- Lili Wanderlust
- I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.
Summer Sonic is one of the biggest music festivals in Japan. It takes place in Osaka and in Tokyo. We'll focus on the one in Tokyo. Music lovers, this is definitely an event you should check out!
Parfaits are hugely popular in Japan. Sometimes you feel like every restaurant has it on their menu. And, well it's delicious all year round, but it's particularly good in the summer. Loaded with fruits, and ice cream. It's refreshing and sweet. How about trying a limited edition summer parfait or a parfait made with delicious summer fruits? Yesssss!
Subway is a super famous chain with branches in around 93 countries. Although their menu is a classic, let's see how it's different in Japan!
Somen is a very popular Japanese summer dish and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways! Somen are very thin Japanese noodles and are usually served cold. As the temperature rises, you probably want to eat refreshing foods. You can eat cold somen noodles with a cold dipping sauce, as a salad, or even as a fun outdoor activity.
There are many coffee chain stores to choose from, depending on the ambience, taste or price range you are looking for. Ueshima is a Japanese brand and offers a more laid-back, yet elegant atmosphere compared to other coffee chains, although it isn't as expensive as Japanese old-style coffee shops. It's definitely worth trying!
Mochi is a very popular sweet in Tokyo. It is most often red bean paste covered in rice flour. It's sticky, yet not too sweet and fun to eat. There are a lot of different flavours to try and each shop has its differentiating point. Why not try a few to see the difference for yourself!
Ginza is a chic neighbourhood where many people go for window shopping, galleries and lunch/dinner. It is nice to stroll around in and it feel like Fifth Avenue and Paris' lovechild with a Japanese flair. Depending on your budget, these French restaurants vary in price, but going for lunch is affordable at most places.
Have you ever tried sake soft-serve ice cream? Well now's your chance. Even those who don't like sake will enjoy this delicious soft serve ice cream.
Yakitori 焼き鳥 (grilled skewered chicken) is a must-try in terms of Japanese cuisine. Usually served in small restaurants, you order many different types of skewers that you can share with your friends. In a convivial setting, sharing a few laughs with your neighbours, and having a few beers, yakitori is usually a fun experience.
Asakusa is an unavoidable tourist destination in Tokyo. It is famous for the Sensō-ji shrine and its small stalls surrounding it. Asakusa still has a traditional feel to it and is definitely worth seeing!