2019-01

Food

Low Priced Lunch and Happy Hour of Cafe Restaurant GUSTO カフェレストラン ガスト

When you want to take a break from sightseeing or shopping in Japan, you can rest at this restaurant for a while. It is not necessary to order food there if you order a drink. Cafe Restaurant GUSTO カフェレストラン ガスト has more than 1300 restaurants in Japan. P...
Food

NIKU-SOBA of MARUGEN RAMEN 丸源ラーメンの肉そば

A ramen chain MARUGEN RAMEN 丸源ラーメン is worth trying. My family and I like the shop's ramen. I will definitely visit their ramen shop again soon to enjoy their ramen.
Food

Kigurajyaya きぐら茶屋 - Izakaya 居酒屋 in Tokyo

This Japanese style bar restaurant (called Izakaya) offers great seafood, especially sashimi. Their grilled chicken on a skewer is also tasty. This Izakaya is kind of unknown for tourists, because it is not situated in downtown Tokyo.
Sightseeing

A Hostel CHAPTER TWO TOKYO in Asakusa 浅草 Tokyo

This hostel is opened in March 2018, located in a popular sightseeing place Asakusa 浅草 of central Tokyo 東京.
Food

Sushi Restaurant - KURASUSHI くら寿司

Conveyor-belt sushi restaurant KURASUSHI くら寿司 2 branches are located near Ikebukuro 池袋 Station in downtown Tokyo. You can walk there in 6 minutes from the station. Ikebukuro area is good for sightseeing and shopping.
Food

Grilled minced chicken skewer つくね専門 鳥の王様 TORINO-OUSAMA in Nishiarai 西新井 Tokyo 東京 - Yakitori 焼き鳥

This Japanese bar restaurant specializes in grilled chicken mince patty on a skewer. There are over ten different varieties of grilled minced chicken skewers such as garlic, cheese, fruit, basil, mayonnaise and many more. (They are 90 yen to more.) Nam...
Sightseeing

Emblem Hostel in Nishiarai Tokyo エンブレムホステル 西新井 東京

This reasonable hostel has clean, nice rooms and facilities. Just make yourself at home in the lounge (on the picture above) and Cafe&Bar (on the 2nd floor). You can meet with friendly guests there. The lounge on the 3rd floor is for hostel guests...
Culture

A Self-service Food Stand that Works on the Honor System in Japan 良心市、無人販売所

This is a sales place for vegetables, fruits, flowers and so on. It is usually just a shelf and a roof, without any doors or windows.
News

A Wild Animal in Japan

I saw a strange wild animal from far away. What is that?
Culture

A Type of Bar in Japan Called a GIRL'S BAR

I'd like to introduce you to a type of bar that can be found in Japan called a GIRL'S BAR, which is a kind of Japanglish.
Food

A Sake Brand for Beginners - Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi 上善如水 - 日本酒 純米吟醸

If you are new to drinking sake, a sake brand called Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi 上善如水 would be best for you. It has really smooth light feeling but is still very tasty and not so sweet. Don't get me wrong, but it is sometimes said to taste like water.
Food

BEEF KITCHEN STAND ビーフキッチンスタンド Akihabara 秋葉原, Shinjuku 新宿, Shinbashi 新橋 in Tokyo

This restaurant offers many different kinds of amazingly low priced foods for between 100 and 380 yen. (They are small size though.)
Event

Yuigahama Beach 由比ガ浜海水浴場 in Kamakura 鎌倉 City Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture

Yuigahama 由比ガ浜 Beach is the most popular around Kanagawa 神奈川 and Tokyo 東京. A lot of young people go there to enjoy summer holidays.
Sightseeing

Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 in Kamakura 鎌倉 City Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture

I have been to many temples and shrines in Japan for sightseeing or hiking. As far as in and around Tokyo, one of my best temples is Hasedera Temple 長谷寺 in Kamakura 鎌倉 City.
Food

KARAYAMA からやま - Deep fried chicken からあげ

Some international tourists whom I met said that their favorite Japanese food is Karaage. I wonder if fried chicken is well known around the world. Some say that the Japanese fried chicken tastes different from other ones. Also Japanese Karaage is more ...
Food

Japanese Style Barbecue - 焼肉 安楽亭 Yakiniku ANRAKUTEI

Beef and Pork Double Lunch 牛豚ダブルランチ Gyu Buta Double Lunch
Event

Traditional Festivals and Japanese food from Various Places of Japan - ふるさと祭り東京 Furusato Matsuri Tokyo

FURUSATO MATSURI TOKYO ふるさと祭り東京 is organized once a year in a ballpark Tokyo Dome. Each region has unique festival and food. You can enjoy watching the festival shows and tasty local food.
Culture

Traditional Japanese KOTATSU table こたつ in winter

Many Japanese people use this traditional table which is called KOTATSU こたつ in winter. The table is covered by a thick blanket like in the picture above.
Food

もつ焼き 稲垣本店 Grilled chicken on a skewer / Grilled organ meat Motsuyaki INAGAKI Honten near Asakusa 浅草 Tokyo

Will you go to popular sightseeing place Sensoji Temple 浅草寺 in Asakusa 浅草 Tokyo? There is a highly recommend Japanese style bar restaurant located 10 minutes walk from Asakusa 浅草 Station of subway.
Food

Standing Sake Bar / Pub KURI in Shinbashi 新橋 Tokyo - 庫裏 日本酒

KURI 庫裏 is sake bar chain in Tokyo. They specializes in sake. 2 of their bars are reasonable standing bar style and located in Shinbashi 新橋 Tokyo.