After the massive success of his permanent cafe in Osaka and his pop-up cafe in Tokyo, lazy egg Gudetama is opening a new Cafe near Nagoya Castle! For the first time, he's collaborating with Pompompurin, another endearing character by the Japanese company Sanrio!
The weather is getting warmer and summer is right around the corner. That means it is the season for ice cream! This article will introduce some of the best ice cream stands and shops in Tokyo!
Namba is the southern part of Osaka, where Osaka culture is still deeply rooted today. There are so many things you can do around Namba area, so check out the following places out!
Umeda is also known as Kita 北 (North) and is one of the main city centers in Osaka. That is where you will find an important agglomeration of restaurants and shops. Here's a guide to how to fully enjoy Umeda while you are in Osaka!
BACCA GRILL&FARMERS is a restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo, where you can have the great huge meat dish called "manga niku (meat in English)". Come and try it with your friends!
Omurice is a popular Japanese dish that people generally eat at home. At the same time, it is a popular dish mainly served in western style restaurants in Japan. There are many unique restaurants that serves omurice in Kyoto. Here's the list of places you should definitely visit while you're there!
Soba (蕎麦/そば) is a Japanese noodle dish made from buckwheat. It is such a common dish in Japan and can be served at home or in both casual and fancy restaurants. Here is the ultimate list of best soba restaurants in Tokyo you need to try! It includes from nice restaurants to cheap fast food chain, so check all places to decide where to go!
Sashimi is a quintessential part of Japanese cuisine. This page will give you a brief history of the iconic dish, as well as introduce you to the most popular types of sashimi in Japan, and how to cut sashimi and the best way to enjoy it.
Japanese festivals have so many different games and booths that you can eat, play and most importantly, have fun! Just to make your visit to Japanese festival a little more special, check out the following games and booths!
Japanese sake, an alcoholic drink you can best enjoy in Japan. Japanese sake is normally made from fermented rice. In order to become a good quality Japanese sake, a clean source of water, quality rice, yeast, and rice koji mold is required. This post will introduce the BEST Japanese sake you can have in Japan. We will also list some restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the great quality rice wines!
Looking for a place to try good coffee in Osaka? There are many coffee shops that are strongly recommended, and since it could be overwhelming, we made a list of coffee shops you should visit in Osaka! Coffee shops below are categorized in each area, so it is easier for you to find coffee shops near you or to do a coffee shop hopping!
Visiting Sapporo? Sapporo, the capital city of the northernmost prefecture Hokkaido, is known for being a tasty city where you can have an unforgettable breakfast too. Here is a list of the most popular breakfast cafes and shops in Sapporo. Try one of them, and you can start off your day in the best way!
Kamogawa Odori is a sure sign that spring has arrived in Kyoto. It is one of the major Geisha Odori (traditional dance) event of the old capital. If you are in Kyoto in May, consider attending the Kamogawa Odori to get a rare glimpse of true geisha dance performances.
Kitakata Ramen Bannai is a chain ramen shop which has many branches throughout the country, mainly in Tokyo. You must try their famous ramen, which is a ramen literally covered in slices of roast pork!
Other than the ordinary fried chicken, the buffet provides assorted kinds of pasta, soups, bread, and sweets. Alert to beer lovers, all-you-can-drink beer plan is available! Located at Lalaport Expo City, Osaka since 2015.
Japanese curry is one of the best comfort dishes you can possibly imagine. Unfortunately, the powder mix to make it is not always available if you live outside of Japan. So here is a recipe for it that uses spices you are probably familiar with! I've also included a basic recipe for you to make the curry. Japanese curry made from scratch with no additives and MSGs.
Kyoto's really famous for their green tea culture, but did you know that they also have so many amazing coffee shops? Try the following places in the most authentic cities in Japan, Kyoto!
Shinjuku is the city that does not sleep. There are countless bars or drinking spots opening until midnight. If you have no idea where you should go to drink, here are some tips to make your night journey in Japan cheerful and exciting!
Shinjuku is known as one of the fiercest battlegrounds for ramen shops with around 200 shops there. They are rich in variety, from basic ones to novelty ones. Ramen, which is originally from China, is now a Japanese national fast food. These are the ramen shops you should visit.
Known mostly for its uber-cute and alternative fashion styles, Harajuku has one more claim to fame - Crepes! Make sure to add this to your list of things to do in Harajuku and leave plenty of room to eat, 'cos these crepes can get pretty addictive.