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Origin Bento is a popular chain of mostly take-out bento lunch boxes in Japan. For quite cheap, you can enjoy some delicious washoku (traditional Japanese) meals with lots of variety of meat, fish and vegetables. Here are some of the most popular bento boxes at Origin Bento!
Although the mega city of Tokyo is pretty much built up and paved with concrete on every meter of surface it has, you can still find farmers selling their freshly grown fruits, vegetables and local products in the very heart of the city! Here are some nice farmers' markets you should check out!
There are plenty of maid cafes in Tokyo, but what about people who want male servers instead!? The answer to that is Swallowtail Butler Cafe in Ikebukuro. Read on to find out more!
Every year, Doutor Coffee, one of Japan's largest cafe chain restaurant, release a series of special summer drinks foods. This year doesn't disappoint with frozen fruit drinks, a traditional ice cream, a shrimp sandwich and a peach a la mode!
Ocean day, also known as Sea Day, Marine Day or "Umi no Hi" 海の日, is a Japanese national holiday in July. Find out where the origin comes from, it's cultural significance - or lack of, actually! - and special events surrounding Ocean Day, including the Marine Day Odaiba Lantern Festival!
The Odaiba Marine Day Lantern Festival is a great summertime activity in Tokyo. Enjoy the sight of countless paper lanterns on the beach with the Rainbow bridge and traditional boats as the backdrop! Check out the foods and other things to do as well!
Mini Stop is the most underrated convenience store in Japan. They have all the konbini staples and on top of that, the best ice cream in the konbini world! They have all kinds of original parfaits and ice creams flavours that the release periodically. Give Mini Stop a try if you haven't already!
Beef Kitchen Stand is a Spanish style dining bar located at a 3-minute walk from the Seibu Shinjuku Station, in the Kabukicho district, in Shinjuku, Tokyo. You can have some beefsteak and Hamburg steak for just ¥290! This is one of the best places for a cheap eat in the area!
Here is everything you need to know about Japanese black soybean tea, from its many health benefits, to where to buy it, and where to actually try it in Japan!
It's perhaps hard to imagine, but there's a bar in Tokyo that is operated by Buddhist monks! The place feels like a cross between a temple and a quaint Japanese bar. They serve original cocktails and drinks and side dishes that come from zen cuisine. A must-go!