Monday, December 16, 2019

A Day Trip from Tokyo: Chichibu

Speaking of tourist destinations on the Seibu Railway network, Chichibu and Kawagoe are by far the most well known. In particular, Chichibu has been gaining popularity in recent years on the back of traditional...

Discover Drinking Alleys In Japan (II): Neighborhood Yokochos

Almost every area has its own yokocho for locals to gather and unwind. Here are some other alleyways with character worth stopping by. 1) Asakusa Hoppy Dori  Hoppy has a reputation as being the mixer of...

Beer and Soul Food @ B-1 Grand Prix Shokudo

The annual B-1 Grand Prix started as an event aimed to promote Japan's regional dishes though now the focus has shifted to a more holistic approach, promoting the local towns and cities instead of...

What’s in Kyushu? Vol. 2 Saga Prefecture

Although Saga Prefecture (佐賀県) is the smallest in Kyushu, it played an important role in Japan’s history as a hub for trade and transmission of culture between the Japanese archipelago and mainland Asia. Rich...

Explore the Unique Variety of Niigata: The Sea of Japan, Savory Food Culture and...

Just two hours away by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo lies Niigata-ken (Prefecture). Niigata is a serene region on the northwest coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu. This coastal prefecture is characterized by its...

Tokyo Edo Week : Wattention reports

Last week Tokyo organized a new event called the Tokyo Edo Week to promote traditional Japanese dress. There were definitely more people out in kimono than usual and Wattention was there to catch them all...

Hokkaido By Rail and Car Day 5 : Feasting at Furano

Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island, is also referred to as the "The Big Land in the North" by the locals. Blessed with picturesque nature and bounty from the sea and land, it is a...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo (3)

5 3rd World Christmas Festival 汐留からの原宿 原宿駅まわりは、リバプールサポーターだらけ。バルササポは、いないね〜 選手なのか、サポかわかりづらい。外国の人だからね。 代々木公園で行なわれている、ワールドクリスマスフェスティバルに来てるよ。グルメの匂いが... pic.twitter.com/0DlaxEjRhi — hide_maruのグルメ旅 (@hide_maru_HM) December 19, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The 3rd World Christmas Festival in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park provides Christmas food, drinks and music from all around the world. Dance performances are...

The Charm of Hokuto (3) : Suntory Hakushu Distillery

The history of Suntory Shinjiro Torii (1879-1962), a lover of wine and scotch whiskey had a vision to establish the production of those beverages in Japan as well. In February 1899 he set up his own...

Kanpai to Shibuya Beer!

Developed by Cafe Udagawa in April 2015, Shibuya Beer is the newest alcoholic trend in town with already more than 150 restaurants & cafes serving this original craft beer. The high-quality maca (a root vegetable)...