Unusual ramen

Have you ever had ramen? I mean real ramen–not Top Ramen or any of the cup varieties. I don’t think I had it until I moved to Japan. There just aren’t many Japanese restaurants in the US that serve it (that I know of!). Actually, ramen is originally Chinese, but the Japanese have truly made…

Product placement #14- The most cool(ish) ice cream

Yes, that is what it looks like. Ice cream in a squeezy pouch. And yes, I know it looks super lame and terrible. But it’s not. It’s not at all. In fact it is incredibly, amazingly delicious and is my current obsession. I was first introduced to Coolish this August, when I had to go…

Side step to Nara

During our trip to Osaka, Natalie and I took a mini side trip to Nara, a city nearby. We went straight to Nara park, which is most famous for Todaiji Temple, where deer roam free around the temple grounds. So, with out further ado, here are a lot of pictures of deer! (Update: I moved…

Kamakura

I can’t believe I just made it to Kamakura. I’ve been in Japan just about a year, and live barely two hours from this great little town. Anyway, I finally made it and did a great little overnight stay. It was really hot so one of the first things I did was eat ice cream….