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Tsumugi: authentic Japanese cafe in Tsukiji with a temple view!

The cafe has a beautiful and tasty breakfast special that includes 18 traditional Japanese food items on small plates. Enjoy it while looking at the stately Honganji Temple.

Tokyo

Michelin Star Kaiseki in Kyoto: 5 Restaurants with 1, 2, and 3 Stars

Kaiseki is the ultimate form of Japanese cooking. A kaiseki meal consists of many elaborate small courses which showcase various cooking techniques and local ingredients. Kyoto is home to some of the very best Kaiseki restaurants in the world, and many have earned Michelin stars. This is a guide to 5 of the best.

Kyoto City

10 superb affordable restaurants near Shibuya station

Here is a list of 10 affordable really popular restaurants that you might want to try when in Shibuya. All kinds of foods are included so you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy.

Shibuya

"Gochiso Sama!" Etiquette at Japanese Restaurants

Wondering about the basic manners and etiquette of eating at a restaurant in Japan? Here's a guide to the most important things to keep in mind to ensure you have a great experience.

Why Does Ramen Taste Better On a Rainy Day? (It's Scientific!)

Did you know that ramen actually tastes better on a rainy day? The reason is that the amount of scum produced when cooking the soup is lower than on a fair-weather day. Why is this? Read on to find out

Shinagawa

maidreamin Shibuya: kawaii maid cafe near Shibuya station

Maidreamin in Shibuya features a unique colourful decor, adorable animal parfaits, and maids doing wotagei performances!

Shibuya

Maidreamin Shinjuku: a nice maid cafe near Shinjuku station

No need to go to Akihabara! You can experience the kawaii world of maid cafes at maidreamin near Shinjuku station's east exit.

Shinjuku

The Fluffiest Japanese Pancake?? Trying Comma, Coffee's Huge Pancake

Comma, Coffee is a popular sweets cafe located near West Tokyo's Hibarigaoka Station. Among the vairous sweet and delicious treats that the shop serves, the 'Castella Pancake' stands out as one of the most unique and scrumptious treats. We gave it a try!

Tokyo

Shimantogawa: outstanding straw fire cuisine in Tokyo!

Shimantogawa is a must-try izakaya for its delicious warayaki (straw fire) traditional cuisine and beautiful nature-inspired interior. Located near Hibiya, Yurakucho, and Gina stations.

Only 4 Ramen Shops in Japan Have a Michelin Star. Here They Are:

From among the thousands and thousands of ramen restaurants around Japan, just four have earned the special honor of a Michelin Star. In case you're curious, we've introduced those four shops below!

'Mankamero' serves Kyoto cuisine that was eaten by emperors

The 2 star Michelin restaurant offers one of the most authentic traditional dining experiences in Kyoto with its rare kind of local cuisine called Yusoku Ryori.

Kyoto City

Michelin-Starred Sushi Matsumoto: Akasaka's Finest Sushi

Sushi Matsumoto is a top-tier sushi restaurant in Akasaka, Tokyo that was recently awarded a prestigious Michelin star. The chef is a veteran with experience at some of Tokyo's most prestigious sushi restaurants who now serves some unforgettable dishes at his own restaurant.

Akasaka

Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Hokkaido to Add to Your Bucket List

Hokkaido is known throughout Japan for its wonderfully fresh produce and seafood. It only makes sense then that there are some truly fantastic restaurants here which have earned the honor of Michelin stars. Here is our list of 7 of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Hokkaido, including 3, 2, and 1-star resturants.

Hokkaido

Four Michelin-Starred Sushi Restaurants in Sapporo You Need to Try!

Hokkaido is known for its delicious seafood, so it only makes sense that it's biggest city, Sapporo, has some truly outstanding Michelin-starred sushi restaurants. Here are four that are sure to satisfy any and all sushi-lovers.

Sapporo

Gion Sushi Tadayasu: exquisite sushi in the heart of Kyoto

Looking to have a high-end Michelin-starred sushi experience in the heart of traditional Japan? Then Gion Sushi Tadayasu may be exactly what you're seeking.

Kyoto City

100+ Years of Making Delicious Unagi (Eel) at 'Ishibashi' in Tokyo

Ishibashi is an unagi (eel) restaurant with a Michelin star and a long, storied history in the middle of Tokyo. The restaurant is in a beautiful building that was rebuilt after the war using pieces of the original Meiji-era building that was burnt down. This is an amazing option for those looking to try some of the best unagi in Tokyo in a beautiful setting.

Tokyo

'Marusho' in Tokyo: try yakisoba made with housemade noodles!

Marusho in Bunkyo ward has got to be one of the best places in Tokyo to have yakisoba. It offers 16 kinds of delicious yakisoba dishes made with noodles that are made on the spot.

Tokyo

'Maruzushi': splendid Michelin starred sushi in Sapporo

Looking for outstanding high-end sushi in downtown Sapporo? Then Maruzushi is definitely an option to consider. It features Hokkaido's best ingredients prepared and served Edomae style.

Sapporo

Fantastic "Candy" Shaved Ice at 'Nanzan thé to thé' (Karuizawa)

'Nanzan thé to thé' is a shop in Old Karuizawa (Nagano Prefecture) that serves a new kind of shaved ice that combines the flavors of western and Japanese sweets to make what the shop calls "kashi-gori" or "Candy Ice." The special shaved ice can only be purchased here, and shouldn't be missed if you're visiting Karuizawa!

Nagano

Japan's Cheapest Takoyaki: 15 for ¥100! [Osaka]

Kaneido (甘栄堂) is a tiny local takoyaki shop in north Osaka that has the cheapest takoyaki in all of Japan! If you're planning to do a takoyaki tour of the city, this place deserves a stop!

Osaka City

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