Mahika Mano is one of the first hammock-themed cafes in Tokyo. It is located in the beautiful town of Kichijoji. If you have some time to spare, you should definitely check it out. It's one of the most relaxing cafes you can imagine. Here is more on this little oasis of tranquility in Tokyo.
Craving for ramen in Tokyo? You should try the amazingly rich tsukemen style ramen (dipping ramen)! The soup made from pork and seafood broth is so flavorful and addictive that you won't forget it.
If you are a meat or especially a gyoza lover, you need to try the "Jumbo Gyoza" at Kailaku in Ikebukuro, Tokyo! Gyoza is a small dumpling filled with pork, but at the old-established Chinese restaurant Kailaku, you can try big ones. You can't miss this heavenly gyoza experience!
Imagine a yokocho alley made up entirely of ramen restaurants. Sounds like a dream? Well, your dream can come true in Sapporo! The Sapporo Ramen Yokocho is a famous alley not just for its concentration delicious ramen but also for being the originator of the miso ramen! Here is more on this famous spot!
The famous Tsujiri brand is now making a matcha-flavored yatsuhashi, a type of wagashi (traditional Japanese dessert) that is basically a rice dumpling stuffed with red bean paste and folded in a triangular shape. This type of wagashi is available in various flavors. Yatsuhashi has the perfect amount of chewiness and goes perfectly with green tea.
Matsusakagyu Yakiniku is a famous Japanese-style bbq restaurant that has a few branches in Osaka. It specializes in Matsusaka beef, a type of wagyu that is extremely famous in Japan and abroad. One branch is located in the beautiful Hozenji Yokocho alley. If you are interested in fine-quality Japanese beef, you should definitely stop by Matsusakagyu Yakiniku M in Hozenji Yokocho!
Are you brave enough to go Tobishima island in Yamagata to swim with sharks? They're supposed to be lazy and harmless, but they're still 1.5 meters long!
Malaysia is often known as the heaven of delicacies thanks to its diverse cultural background. Going from city to another, the uniqueness in the way dishes are prepared is surely something you cannot miss. Spicy or sweet to the taste, food in Malaysia is usually served as rice or noodles. It is often said that a visit to Malaysia is never complete until you had tried cendol; a refreshing dessert made with shredded ice, topped with green rice jelly and red bean with sweetened syrup and coconut milk. This alone will surely satisfy your cravings!
Hozenji Yokocho is a beautiful historic street in Osaka. So many people visit the area to see a quaint cityscape and to eat delicious foods. If you go to Osaka, this alley should definitely be on your list. Here is more on Hozenji Yokocho.
Tsukemen Takekawa is shop in Sangenjaya specialized in tsukemen (dipping ramen). Their popular menu "Additive-free tsukemen" has very rich chicken paitan sauce, chewy noodles, and organic vegetables. You should try this beautiful tsukemen.
Asagaya is one stop away from hip Koenji on the Chuo line, and a few stops before Kichijoji on the same line. It is surrounded by cool neighborhoods, but is still an understated fun place to visit. It's developping quickly and has a lot of nice fun and small bars and restos. You need to stop by if you love international cuisine in an unpretentious setting.
How about escaping busy Tokyo and relaxing in a nice bar tonight? There is an area called "Yoyogi village" near Yoyogi station where you can enjoy shopping and eating in nature. "SUPER Me" is one of the restaurants in the area which serves great dishes you should try.
Sugamo Station is best known as Harajuku for seniors. There is a street called Jizo-Dori, often nicknamed as the “Omotesando for grannies” or the “Grandmothers’ Harajuku”. Charentaise slippers and huge red panties are the trends there. Another thing that is famous in Sugamo is the delicious ramen!
Katsukichi is a long-established tonkatsu (deep fried pork) shop in Tokyo. There are 3 locations, Shibuya, Marunouchi, and Hibiya. They are famous for delicious katsudon (tonkatsu over a rice bowl), and especially cold katsudon served in summer!
If you're looking for a modern-style family restaurant for an affordable, yet healthy meal with your family and friends, this is the place to go!
Craft Beer Market is a well-liked tavern that has a couple of branches across Tokyo. Kichijoji has a popular address that is located just a stone throw away from the station. If you happen to be there, the place is definitely worth checking out!
Walking around Kichijoji and wondering what to eat? How about some sushi? You never go wrong with sushi in Japan! And Kichijoji has a good many great choices from cheap sushi-train sushi bars to high-end restaurants. Here are five selected places you should try!
You can easily find "family restaurants" anywhere in Japan. They are popular with all groups of people because of their wide variety of menu, reasonable prices, and quick and great service. Here is a list of best family restaurant chains you need to try!