Tag Archive: drink

Mr. Men & Little Miss Do Harajuku

Japan knows cute. Even when said cuteness doesn’t originate in Japan, this is a country that has a way of bringing everything adorable to the heart of Tokyo–often in the form of limited-run theme… Continue reading

Sonoma Getaway Weekend

One of the big perks of living in Berkeley is easy access to wine country. I’ve taken pretty good advantage of the situation in past years–I get up to Napa 3-4 times per… Continue reading

4 Hours and 7 Cups of Coffee in Tokyo

A friend of my brother’s passed through Tokyo a couple of months ago, which gave me an excellent excuse to drink copious amounts of coffee in some of Tokyo’s most lauded locations. She’s… Continue reading

Things I Like About Japan #7: Crepes In Harajuku

Harajuku has long been one of my favorite places in Tokyo (and in Japan). The area has become famous as a center of youthful fashion, and shopping. The bridge between Harajuku and the… Continue reading

Good Eats in Kumamoto: Horse, Lotus Root, and More!

My trip to Kyushu this winter gave me the opportunity to sample some of the local delicacies—and wow, were they delicious! A couple of my favorite eating/drinking experiences were definitely in Kumamoto. Kumamoto… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #27: The Original Kirin, Nagasaki

I spotted this statue when I was at Glover Garden in Nagasaki. According to the brochure, it was the model for the picture of the Kirin used on the logo for Thomas Blake… Continue reading

Fugu: The Fearsome Fish

Most of you have probably heard of fugu, or blowfish, a Japanese delicacy famed for its deadly potential. Parts of the blowfish are poisonous, and if prepared incorrectly, it’s possible to die after… Continue reading

Things I Like About Japan #6: Small Drinks Are Actually Small

Today we have another installment of my long-neglected “Things I Like About Japan” series. One thing I really like about Japan is that small drinks are actually small here. In the US, we’ve… Continue reading