- Lili Wanderlust
- I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.
Nature lovers, this one's for you. Mount Takao is a great place to visit if you need some greenery after visiting the concrete jungle that is Tokyo! There are many lovely restaurants to discover around Mount Takao. Here are the places you should try after a day of hiking and forest bathing. Soba is of course the classic meal to have on Mt Takao.
While you're in Tokyo, wouldn't you like to try the very famous Kobe beef. Kobe beef is famous for its flavour, well-marbled texture and tenderness. It is Tajima wagyu (Japanese beef) cattle from Kobe. There are many ways to enjoy this delicious wagyu (Japanese beef). Which one would you like to try? Perhaps all of them! The best way to try Kobe beef is to simply enjoy its delicious flavour as is. You can try it as a steak or on a BBQ grill. It is also delicious ever so slightly dipped in a lightly flavoured broth. You can also try it on top of rice with a raw egg. If you want to have a very Japanese experience, on top of superb ramen. And if you want a twist on a classic, as a burger!
Ginza is a chic neighbourhood where many people go for window shopping, galleries and lunch/dinner. It is nice to stroll around in and it feel like Fifth Avenue and Paris' lovechild with a Japanese flair. Depending on your budget, these French restaurants vary in price, but going for lunch is affordable at most places.
Mochi is a very popular sweet in Tokyo. It is most often red bean paste covered in rice flour. It's sticky, yet not too sweet and fun to eat. There are a lot of different flavours to try and each shop has its differentiating point. Why not try a few to see the difference for yourself!
While you are visiting Kyoto, you should try having a very traditional and unique experience by having Buddhist monk cuisine in or by a temple. This will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience in Kyoto.
Have you ever tried sake soft-serve ice cream? Well now's your chance. Even those who don't like sake will enjoy this delicious soft serve ice cream.
Looking for a place to have a bite around beautiful park, or even to take out to eat in the park on a Sunny day? Leave it up to us to find the perfect place to stop to eat something tasty.
牛カツ "Gyukatsu", delicious deep-fried cutlets of Japanese beef, originally from a specialised restaurant in Kyoto, can now be eaten in Tokyo! As of June 12th, if you head to Katsugyu in Takadonababa, you will also be able to enjoy this delicious cuisine from Kyoto.
When you're planning your activities while traveling, it might seem overwhelming to plan where you will stop to eat as well! Sometimes, you can leave it up to luck, and just walk into a restaurant that looks nice; sometimes its unforgettable and sometimes it's unforgettable for the wrong reasons. Leave it up to us to find the best restos to go to in the area!
While enjoying a lovely stroll around Omotesando, you are bound to stumble up Omotesando Hills. This beautiful complex is a great place to go shopping for some exclusive Japanese goods, and also a great place to fill up on delicious food! No matter what you are looking for, let it be Japanese cuisine, Italian cuisine or sweets, you will find something to make your belly smile.