- I love traveling and eating. My favorites are everything matcha and cheesecakes.
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!
Komeda's coffee (コメダ珈琲) is one of the most common and popular cafe in Japan. They offer very relaxing time with great coffee and food. Give it a try while you are in Japan!
Yakiniku, or Japanese BBQ is one of the most popular food in Japan, which you can't miss while in Japan! Here is the ultimate list of the best yakiniku restaurants in Tokyo. It includes restaurants in major areas such as Shibuya and Ginza, and also restaurants of various price ranges from high-end to cheap. Surely you'll find one that fits your need.
Have you been to Ningyocho? Ningyocho literally means "doll town", and there are remains of old an old downtown from Edo period where you can feel traditional Japan. There are a bunch of famous and old-established restaurants, so here is a list of 5 selected ones specializing in Japanese cuisines!
In summer, many festivals and fireworks (hanabi) festivals take place in all over Japan. Out of them, Edogawa (Edo River) fireworks festivals is one of the most popular and greatest festivals where you can enjoy spectacular fireworks show and lively atmosphere. Here is a guide to the festival, what is it, when and where to watch, and how to enjoy.
Sashimi is one of the traditional Japanese dishes that is as popular as sushi. Do you know the origin of sashimi? How many types of sashimi do you know? Do you know the recipe and the traditional way of eating sashimi? After you read this article, you will love sashimi more with more knowledge!
If you are wondering what to eat in Ikebukuro, how about trying a Japanese style hot pot dish called "shabu shabu"? Shabu shabu is also known as a healthy meal. Here is a list of recommended restaurants to have a great shabu shabu (including all-you-can-eat style)!
Gyudon is a rice bowl dish topped with simmered beef and onions that is commonly eaten in Japan. It is absolutely great and also easy to make. Gyudon recipes usually require dashi (Japanese cooking broth) and sake (alcohol), but you probably don't have them. So, I'll introduce two recipes, one without dashi and the other without sake.
Mazesoba Mitsuboshi is a ramen shop in Ebisu where you can try a unique, delicious soupless ramen "mazesoba" (literally "mixing noodles").
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!