Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Restaurant Review: Ginza Rangetsu

Refined cuisine in Ginza After WWII, the district of Ginza became Tokyo's center of modernism. Japanese restaurant Ginza Rangetsu has been part of Ginza since these days, and throughout the last 70 years, the restaurant has become a true Ginza...

Editor’s Pick: One Piece’s theme park in the heart of Tokyo

  The Straw Hat Crew Takes Over Tokyo Tower! Experience an exhilarating adventure with Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew at the Tokyo One Piece Tower, located at the base of Tokyo Tower. Spanning three floors...

Another 3hr trip – Nihonbashi

The Nihonbashi area grew extremely fast following the beginning of the bakufu in the Edo period (1603-1868). The old castle town became the starting point for five major highways connecting the capital with other...

Continuing to Bring Enchantment to the World, Noritake

From Ginza to Your Dinner Table It’s the fine chinaware from Noritake that makes your special dinner hour even more of a delight. Established in 1904, Noritake’s roots can be traced back to “Morimura Gumi”, set...

The Vibrant World of Hineno Katsujiro Syoten

New Breeze from Kyoto Dyeing Products: Tie, Chief, Watch Band by Hineno Katsujiro Syoten’s Artisans Not Only for KIMONO Japanese fashion and lifestyle continue to change. Hineno Katsujiro Syoten’s products prove that quality hand-dyed fabrics still...

Sakura – Japan in the Box : Fantastical Show in a 140-year-old Theater

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmEhw18w4W4?rel=0] The Meijiza Theater, one of the oldest theaters in Tokyo, is showing a new night-program that lets you enjoy cherry blossoms outside of spring time. Follow the fantastical adventures of a young high-school...

Make and eat sushi the professional way

Stand at a restaurant counter like a real sushi chef You love Japanese cuisine and trying out some of Tokyo’s most refined sushi restaurants is not enough for you? Then how about learning how to...

Christmas Afternoon Tea in Tokyo’s Shangri-La Hotel

Every month the Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo holds its special afternoon tea with a constantly changing menu in regard to the season. An étagère filled with sweet and savory goodies waits for you. Within...

From Edo Castle to the Imperial Palace – The History of the Heart...

As Japan enters into a new era and welcomes a new emperor, the grounds around the Tokyo Imperial Palace will become much busier. That’s because for the foreseeable future Emperor Naruhito will be “commuting”...

Nihonbashi or Nihombashi? Why we used two different spellings

In the articles within our website, you will see two different spellings for Nihonbashi. Typically, Japanese words are spelled out phonetically, but the letter “ ん” is spelled with either an “n” or “m”, depending...