Tokyo Station is a huge bullet train hub. Chances are that if you're traveling from Tokyo to somewhere else in Japan, your journey will start at that station. While on the train, it's customary in Japan to eat a bento box lunch bought at the station. These are commonly called ekiben. Enjoying your ekiben in the train is a fun part of the traveling experience in Japan so make sure to grab yours before getting on the train. Here are some good places to buy some them at the Tokyo Station.
Visiting Tokyo is like going to culinary heaven. Tokyo has 225 restaurants holding at least one Michelin star. But Michelin-starred restaurants aren't exactly synonymous with cheap. In order to make your culinary journey unforgettable, you should try one of these very affordable Michelin-starred restaurants!
Japanese curry is one of the best comfort dishes you can possibly imagine. Unfortunately, the powder mix to make it is not always available if you live outside of Japan. So here is a recipe for it that uses spices you are probably familiar with! I've also included a basic recipe for you to make the curry. Japanese curry made from scratch with no additives and MSGs! It's possible if you make it yourself!
If you've ever been to Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, you should be no stranger to this type of lamb barbecue named after the famous mighty Mongolian warrior. Jingisukan is Hokkaido's soul food, loved by the people and an icon of the island's cuisine. If you're in Tokyo, lucky for you, you still can get a taste of northern Japan because there are over 150 restaurants offering it in the city! Here are some exceptionally good ones.
There are over than 8,500 restaurants in Shinjuku, so I think it is safe to say you can be overwhelmed by the choices available to you. Shinjuku is an awesome shopping area, but sometimes it's nice to take a break at a nice cafe before continuing on your shopping mission. Please check out the cafes below for the best cafe suggestions in Shinjuku.
You may have heard of this crazy thing you need to do in order to become a man in Japan... the Wanko Soba Challenge! Here you need to eat as many soba noodle bowls as you possibly can. WARNING! Males must eat at least 100 bowls to become a man, or so the story goes! You up for the challenge?
About a minute-walk from Ningyocho Station, at Trattoria Cordiale you can enjoy refined Italian dishes in a casual setting. There is also a sommelier to suggest perfect wine pairings with the dishes.
Kagurazaka is a Kyoto-like traditional city located in the middle of Tokyo. As you walk through the street, you will find many small cafes, from a traditional Japanese to a western style one. Here is a list of the greatest and most popular cafes in Kagurazaka where you can have a nice time with delicious coffee and desserts while relaxing.
McDonald's is as popular in Japan as it is in many Western countries. Along with the standard burgers and fries, the Japan stores do have some interesting unique menu items that you might want to try out. Here is more on that!
Just one little search on Instagram for fire ramen will bring up a plethora of slow-mo shots of this crazy-fire-themed ramen restaurant. Located in Japan's cultural capital, Kyoto, put this on the must-do list next time you're here!
Donuts are dressed up for Halloween at Mister Donut! The famous donut chain, Mister Donut has released a series of Halloween-themed donuts and some other goodies are available for the set menus!
Kitakata Ramen Sakauchi is a chain ramen shop which has many branches throughout the country, mainly in Tokyo. You must try their famous ramen, which is a ramen literally covered in slices of roast pork!
Tokyo Station Buffet is an affordable, large-scale, all-you-can-eat restaurant conveniently located in a building right next to the Tokyo Station. It's a good option if you're really hungry and want to have many different kinds of Japanese foods. Western and Chinese dishes are also offered.
Wanna trying a super popular Japanese dessert at home? Here are two simple recipes you can try: the original flavor and the matcha version. Yummm
Nozawa Onsen is a small village in the Northern part of Nagano prefecture, Japan. If you've ever been to Japan in the winter or planning a trip here you might have come across the name, but for most it's been a pretty well-kept secret for decades! Come an enjoy traditional Japanese charm, mountain culture, and the healing hot springs in Nozawa Onsen!
Looking for the best ramen in Tokyo? Then, you need to try Nakiryu in Otsuka. It is one of the only two ramen shops that got a Michelin star. Here is a guide (menu, price, tips, etc) you should read before you visit.
If you travel to Tokyo, you need to visit Ikebukuro! It is one of the biggest cities which is full if the excitement. Here is the list of unique and amazing things you can do in Ikebukuro, which will make your visit complete.
Koenji is simply the perfect neighborhood to chill-out with friends and to have a couple of drinks at a bar or izakaya. The area has so many good places to choose from that your problem might be that you won't know where to go. We made a guide to help you with that!
Kisoji is a great place to have traditional Japanese cuisine in Japan! Especially since the weather is getting a little colder, you'll enjoy these delicious Japanese broths with Japanese beef!
The Hotel New Otani Makuhari's restaurant is offering, until November 5th, a Holloween-themed buffet! Enjoy sweets, sandwiches and many more dishes made from seasonal fall ingredients!