Category Daily Life

Pepper Lunch

Do-it-yourself restaurants are popular here in Japan. Many menus include options that allow the customer to take part in or see parts of their meal’s preparation. Pepper Lunch is no exception to this – actually, this DIY theme is the basis of the franchise. One of my favorite places to eat, Pepper Lunch is cheap, fast, and […]

Japanese Train System

Being from a town that has no public transport system at all, the train system is one of my favorite things about Japan. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of driving, even in familiar territory – so, driving here in Japan is not going to happen for me. But that’s alright because we […]

Blue Street

If you’re heading out in Yokosuka, chances are you’re headed to Blue Street. There isn’t much of anything that can’t be found on this busy street. It’s even the home of the nearest train station! While it seems noone knows its real Japanese name here on base, Blue Street might as well be its official […]

Yokosuka Naval Base

As many of our friends and family have mentioned, a lot of the places where we spend time here in Japan seem very western. In fact, it’s actually very easy to forget that we’re in Japan because the Navy has provided us with many American comforts here on base. We have apartments and houses with […]