Category Archives: Japan

Rhys’ New Foods List – December

12/1 Jowl, Jyunkei – Served at our favorite meat-on-sticks place in Osaka, Jowl was a tough and well-seasoned beef-type meat that I enjoyed thoroughly. 12/3 Margherite Pizza – Margherita Pizza is like a cheese pizza, but in Italy, it’s totally … Continue reading

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Rhys’ New Foods List – November

11/1 – Takoyaki:  Bits of octopus fried in doughy balls with MOLTEN insides.  Tasted a bit like extra-rubbery shrimp.  Not a fan. 11/2 – French Fry Chips, Udon:  The french fry-shaped-and-flavored chips were bizarrely accurate, and salty.  Liked ’em, as … Continue reading

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Japan Redux

You may (or may not) have noticed that almost all of the Japan blogs were written by Rhys; this was intentional, as his eyes were new for Japan, so I felt he would be able to write more interesting blogs. … Continue reading

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Kyoto and Leaving Home Again

Our last day on the Shinkansen took us to Kyoto.  We spent the day touring various temples, seeing a dry rock garden, and looking at the magnificent colors of the leaves.  Kyoto is known for the red maple trees of … Continue reading

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Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo

After visiting Hiroshima, we desperately needed a happy jump-start type day to bounce back.  Luckily, we had purchased tickets to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo and took the Shinkansen there two days ago. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation … Continue reading

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Double Review: Laputa – Castle in the Sky and Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind

In final preparation for going to the Studio Ghibli Museum in Tokyo yesterday, I loaded my iPhone up with these two films to view in the bullet train to/from various points in Japan, hoping to get them viewed in time. … Continue reading

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Hiroshima

I’ve thought a lot before sitting down to write this entry.  It’s been a few days now and I think I can write about it as objectively as I possibly can. The day started out as so many this last … Continue reading

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