A Return to Cafe Calico

A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without a stop at Cafe Calico in Shinjuku. The cafe is a short ten minute walk from Shinjuku’s East exit. The fee is cheaper than most pet cafes and the staff there (both human and feline) are really friendly. Some of the staff also speak basic English if that’s […]

The Edo Museum

During the afternoon, we decided to visit the Edo Museum. Edo is the old name for Tokyo. As a history museum, there are exhibits about the Edo period, when the upper-class would make frequent trips between what’s now Kyoto and Tokyo. There are displays about daily life, work, and play. Some exhibits are life sized […]

Temple at Asakusa

After the skytree, we visited a famous temple and at shaved ice at a very small park. It was crowded and hot, so we didn’t stay long. I really don’t do well with crowds and was ready to leave after 10 minutes. My friend was really too kind in letting me. The shaved ice was […]

Tokyo Skytree

The first stop on our journey, after finding breakfast, was Asakusa station to see the Tokyo Skytree. We decided that because we had a lot of extra time, we would walk from the station.  Unfortunately we misjudged the distance by quite a lot. Once we finally got there, there wasn’t much of a wait to […]

SOS! Lost in Shinjuku. Again.

I get lost a lot. On my way to a cat cafe, I got lost in east Shinjuku.  What should have been a ten minute walk turned into a half an hour of google maps telling me to try and walk through buildings. Every time I thought I was finally going the right way, my […]

Obonyasumi Day 2

So, I arrived in Tachikawa yesterday and today was the first day I had some time to explore. Yesterday was super hot and muggy so I spent most of the day indoors, sitting under the air conditioner.  Today, I spent some time with my friends from New York, at the biggest ear of corn I’ve […]