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Sanrio Puroland's Zombie Night

Yes, you read it right! The land of cuteness, Sanrio Puroland, will be invaded by zombies once more on the 5th edition of the "Obaken Zombieland in Sanrio Puroland 2019". Gory stuff!

Where to Eat in Imari City, Saga (Kyushu)

Imari is a small porty city in Saga prefecture, Kyushu. The scenic area is known for its pottery, but also has some tasty restaurants! Here is a list of 5 of the best places to get a meal.

Saga

Mango Boba! Mango Tango! Mango Fair at Monsoon Cafe! (Summer 2019)

This summer, Monsoon Cafe (locations around Tokyo) is having a "Summer Mango Fair," featuring four new mango and coconut-themed deserts! We headed to the Omotesando location to check it out for ourselves. Mango lovers, don't miss this!

Tokyo

RECORD BAR analog: great drinks, vintage turntable music in Shibuya!

This is one of the coolest new bars in Shibuya. They have an awesome record collection that they play on an excellent quality vintage sound system (turntables, speakers and amps) a good selection of drinks, and a great retro atmosphere.

Shibuya

New Detective Pikachu Menu at Pokemon Cafe

Following the reveal of Pokemon Detective Pikachu's merchandise, The Pokemon Cafe has announced a limited time menu to commemorate the launch of Pokemon Detective Pikachu in Japan.

The Original Giant Mozzarella-Filled Burger! Bakubakutei in Okinawa

A restaurant called 'Bakubakutei' (ばくばく亭)in Chatan, Okinawa is home to Japan's original cheese-in hamburger steak. Cutting into the patty with a knife releases a flow of meaty juice and mozzarella cheese that is a beautiful thing to behold!

You've Never Seen Omurice Like This! 'Angel's Omurice' at AWA・AWA

located 3 minutes from Machida Station (West Tokyo), 'Omurice Kitchen AWA AWA' offers a unique, fluffy, pure-white omurice called '天使のオムライス’(Angel's Omurice). The fluffy omurice has a creamy white sauce and scrumptious butter rice filling that make for a one-of-a-kind omurice experience!

Tokyo

WINE VS. SAKE! All-You-Can-Drink Buffet for ¥1,000 (Through June)

Japan's first-ever share kitchen restaurant, re:Dine Ginza, is offering an all-you-can-drink wine or sake buffet that normally costs ¥ 2,800 for just ¥ 1,000, in exchange for a follow on SNS. Previously, only the wine buffet was offered, but a sake buffet has been added for the new promotion!

Ginza

Melt-in-Your-Mouth A5 Wagyu Yakiniku: 'Tobiushi' (Iidabashi, Tokyo)

'Tobiushi' is a Yakiniku restaurant specializing in A5 wagyu (the highest wagyu rank). Here, guests are seated in private dining rooms equipped with tabletop grills to cook the premium beef yakiniku(Japanese BBQ) style. If you've never experienced top-grade wagyu before, this is a fantastic option.

Tokyo

Treasure Hunt at Shinagawa Intercity Flea Market

If you're into treasure hunting and collecting unique pieces, Shinagawa Intercity Flea Market is a mine of precious findings!

Exciting New Ramen Collaboration Shop Opens in Osaka! (Ramen Purism)

'Ramen Purism' is a brand new ramen shop that opened on May 18th, 2019 in Osaka's Soemoncho. The shop is a collaboration between 'Sousaku Ramen style Hayashi,' and 'Jinrui Mina Menrui,' two very highly-rated Osaka ramen joints.

Osaka City

Eat Like Genghis Khan at Hokkaido Genghis Khan 'Kita Jin' (Tokyo)

Tucked away near Hamamatsucho Station, 'Kita Jin,' offers authentic Hokkaido-style genghis khan in a relaxed atmosphere. The lamb meat is delivered to the restaurant chilled, not frozen, giving it a freshness that is better than can be found at most genghis khan restaurants.

Tokyo

Exhibitionism, The Rolling Stones Exhibition in Tokyo!

After New York, Chicago and Sydney, the Exhibitionism is now in Tokyo bringing selected, historical items, that any Rolling Stones fan must see!

Shinagawa

Japanese Rice: Everything You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know

What's the difference between Japanese rice and other rice? What is short-grained rice? How do you cook Japanese rice in a rice cooker? Is Japanese rice healthy? Read on to see the answers to these questions (plus more information you didn't know you wanted to know!)

Michelin Guide Ramen in Akihabara: Motenashi Kuroki

Motenashi Kuroki is a unique ramen shop serving what they call 'shio soba.' Everything in the bowl, from the noodles, to the chashu, to the toppings is made in-house, which is surprisingly rare among ramen restaurants. This Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand ramen is not to be missed if you're in Tokyo!

Akihabara

What is Omotenashi? (Japanese Hospitality)

Omotenashi is the Japanese version of hospitality, and an important part of Japanese culture. It's one of those things that is easy to recognize, but difficult to describe. This quick article will be my attempt to explain omotenashi in a way that makes sense.

Yebisu Beer Museum in Ebisu, Tokyo (Info and Access)

Yebisu is both a station in Tokyo and a beer brand. If you're a beer fan, paying a visit to the Yebisu museum near Ebisu station is highly reccomended! There, you can learn about the history of the brand, try some delicious beers (if you're above 20), and take selfies next to giant beer cans.

Ebisu

How to Sanpai: A Quick Guide To Visiting a Japanese Shinto Shrine

Shinto shrines are some of the coolest places to visit when in Japan. However, figuring out what one should and shouldn't do when visiting these sacred places can be confusing. Here is a quick guide on how to respectfully visit a Japanese shrine.

Kyoto's Yasaka Jinja and Gion Matsuri: A Quick Guide

Yasaka Jinja (八坂神社) is one of Japan's most famous Shinto shrines, located in the famous Gion district in Kyoto. The ancient shrine is a popular tourist destination, and is also hosts the Gion Matsuri (festival) each year.

Kyoto City

Akakara (Sunshine Street in Ikebukuro): Excellent Affordable Izakaya!

Akakara on Sunshine Street of Ikebukuro is the perfect izakaya for a fun evening with friends. You'll love their tasty Nagoya specialties and the awesome atmosphere.

Ikebukuro

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