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Snoopy Fantaration: Japanese Artists Honor Snoopy in Art and Science Exhibition

The beloved character is the theme of a new exhibition in Yokohama, mixing art and science, featuring Japanese artists.

Yokohama

3 Splendid Halal Food Options In Kanazawa!

The beautiful Kanazawa region of Japan has a few, but really nice halal restaurants you'll be glad to know about. Here is a selection of some of the best.

Kanazawa

【Ebisu】All-You-Can-Drink Sake For Only ¥1,000!! (40 Varieties!)

Tachinomi Gentaro Shoten is just a 3 minute walk from Ebisu Station. The incredibly reasonable ¥1,000 all-you-can-drink option is great whether getting together with friends, or just stopping in for "a" drink after work.

Ebisu

Are Harumaki Japanese? (What Are Spring Rolls?)

The Japanese word 'harumaki' (春巻き)translates to 'spring roll' in English, and refers to those deep-fried, crispy rolls filled with various vegetables and meat. But are spring rolls Japanese? And how are they different from egg rolls? Read on to find out more.

Tokyo

Tom & Jerry 80th Anniversary Exhibition in Ginza

The iconic duo will celebrate their 80th anniversary in 2020, and Matsuya Ginza is hosting the exhibition.

Fish-Lovers' Paradise: Himonoya in Shibuya

We had the pleasure of dining at Himonoya, an izakaya-style restaurant specializing in 'himono,' a specific way of preparing fish. The food was fantastic, and changed my mind about cooked fish.

Shibuya

Osaka Halal Guide: Dotonbori

Are you in Osaka's popular Dotonbori area and looking for a halal Japanese meal? If so, you're in luck! Here's a list of 5 restaurants with halal options in the Dotonbori area. Enjoy!

Osaka City

'aux' in central Tokyo: chill new-style izakaya worth the try!

Looking for tasty original izakaya foods (e.g. ink squid fried chicken!), great drinks and smooth chill music? Then aux, located near Yoyogi Hachiman station and Yoyogi Koen station, is definitely worth checking out. The place is vegetarian-friendly and has some gluten-free menu items too.

Shibuya

Hanazono Shrine's Biggest Festival! (May 26, 2019)

Happening at the end of May each year, the Hanazono Taisaishiki is a grand spectacle of a festival that happens right in the middle of bustling Shinjuku! 2019's date is May 26th. Don't miss it!

Shinjuku

Eating a Bowl of Sparkling Gold - Kumada

There's a shop in Harajuku called Kumada where you can eat a rarity called "Golden ikuradon." The ikura(salmon roe) used doesn't come from standard, chub salmon, but instead is from the river-dwelling Japanese salmon, and has a unique crunchy texture. This is a treat that is hard to find in Tokyo!

Harajuku

Sapporo Sushi Superstar: Sushi Dokoro Arima

One of the best sushi restaurants in Hokkaido, Arima should be on everyone's Hokkaido hit-list. The majority of the fish used are locally sourced from Hokkaido, providing a sushi experience that can't be found elsewhere in Japan.

Sapporo

Fantastic Fish and Where to Find it: Manten Sushi

Manten Sushi is a bright, popular Edomae sushi restaurant with locations in Marunouchi and Nihonbashi. The sushi is solidly delicious, and the price is as low at just ¥3,000 if you go on a weekday for lunch. This might be THE perfect lunch spot in Tokyo!

Tokyo

Couldn't Reserve at Kyubey? Try These Fantastic Sushi Shops Instead

Kyubey is notoriously difficult to get a reservation at due to its storied history and excellent sushi. However, this is Tokyo! There are so many fantastic alternatives that will give you an equally amazing sushi experience. Here is a quick list of 5 alternatives.

Tokyo

The Best Omakase Sushi ¥6,500 Can Get You: Shigeru

This creative sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Funamachi area offers outstanding yet affordable sushi that was good enough to earn Michelin's Bib Gourmand award (for great food that is affordable). If you're on a budget and looking for fantastic sushi that won't break the bank, this is a surefire option.

Shinjuku

Saba: One of the Healthiest Fish You Can Eat

Saba is a type of mackerel that is known for its rich, oily taste and health benefits. In Japan, it is enjoyed in so many different ways, from raw (sashimi) to canned. This article will summarize various ways that saba is prepared, talk about its health benefits, and finish with a recipe to try out.

Tokyo

Michelin-Star Sushi Prepared By An English Speaking Chef!

Relatively new to the Ginza sushi scene, Arai is an elite, Michelin-starred sushi restaurant offering some of the best tuna pieces around. On top of that, English speakers are able to talk directly to the chef at the second counter!

Ginza

The Best Sushi Restaurant You've Never Heard Of: Shimbashi Shimizu

Tucked away in a narrow street near Shimbashi Station, Shimbashi Shimizu serves some of the best sushi found anywhere in Tokyo. Despite the quality of the product, the price is reasonable and you don't need to wait months to get a reservation. Wow!

Shinbashi

Tomoki: 2 Michelin Star Sushi In Ginza (Beautiful Decor Too!)

Tomoki is a truly outstanding sushi restaurant in Tokyo, and it has 2 Michelin stars to prove it! For a special evening in Ginza, it's a place to consider!

Ginza

Gion Namba: Kyo Kaiseki Cuisine (Most Refined Regional Specialty)

Beautiful, naturally tasty, and very healthy, you've got to try Kyo Kaiseki while in Kyoto, and for that, there is no better place than Gion Namba, located in the heart of old Kyoto!

Kyoto City

Grab a Tissue; This Tempura Just Might Bring You to Tears

Located in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Tempura Araki (天ぷら あら木)is one of the top tempura restaurants in Japan. Only 18 guests per day can enjoy the magical, scrumptious tempura served here by master chef Yoshiyuki Araki. Make a trip to Japan's northern island and try it out for yourself!

Sapporo

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