Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Another 3hr trip -Ningyocho & Nihonbashi

With around 100 shops selling goods and services in the Ningyocho and Nihonbashi area, their origins spanning over 100 years, whiffs of the Edo era can still be experienced when walking along the streets. Aside...

Art Museums in Roppongi Area

The National Art Center, Tokyo◆国立新美術館 Hours: 10am -6pm (L.ADM. 5:30pm), Fri & Sta 10am-8pm (L.ADM. 7:30pm)closed on Tue, the year-end through the New Year's holidays  Admission: Admission is determined for each exhibition Address: 7-22-2, Roppongi, Minato-ku Access: 5min...
tea ceremony experience

Tea Ceremony Experience: Gahou-kai & Tsuruya Yoshinobu, Nihonbashi

The way of tea or "chado" tea ceremony is an elegant Japanese tradition that shows the utmost respect to the guest and dates back to the 9th century. A tea ceremony involves not only...
Ana Intercontinental Hotel chocolate

Hedonistic Experience – ANA InterContinental Tokyo’s Red Ruby Chocolate Afternoon Tea

written by Sarah Nishina It's been said that nine out of ten people like chocolate and they say the tenth person is lying. Which one are you? The ANA InterContinental Tokyo, a hotel in Akasaka, is proud...

Taishakuten Specialty: Kusa Dango

When Tokyoites think of Shibamata, mugwort dango is among the first things that pop to mind. In the past, local farmers could only afford to make dumplings out of poor quality rice. To improve...

A day in Sumida Ward: Following in the footsteps of Hokusai

For the typical foreign tourist to Tokyo, a stop at Asakusa’s temples and souvenir shops is a must. Visitors tend to stop by the edge of the Sumida river and take pictures with the...

Valentine’s Day in Japan: what to expect?

As with every other imported holiday, Japan puts its own twist on Valentine's Day as well. If you are used to a variety of romantic gifts such as chocolates, candles, jewelry, special dinners, flowers...

Tokyo’s strawberry dessert heaven

Entering the ANA Intercontinental Hotel Lobby for the Strawberry Sensation Festival was beyond my expectations. The lobby was filled with the aroma of strawberries, probably because 150,000 strawberries were used to make all the...

Epitome of Grace and Elegance: Japanese Tea Ceremony at Royal Park Hotel

Royal Park Hotel is now offering the unique experience of practicing Japanese tea ceremony in an authentic setting to foreigners. Learn about the basic ceremony etiquettes from a bilingual tea master while enjoying a...

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...