- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Sushi Endo is THE sushi restaurant you have to go to in Osaka if you're travelling on a budget. For about ¥1,000 a plate you get the quality of sushi served at high-end restos.
Omotesando is a popular destination for tourists and for Tokyoites alike. It is a green, chic boulevard in the heart of Tokyo's fashion district. Here are some things to do.
Did you know that Kyoto has its own regional kind of sushi? Well, it does! It is quite particular because it is vinegared and seasoned. Here are the places to try it in Kyoto.
Area guide of the Hongo district of Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo. Famous in the area are the Universtiy of Tokyo, the Football Museum and the Hongo-Kyusui Park.
Just a 30 minute train ride from the Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo is the Omiya Station in Saitama. The place is not a hugely popular tourist destination but there are definitely some interesting things to see and do in the area such as going to the Omiya bonsai village, a quiet area with many old bonsai farms. And while you are there, why not eat at some of the delicious sushi restaurants in Omiya. Here are five selected shops and a note about the bonsai village.
If you are in the Daimon Station area, here are some interesting things you could do.
Teppanyaki is a type of Japanese cooking style that uses a large iron plate to grill. It can be used for cooking all kinds of meats, seafood and okonomihyaki (a type of savoury Japanese pancake). If you are in Akita city and would like to try this type of cooking, here are three addresses you should try.
Japanese people generally love Italian cuisine, so naturally, there are some outstanding Italian restaurants to discover in Tokyo. Here are some of the best.
The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the big three festivals of its kind in the Tohoku region. "Nebuta" is in reference warriors carried on floats traveling to the center of the city. Aomori puts on an amazing spectacle with gigantic lantern-floats surrounded by dancers in unique costumes dancing to traditional music. This event attracts approximately 3 million people every year. A must see!
Perhaps most foreigners living in Tokyo know about the beach of Enoshima, but there is actually a quieter, perhaps nicer version of it at the nearby Hayama! It's well-worth going if you want to avoid the crowds. Have a look at what Hayama beaches have to offer.