Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Takaoka Street Treats Tour

Situated between the two capital cities of Toyama and Kanazawa, Takaoka is often bypassed by tourists. But with lots to offer in terms of culture, crafts, gourmet, historical streets and a Doraemon street, Toyama's...

A Taste of Sh旬n: River Fish

Heading to the river to catch unsuspecting river fish (by hand!) has long been a favourite summertime activity in Japan. Other than being a good family-bonding activity while reigniting that long lost hunting instinct...

A Lavender lover’s wonderland

Fragrant fields in the heart of Hokkaido For the scents, sights, and even tastes of this beloved purple flower, escape the summer heat and head to Hokkaido's Farm Tomita. Two hours by train from Sapporo by the rustic Furano...

Yummy Yaesu Depachika Walkabout

The next time you have some time to spare before your next train or Shinkansen ride at the Tokyo Station - and have already explored most of the Tokyo Station Ichibangai - why not...

Matsumoto Must Try Delicacies

Matsumoto City is probably most well-known overseas for its historic castle, the Matsumoto Castle, which is over 400 years old and a National Treasure of Japan. Nagano's second largest city also has lots else...

Training Through Tohoku (3): Strange Foods

The Strange Foods List Trying new foods is half the adventure of traveling, and Tohoku is full of land and sea creatures—or the above dish, which looks straight from outer space—served so fresh that sometimes they're...

Cafe Crawl: Koso-an

Authentic Japan in the midst of chic cafes and boulangeries  Tea-house Koso-an is located in Jiyugaoka, the suburb with Tokyo's highest dessert and confectionery density. While serving fantastic sweets and desserts, Koso-an is the exact opposite...

Tokyo Must Do with Japan Tour Guide

Get a taste of "real" Japan with sights recommended by Japan Tour Guide, a group in Japan that matches visitors with volunteer guides. (http://tourguide.jp/) Today's Guide: Tomonari Watanabe Tomonari is a student from the Tokyo University...

A collaboration between Hooters and NAMCO

Florida based chain restaurant Hooters, famous for its chicken wings and Hooter Girls (waitresses in sexy outfits) opened its new interactive sports bar GAMING BAR SIDE-B at its Shibuya branch on December 18. This entertainment zone...

Hellish Hot Pot @ The Lockup

This winter, prison themed restaurant The Lockup offers a new super spicy nabe (hot pot) menu from hell for their fearless guests. Are you brave enough to try its burning hot soup with so...