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Closing thoughts on our Japan trip

by gigi on March 22, 2011

It’s been over a week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. Even now, there is daily news about the nuclear situation at the Fukushima Daiich nuclear plant. Since that time, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on our recent trip there and all the kind and friendly people we met along […]


Tokyo: Fugu Dinner at Sankaku

by gigi on March 11, 2011

I wrote this post before hearing about the earthquake in Japan. Our thoughts and prayers to all the people there. ——— Another  dinner in Tokyo that my aunt helped arrange for me was a fugu dinner at Sankaku in the Asakusa neighborhood. Fugu (or puffer fish) is a Japanese delicacy and is poisonous if not […]


Tokyo: Izuei Honten

by gigi on March 8, 2011

After a visit to the Tokyo National Museum, Jenkins and I walked about 10 minutes to Izuei Honten for a late lunch. I first found out about Izuei Honten via Paul’s blog where he shared his Tokyo eating adventures. After this initial discovery, I found many more positive reviews of Izuei Honten and since it […]


Tokyo: Gonpachi

by gigi on March 3, 2011

One place that a couple of people recommended that Jenkins and I check out while we were in Tokyo was Gonpachi. Located in the Rappongi ward of Tokyo, Gonpachi mainly an izakaya but the top floor houses a slightly more upscale sushi restaurant. Originally, Jenkins and I ended up in the sushi restaurant because the […]


Tokyo: Lotteria

by gigi on February 28, 2011

I was really interested in checking out a Japanese fast food place while we were in Tokyo. The opportunity presented itself when Jenkins and I were travelling to the Miraikan Emerging Science and Innovation museum but wanted to stop somewhere for lunch first. Luckily for us, there was a Lotteria that was right next to […]


Tokyo: Daimon Takezushi

by gigi on February 22, 2011

One of the things I was looking forward to the most about our trip to Tokyo was meeting up with my Aunt Yuko’s brother, Tomo. The first and only time I had met Tomo previously was at my aunt and uncle’s wedding several years ago. When he and my aunt found out that Jenkins and […]