Dried Scallops at Ameyoko

Dried Scallops at Ameyoko
One of my favorite omiyage are dried scallops from Hokkaido, sold at Ameyoko in these large bags, individually wrapped tender morsels.  They are Y2000/bag and the price hasn’t changed in the 20+ years that I’ve been buying them.

Homes Under Keio Line Tracks

Homes Under Keio Line Tracks
There are some homes adjacent to Keio Takao Station that are built directly under the Keio Line railroad tracks.  These homes absorb quite a bit or rumble and shaking when a train passes overhead.  This is a truly stunning example of how precious land can be in Tokyo.

Choosing a Hotel in Japan

In the TripAdvisor forums one of the most frequently asked questions is about lodging choices.  Unfortunately, most of the time there is not enough detail of requirements so reponses become disorganized and inappropriate.  Please include as much of the following information as possible in your request: Occupancy – single, double, family, etc.?  How many in ...