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Texan in Tokyo

Texan in Tokyo

All About Texan in Tokyo
Basically, my blog is a window into the life of my husband (Ryosuke) and my entertaining and wonderful life in Tokyo. I post five times a week, switching between blog posts, comics, and videos. Hopefully you find something you like and stick around.
US vs. Japan: 6 Key Halloween Differences

US vs. Japan: 6 Key Halloween Differences

What's the difference between Halloween in the U.S. and Halloween in Japan? Grace and Ryosuke from Texan in Tokyo give us the grisly goods!

Eating Their Way Through Hakone

Eating Their Way Through Hakone

The team at Texan in Tokyo took a trip to Hakone and they brought their appetites.

Crack the Mystery of the Black Eggs

Crack the Mystery of the Black Eggs

Join Grace and Ryosuke as they travel to Hakone and learn where the mystical eggs come from!

5 Things OK in Japan but Not OK in the US

5 Things OK in Japan but Not OK in the US

What's considered rude in one culture could be deemed good manners in another. The duo at Texan in Tokyo set out to list their Top 5 habits that are fine in Japan but unacceptable in the U.S.

Feel Like Godzilla at Tobu World Square

Feel Like Godzilla at Tobu World Square

Filled with 1/25 scale models of famous structures from around the world, Tobu World Square is a fun way to experience 45 World Heritage Sites on a single day trip from Tokyo!

Texan in Tochigi!

Texan in Tochigi!

How can you not be fascinated by something called the 'Kanman-ga-Fuchi Abyss'? As our favorite Texan in Tokyo proves, Nikko has something for everyone, rain or shine!

Grace & Ryosuke at the 'Ryokan'

Grace & Ryosuke at the 'Ryokan'

Our favorite Texan in Tokyo heads to Tochigi to try her first 'ryokan' experience—and we've got the video here!

The Benefits of Burger Wrappers

The Benefits of Burger Wrappers

If you're guilty of being a sloppy eater, always somehow spilling burger condiments on your lap, the humble burger wrapper may be the solution to your problem!

9 Reasons Why I Love 'Hanami'

9 Reasons Why I Love 'Hanami'

'Hanami' literally means flower-viewing, but it actually refers to picnic parties that appear under the blooming cherry trees all across Japan every spring. Grace from Texan in Tokyo offers us her Top 9 reasons to love them!

5 Weird Beauty Products that Look Like Torture

5 Weird Beauty Products that Look Like Torture

Ever thought you'd like to try a face corset? No? How about an aluminum spa for your face? Check out this list of five weird Japanese beauty products that will have you questioning why they were made in the first place!

Mastering the Art of Sleeping Anywhere

Mastering the Art of Sleeping Anywhere

Our friendly Texan in Tokyo has always been alert and vigilant while using public transportation—until now!

How to Survive the Last Train in Tokyo

How to Survive the Last Train in Tokyo

Despite being Japan's most populated city, trains still stop around 1 a.m. in Tokyo. So how do you survive the crowded crush on that final train home?

Feel Like a Ninja on This Rope Obstacle Course

Feel Like a Ninja on This Rope Obstacle Course

Head out to central Saitama to test your fake ninja skills!

Japanese & English Drunken Tongue Twisters

Japanese & English Drunken Tongue Twisters

The Texan in Tokyo duo set out to attempt the impossible: Not only will they say bilingual tongue twisters, but they will also try them while drunk. Find out if they survive the test!

Grace & Ryosuke vs. Snake Venom Alcohol

Grace & Ryosuke vs. Snake Venom Alcohol

Known in Japanese as 'habushu,' this snake venom alcohol is based on awamori, an Okinawan variant of shochu. Watch what it does to Grace and Ryosuke from Texan in Tokyo!

My Husband Does My Makeup

My Husband Does My Makeup

Grace from Texan in Tokyo gives in to a reader request and lets her husband Ryosuke do her makeup. Hilarity ensues.

What to Do When You're Sick in Japan

What to Do When You're Sick in Japan

Find out how surgical masks, Pocari Sweat, 'okayu,' doctors, and Japan’s National Health Insurance fit into the mix!

How to Purify Yourself at a Japanese Shrine

How to Purify Yourself at a Japanese Shrine

Purify yourself in 15 (not-so-complicated) steps!

New Year's at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple!

New Year's at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple!

Texan in Tokyo takes you on a traditional Japanese New Year's journey!

8 Reasons to Live in the Japanese Countryside

8 Reasons to Live in the Japanese Countryside

From the quiet to the space to the cheaper price of pretty much everything—not to mention better air and access to outdoor activities—there are plenty of great reasons to love the countryside!

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