Tag Archives: Osaka

Finding Fukuoka Released in Japan (New Online Store)

The Finding Fukuoka online store is officially online! This means that  Finding Fukuoka: A Travel and Dining Guide for the Fukuoka City Area is now available to customers in Japan. My first travel guide, Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture, … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Without Being a Gaijin

I was born and raised in the United States, and living there during my youth made me into the person I am today. There are many advantages and disadvantages to life in the USA, as with any country. However, my … Continue reading

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Debut of the Osaka Insider Guidebook–and My First Published Work!

Some of you may remember my Osaka Insider blog, and ongoing project that eventually led me to start writing a guidebook. After much hard work, I have finally released my first published work, Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture!! … Continue reading

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New Osaka Guidebook in the Works!

I have posted some information and the first sneak peak of my new guidebook, Osaka Insider: A Travel Guide for Osaka Prefecture over at my Osaka Insider blog. The guidebook will be published in late 2011 or early 2012. If … Continue reading

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Sakai: Kansai’s Lost City

Let’s leave Kyushu for a moment: I had the privilege to visit Sakai during my recent trip to Osaka, and it really made me think. What most people see as an unattractive, polluted city is actually one of the most … Continue reading

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Tour of Tastes: Shinkansen Meal Featuring Foods from Osaka to Kagoshima

Recently, on a ride from Osaka to Fukuoka on the Shinkansen (“bullet train”), I was surprised to find a new, limited-time bento (meal comprising various small portions arranged in a box) on the menu. In order to commemorate the completion … Continue reading

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Delving Deeper: Local Temples and Shrines of Fukuoka City

Recently, having finally finished cleaning up and hauling furniture, the combination of the desire to relax and passable weather was enough to prompt me to get out and start exploring Fukuoka City in more depth. I had been to Atago … Continue reading

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