice break… Read more »

Out & About: Floating Flower Garden in Miraikan


If you’re wondering how to spend Golden Week in Japan, let me explain something. It is not: 1.) On Children’s Day 2.) At a science museum 3.) In Daiba. We unwittingly did the above three things to experience what is perhaps one of the most magical moments in my lifetime. Battling through a sea of… Read more »

Out & About: Asakusa

Asakusa is a great place to go if you don’t mind wading through some touristy areas. There are a lot of affordable places to shop and foods that you can eat while walking around. I didn’t get any pictures leading up to the ubiquitous shrine area, but we started our day off with some gelato,… Read more »

Out & About: Kameido Wisteria Festival

Roy’s mom came to visit us for Golden Week, but sadly she missed all the sakura action only a few weeks prior. Luckily Roy found a wisteria festival that was happening in Kameido! The crowds, booths, and wonderful scenery was a good way to experience a taste of what we went through during sakura season.

Out & About: Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku

We had some time to kill before our reservation at the Sailor Moon Crystal Café, so we spent it walking around the immediate area in Kabuki-cho. It’s been years since I’ve been to Shinjuku so it was fun to see everything with fresh eyes.       Definitely saw our share of questionable looking dudes… Read more »

Out & About: Plant Life Balance

One Saturday we decided to do some more exploring while waiting for some laundry to finish at a nearby laundromat. Sakura season was cut short by a ton of heavy rainfall, but there was still a lot of things in bloom to look at as we walked around.              … Read more »

Out & About: Sailor Moon Café in Anion Station

A couple weeks ago a friend on Facebook tipped me off about a Sailor Moon Crystal Café in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku. I immediately made reservations the same day because I am a healthy adult with responsible hobbies. To back track a bit, it is crazy the amount resurgence Sailor Moon Crystal has caused. Nobody seems to… Read more »

Out & About: Sakura at Night

One night after Roy got out of work we decided to see how the sakura trees we live near were lit up near the train station. There was a sea of out-of-towners buying food from stands and drinking champagne out of plastic champagne glasses. Being sucked up in a swarm of people bobbing under the… Read more »

Out & About: Rainy Sunday

Sundays we don’t normally have any set plans, and usually find ourselves loafing around until we finally venture outside in the late afternoon. This Sunday was no different except that it literally started raining as soon as we decided to head out to Shibuya to pick up a few things. OK, so we’ll bring the… Read more »

Out & About: Tokyo Beernista 2015

Spring has arrived! Not only does it mean the end of bone-chilling weather and the start of beautiful flowers blooming, but for most of Japan it means the following: It’s officially warm enough to get drunk and eat street food outside all day long. Think about it for a minute. When it was cold, were… Read more »