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You say Karatsu, I say Hasetsu: A Yuri on Ice Tour

You say Karatsu, I say Hasetsu: A Yuri!!! on Ice Tour - The Nerdventurists - www.nerdventurists.com

For any fan of the ice skating anime Yuri on Ice the natural destination in Japan is the coastal city of Karatsu, on which Katsuki Yuuri’s fictional hometown of Hasetsu is based. Since I’m lucky enough to live in southern South Korea, I’ve been able to visit Karatsu a few times, and each time has […]

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Tadaku: Cooking With Locals in Japan

Tadaku: Cooking With Locals in Japan - The Nerdventurists - www.nerdventurists.com

Learning how to cook Japanese food, real authentic Japanese food, isn’t an easy task. There’s the careful balancing of clean flavors, umami, the specialized ingredients, and just the right preparation. Learning the intricacies of one of the world’s most favored cuisines isn’t for the faint of heart. However, there is an amazing service called Tadaku that pairs […]

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‘Bento Momento’ – A Cooking Class in Tokyo

Bento Momento: Cooking Class in Tokyo - The Nerdventurists - www.nerdventurists.com

One of my first memories of anything Japanese were the cute lunch boxes, ie bento boxes, that were peppered throughout anime and Ghibli films. Did Japanese children really get adorable lunches every day? Did their parents take special bento cooking classes just to learn how to make these impossibly “kawaii” lunch boxes? There is a […]

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Our Favorite Travel Instagrammers!

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Instagram is filled with travelers, travel bloggers, vloggers, models, etc… you name it. Everyone is on the travel wagon these days, and honestly, can’t really blame them. We’re there too x’D. Because insta is inundated with SO many travelers sharing their pics, it’s hard to find unique users. Well, here’s a list of some of […]

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48 Hours in Tokyo

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From robot cafes to ancient temples and shrines, the wonderful and wacky capital of Japan is a place everyone should visit at least once. With one of the best food scenes on the planet and a cultural heritage celebrated on every corner, Tokyo will delight the senses. I write for iExplore [my articles!] sometimes and my […]

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Between the Sheets: Hiroshima Hana Hostel

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Hey oh! It’s another installment of Between the Sheets! No, this isn’t a NC-17 addition of The Nerdventurists, but rather where we’ll be reviewing hostels, guesthouses, B&Bs, hotels, and corners of airports where we’ve stayed. When Sora and I were in Hiroshima for only twenty four hours (more or less), I wanted to make sure we had […]

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From Morning Calm to Rising Sun (By SUPERBOAT!)

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We spent five days in Seoul, gallivanting and exploring the capital, but it was time to move on. After a train back to Busan, we made plans to meet up with our fellow Mongol Ralliers (Travelstache and Wanderlicious) who had followed us to South Korea a few days behind. They were in Busan! So we […]

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