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Shinjuku Samurai Museum: Tokyo Highlight or Gimmick?

The Samurai Museum is located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, with exhibits featuring swords & armor, and a sword battle experience. In this review, we’ll cover whether it’s worth the money and time. Most importantly, we’ll offer feedback as to whether this attraction in Tokyo’s notorious Kabukicho district is actually a bona-fide museum, or just a tourist trap. […]

Grutto Pass: Save Big Money on Tokyo Museums

During our summer trip to Japan, we encountered record heat and humidity that made going outside nearly unbearable. Wanting to escape this oppressively hot weather, we purchased the Tokyo Museum Grutto Pass and focused our energy on museums. In this post, we’ll share thoughts on the Grutto Pass, whether it’s worth the money, and to whom […]

Kyoto National Museum Review, Info & Tips

Kyoto National Museum features traditional Japanese art and rich culture associated with the early capital of Japan. In this post, we’ll share tips for visiting this museum, photos from around the museum, and basic info on what to expect from the rotating gallery of exhibits in Kyoto National Museum. If you’re only going to visit […]

Kyoto Railway Museum Review, Info & Tips

Kyoto Railway Museum shares the the history of Japan’s railways from steam trains to the Shinkansen. In this post, we’ll review Kyoto Railway Museum, compare it to other major train museums we’ve visited in Japan, share photos from our visit, and offer tips & info. Japan has a lot of railway museums, and Kyoto Railway […]

Petersen Automotive Museum Review & Tips

Petersen Automotive Museum is a tribute to California’s car culture, set along Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile. This review offers photos from inside its exhibits, tips for visiting, and pros and cons of spending some time at Petersen Automotive Museum instead of other nearby museums in L.A. The museum is located directly across the street from the […]

Cup Noodles Instant Ramen Museum Review & Tips

Osaka, Japan’s Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum (the “Cup Noodles Museum”) is a magical place dedicated to all things ramen. It’s a place that allows you to jump into the production process of instant noodles,  and learn about the history of the Cup Noodles as well as its creator, Momofuku Ando. In this post, we’ll […]

Autry Museum of the American West Review

The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park is the creation of Hollywood cowboy-legend Gene Autry, who wanted to showcase the various heritages of the West, from Native North Americans to the depiction of Westerns in pop culture. Just pause to think about that a moment: a museum showcasing everything from Native […]

O.J. Simpson Museum Review

Chinatown’s Coagula Curatorial Gallery in Los Angeles has a new pop-up O.J. Simpson Museum, which features a plethora of pop culture memorabilia about the ‘Trial of the Century’ and all things O.J. Simpson. In this post, I’ll offer some thoughts from our visit to the O.J. Museum. Like many children of the 90s, the O.J. […]

Japanese American National Museum Review & Tips

The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district, and is one of many museum options in DTLA. While it’s not as high profile as other options, we consider it to be one of the most important museums you can visit. In this post, we’ll offer a review of the museum, plus a few tips […]

1-Day Downtown Los Angeles Walking Itinerary

If you only have one day in downtown Los Angeles and want to take a walking tour of DTLA’s best things to do, this is the step-by-step touring plan for you. This is full-day Los Angeles itinerary covers the city’s relatively compact downtown area, and does not require the use of a car or public transportation […]