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.) Nama-t...
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 on...
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.
Food

Standing Bar BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 in Tokyo

Standing Bar BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 in Tokyo This bar is still unknown spot for international tourists. BANPAIYA 晩杯屋 is really popular with local people. Most of the dishes cost between 130 and 310 yen. Only a few kinds of dishes are 490 yen.
Food

A Type of Noodles - NAGASAKI CHAMPON 長崎ちゃんぽん of RINGERHUT リンガーハット

I know there are many kinds of noodles in the world. When someone asks me what my favorite is, I choose Japanese CHAMPON.If you love eating ramen and haven't yet heard of or tried CHAMPON, you should try it while traveling in Japan.I will give you a s...
Food

Gyoza OHSHO 餃子の王将 Chinese Food Restaurant Chain in Japan

Are you tired of eating Japanese food during traveling in Japan?
Event

COMIC MARKET (Comiket) in Tokyo 東京 コミックマーケット(コミケ)

Comic Market is held twice a year at an exhibition hall Tokyo Big Site. Comic Market is like Comic Con in the US. December 29 - 31, 2018 August 9 - 12, 2019 December 28 - 31, 2019 May ? - ?, 2020
Food

Kushikatsu 串カツ Deep-Fried Food on a Skewer

Deep-fried food on a skewer A restaurant Kushikatu Tanaka 串カツ田中 which is good for non-smokers.
Food

Straw Natto わら納豆

Hopefully, you already know about Natto 納豆 (Fermented soybeans). It is a popular Japanese food and known as a healthy food, but some people don't like the strong smell and sticky taste.
Food

天ぷら Tempura TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや

TENDON TENYA 天丼てんや is a chain tempura restaurant, and offers a large variety of inexpensive tempura foods. Taste very good!
Food

Non-smoking restaurants and bars in Japan

This post introduces non-smoking restaurants in (mainly downtown Tokyo) Japan to non-smokers.
Food

Japanese Bar Restaurant TORIKIZOKU 居酒屋 鳥貴族 - 焼き鳥 Grilled chicken on a skewer

A 298-yen bar restaurant chain TORIKIZOKU 鳥貴族 offers all food items and beverages for 298 yen. They use domestically produced chicken, vegetables and so on. This chain has more than 600 branches in Japan. There are many branches in and around Tokyo 東京 a...
News

Poop Kanji Workbook (Unko Kanji Drill) うんこ漢字ドリル

I recommend a great workbook for leaning Kanji 漢字 to people who are learning Japanese 日本語. A unique thing about the workbook is that the sample sentences includes Kanji. All sentences are about poo-poo.
Food

Hanamaru Udon はなまるうどん

はなまるうどん restaurants offer many kinds of Udon and tempura. Udon costs from 150 yen. A piece of tempura costs 100 yen to more. Tax is not included in the prices.
Food

YOSHINOYA 吉野家 Vegetable Set Meal ベジ定食・ベジ皿

One of famous beef bowl shops YOSHINOYA 吉野家 in Japan offers a new food. It is Vegetable Set Meal (Bezi-tei ベジ定) 490 yen, there are several kinds of vegetables on the pan.
Sightseeing

2/2 Yakushima Island National Park, World Natural Heritage in Japan 世界自然遺産 屋久島

English information is coming soon... ついに、念願の縄文杉とご対面♪
Sightseeing

1/2 Yakushima Island National Park, World Natural Heritage in Japan 世界自然遺産 屋久島

4 nights 5 days trip in Yakushima Island 屋久島 to see ancient Jomon ceder 縄文杉!!
Event

teamLab: Digitized Kochi Castle チームラボ 高知城 光の祭

This exhibition is held until January 6, 2019 at Kochi Castle. What a fantastic art piece! My recommended event.
Food

Boobs おっぱい

Beautiful boobs! Don't think. Feel!
Sightseeing

Samurai Cosplay at a Museum in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo

If you have a samurai spirit, you can be samurai in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo.
Food

Low Priced Meal - 500 Yen Lunch at SAKURASUISAN さくら水産 in Tokyo

Amazingly Low Priced Lunch! This set meal costs only 500 yen which includes free refills for rice, miso soup, raw egg and pickles.
Food

Discover Small Aliens in Japan

The aliens were caught and preserved by canning in Japan.Why don't you get the can?
Food

Fishing Restaurant within a Building

Don't worry about sinking this ship and seasickness. You can catch the fish yourself, and eat really fresh seafood on the ship in this building. Enjoy fishing and eating sashimi!
News

Prepaid SIM Card, Free Wi-Fi in Japan

I recommend that international tourists use prepaid SIM card than free Wi-Fi in Japan. In Japan, free Wi-Fi is getting popular inside buildings such as hotels, cafes, train stations and so on.
Food

Field Trip to a Sake Brewery SUIGEI in Kochi Pref. 高知の「酔鯨」で酒蔵見学

SUIGEI built new sake brewery TOSA-KURA 土佐蔵 in Tosa City 土佐市 Kochi Prefecture 高知県. I attended their field trip.