In Japan after the New Year's celebrations, many shops sell items at high discount buddled in what are called "fukubukuro" or lucky bags. Here's more on this tradition!
"Bum Bun BLau Cafe with BeeHive" is a popular ramen shop in Hatanodai, Tokyo. It has been awarded by the Michelin Guide for 3 years since 2015. Here is a review of their specialty menu "White truffle shio ramen" and also Japanese dessert "Kakigori"!
Craving for a good burrito in Tokyo? Check out the list below!
Mazesoba Mitsuboshi is a ramen shop in Ebisu where you can try a unique, delicious soupless ramen "mazesoba" (literally "mixing noodles").
Wondering what to do in Tokyo for Christmas? How about going to a Christmas market and enjoying shopping and eating with your friends, family, or boyfriend or girlfriend? Here is a list of Tokyo's Christmas markets where you can have a wonderful Christmas experience!
Mexican food is a great choice for comfort food! Frijoles is one restaurant in Tokyo that serves delicious Mexican street food.
Places all over Japan make a special event of burning their New Year's ornaments. It's an impressive tradition that everyone is welcome to take part in. These events are held in mid-January. Join one of them for a nice cultural experience!
Have you ever heard of "oden"? It is a common Japanese winter (and Autumn) dish. It can be served at restaurants, food stalls, convenience stores, and made at home. One interesting thing about oden is that it has a great variety of ingredients. Here is a list of common items you'll find in a pot of oden!
Yokohama's Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market (Akarenga Christmas Market) is one of the most popular events during the Christmas season. You can experience the German-style Christmas Market while enjoying the stunning illuminations, shopping, and eating!
There is a must-try ramen shop in Nakano, Tokyo, especially if you are a spicy food lover. It is called "Tantanmen Hoozuki" which serves amazing, unique tantanmen (a kind of spicy ramen). Here is a review of their specialty menu "tantanmen"!
Have you ever tried a Japanese popular dish katsudon? It is a kind of rice bowl dish which is topped with tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet) and eggs. If you are planning to eat katsudon in Tokyo, you should go to an old-established restaurant called "Ginza Bairin" which serves a special type of katsudon!
Traveling to Tokushima, Shikoku? If so, or if you happen to live there, one thing that must be done is trying the local ramen! Tokushima has developed its own ramen style and it's so delicious that its popularity has been spreading in other parts of Japan. Here's where you should go for some of the best ramen in and around the city of Tokushima.
In February, in the small town of Otaru in Hokkaido, is held the Snow Light Path Festival. Thousands upon thousands of candles are lit in the snow every evening across the town. It creates an amazingly peaceful atmosphere and makes for one of Japan's most beautiful winter scenery.
As the 2020 Olympics are drawing close, the Tokyo Marathon of the year 2018 and 2019 are at the center of the focus in the sports world of the City until then. The new course for Tokyo Marathon in 2018 symbolizes the past, present and the future of Tokyo. It's always fun to see the Tokyo Marathon for the interesting-looking costumed participants in the course. Check it out!
The area around the Nippori Station is a great place to explore in Tokyo! It has the quaint atmosphere of the "shitamachi" (old neighborhoods of Tokyo) and lots of delicious restaurants to try. Sushi is, of course, one of the cuisine genres many people living in, or visiting Japan like to eat, so here's a guide on where you should have sushi in the Nippori area!
On October 31st, a new awesome bar/restaurant concept has opened in Kyoto. It is a fusion between Spanish bars and Japanese bars, and you are able to try tons of different restos under one roof!
Seeing Christmas illuminations is one of the popular things to do in Tokyo during the winter. Strolling through famously lit streets and parks is considered a very romantic activity. One of the best places in Tokyo to see amazing illuminations is in front of the Carette Shiodome shopping mall. Go there during any time around Christmas and you're sure to see plenty of couples gazing at the amazing show of lights.
Many people know about Japan's cherry blossoms called "sakura", but much fewer people know about sakura's little cousin, the "ume" (plum) tree, which goes in bloom earlier, in the late part of winter. The plum tree blossoms are traditionally seen as a sign that winter is coming to an end.