- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Meat Market is a yakiniku restaurant that doesn't only have the famous and beloved Japanese-style grilled meat, but also meat sushis and the super popular roast beef bowl! Here's more on this shop.
Koenji Awa Odori Festival: a huge dance festival in the heart of one of Tokyo's hippest neighborhood!
If you are in Tokyo in late August, make sure to check out the Koenji Awa Odori Festival. It is one of the biggest in the city, and it attracts approximately 1 million visitors! Find out more about the summer festival below!
29ON is a meat-lover's paradise! This member-restricted restaurant in Shinjuku offers creative meat courses that are sure to satisfy your cravings and broaden the horizons of your gastronomic world with the chefs' original cuisine!
Sekai no Yamachan is a restaurant chain that is very popular particularly in Aichi prefecture, where it originates, but also in the rest of Japan (it has 17 addresses in Tokyo). People go there for basically one main reason: the tebasaki, or chicken wings!
If you are in Tokyo but have a craving for Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, Kurumi is the place to go! Here is more on this super popular okonomiyaki restaurant of Tokyo.
Sushi is the most popular kind of Japanese cuisine. Understandably when in Japan, wherever you are, you probably want to have it! Hiroshima has some fantastic places to feast on sushi. Here are 5 selected restaurants you should try while in Hiroshima!
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a must-see if you are travelling to the Hiroshima. It is located at the very center of the city, and within the park, there are numerous beautiful and historically significant monuments and facilities (most notably the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum) recounting the tragic story of the atomic bomb.
Japan has a wonderfully rich selection of bottled teas that are so refreshing and healthy! They contain no sugar, which means they have no calories. Also, these teas have many other health benefits such as being rich in anti-oxidants and helping you digest fats. You'll surely see them everywhere if you come to Japan, from vending machines, to convenience stores to super markets. Their thirst-quenching power is unmatched during the hot Japanese summer so be sure to drink lots of them. Here are a few of them you might want to try.
Fresh, delicious sushi can be a bit pricey, but not if you get it at Uogashi Nihon-Ichi! Uogashi Nihon-Ichi has many standing-style sushi shops near most major rail stations in the greater Tokyo area. Find out more about this popular chain by reading on!
In Japan the "onigiri", or rice balls, is often made at home as part of a meal, and it can also be found practically everywhere from convenience stores, to super markets, to bento stores. It's truly a Japanese soul food that nearly every Japanese loves. Although is is found everywhere, some shops really stand out as making extremely delicious and special ones. Here are the places you should try if you would like to discover, or rediscover the onigiri!