- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
You might have heard of cat or owl cafes in Tokyo, but have you ever heard of a penguin bar? If you haven't, you're not alone. The reason is that there is only one of them in Tokyo (or perhaps the world?). The bar called Pengin No Iru Bar is located in Ikebukuro. Here is more on this unique place!
When traveling to Nagasaki, a must-see spot is the Nagasaki Peace Park. The beautiful public area has many monuments commemorating the victims of the atomic bomb. The park is next to the Peace Memorial Hall and the Atomic Bomb Museum. Here's an overview of the area!
Doteko has a second branch in Tokyo! The popular Koenji store now has an address in Nishi Ogikubo. It serves one of Nagoya's specialty called "doteni", a miso stewed dish of pork tripes. Here is more information on this great restaurant!
Taco rice is a popular dish in Japan that originates from Okinawa. Simply put, it's taco filling on a bowl of rice with a few Japanese twists! Here's a brief presentation of what it is and how to make it!
They've done it again. From the same company that has brought us the grasshopper ice cream in the past, comes their new creation consisting of shrimps on ice cream!
Bar Zingtaro is a really cool place to enjoy coffee, drinks and art! Located inside the Nakano Broadway complex, the shop is a cross between a cafe and an art gallery. It features the work of Takashi Murakami, an influencial artist of Japan's contemporary art scene! Zingtaro is a must-go place if you are visiting the popular manga and anime paradise that is Nakano Broadway.
Many people know about Akihabara being the holy land for otaku (geeek) culture, but there is another place where you can get a feel for this wonderful world of anime, manga and Japanese idol worship. The place is called Nakano Broadway. Even if you are not an anime fan, the place is so unique and weird that it is totally worth taking a stroll through!
Ohori Park is a beautiful urban oasis located in the heart of Fukuoka. It is beloved by the residents of the city and perhaps the most popular sight-seeing spot in the city. Here is more on Fukuoka's famous park!
From the baking of the bread to the authentic mix of ingredients for the sandwiches' fillings, everything was learned by the chefs on location in Vietnam.
Shirakawa-go is a quiet mountain village and popular tourist destination all year round. It has its own unique culture for which it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. For lovers of architecture, you can admire the greatest concentration of "kominka" (wooden, thatched roof houses) in Japan.