Horinao in Victoria and Vancouver September 2018

[vc_row type="in_container" full_screen_row_position="middle" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" bottom_padding="100" overlay_strength="0.3"][vc_column column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" width="1/1" tablet_text_alignment="default" phone_text_alignment="default" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid"][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/X3DVKpfKZGg" el_width="80" align="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type="in_container" full_screen_row_position="middle" scene_position="center" text_color="dark" text_align="left" overlay_strength="0.3"][vc_column column_padding="no-extra-padding" column_padding_position="all" background_color_opacity="1" background_hover_color_opacity="1" column_shadow="none" width="1/1" tablet_text_alignment="default" phone_text_alignment="default" column_border_width="none" column_border_style="solid"][vc_column_text]Horinao is headed to Victoria for the first time! then on to Vancouver! This amazing, traditional tattooist out of [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00August 30th, 2018|News, Travel|0 Comments

A Brief Guide to Tipping in Japan

A Brief Guide to Tipping in Japan The title of this post is A Brief Guide to Tipping in Japan. This is because it can be summed up pretty quickly: there is no tipping in Japan. Well that might not entirely be true… There are a few circumstances in which tipping may be considered appropriate: [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:30-07:00April 13th, 2017|Japanese Culture and Tattoo Culture, Travel|0 Comments

The Japanese Convenience Store and Tattoo Prep

The Japanese Convenience Store and Tattoo Preparation Being tattooed can be a strenuous undertaking. It has nothing to do with being tough, resilient, or any of that nonsense. Pain can be relative, and some will find the process more or less painful depending on the location of their piece and their relative pain tolerance. That [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:55-07:00January 19th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Cycling Japan: A Guide for a Two Wheeled Adventure

Bicycling in Japan Cycling Japan is easier for visitors to jump into because bicycles are ubiquitous in Japan. Although probably not quite as popular as somewhere like the Netherlands, bicycles are a very common and easy way of getting around in Japan. The bicycle culture should leave you feeling safe either bringing your own bike [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:55-07:00January 19th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Flying in Japan

There are a few primary international airports if you plan on flying around Japan. Narita (this airport handles most of Japan’s international flights and is likely where you will arrive in Japan) Haneda (Japan’s busiest airport accommodating most of the domestic flights there) Osaka (this airport has an increasing number of international flights offered there) [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:55-07:00January 19th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Train Riding Guide for Japan

Traveling by train in Japan is a culture unto itself. In large cities, like Tokyo or Osaka, the trains can seem frenetic.  Packed to bursting with a non-stop barrage of possible connections and transfers to buses, subway, and other trains. And it can get busy…  The jam-packed trains that occur during rush hour in Japan [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:55-07:00January 19th, 2016|Travel|1 Comment

A Subtly Sarcastic Guide to Taking a Taxi in Japan

There is a taxi found on most major roadways in large cities and they can often be found at the central train or bus station in smaller towns. Much like the rest of the world they are easily recognizable by the lights on the roof of their vehicles. Taxis also have a green license plate you can [...]

By |2019-02-08T22:08:55-07:00January 19th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments