It happens in life where you only get a single opportunity to capture an experience. So it was so with my brother and his family when they visited Japan for their very first time. I forced — I mean politely asked — them to tell me how their expectations of Japan differed from the reality of being here.
We moved from a 20 year “old” Japanese apartment (mansion マンション) to a new 3-storey house (~1000 sq. ft.) about a year ago. These are the differences we noticed, both good and bad.
One of the top questions I asked is where to go and what to do in Tokyo. I got a simple answer for you. Anywhere! To prove the point, my friend Angela (internationallyMe) and I randomly walk around Tokyo. While I didn’t show this in the video, I did randomly choose a starting point as well as a direction to go towards. For those who support on Patreon, I put up a little behind the scenes of how I went about generating the randomness as well as some commentary and deleted scenes. Angela’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/internationallyme Patreon Page with Deleted and…
While Pokemon is still a big thing in North America, for kids in Japan, it’s been eclipsed by Yo-kai watch. With this half let’s play, half walking tour, see what Yo-Kai watch is like on the Nintendo 3DS and in real life.
In this episode, we visit Azalee Nursery School (Hoikuen) and take a tour of the childcare centre. In Canada, we’d probably call this a mix between a daycare and preschool.
Take a Japanese kitchen tour with Aiko and Shin.
So, what IS an average Japanese apartment like? My daughter and I created a video tour of our apartment and I was surprised at the number of comments saying that the place was big (thrown in with a mix of contradictory comments saying it was small). What sparked my interest in creating a response video was this comment: Was I misleading the world? Is my family living it up and I didn’t even realize it? After a few days of thinking and a few hours of research, I’ve come to the conclusion that while we are very, very, well of in…
Aiko finally gives you a tour of our Japanese apartment. Did you know that in Japan they call some apartments mansions?