Culture

Retro Public Bath in Tokyo - 銭湯 松の湯

MATSUNOYU 松の湯 in Tokyo is a public bath. It has old retro baths. Japanese people feel nostalgic atmosphere there. This type of public bath is getting rarer and rarer these days.
Food

Chicken on a Skewer (YAKITORI), Lightly Seared Chicken, Crunchy Chicken mixed with Japanese Ume Plum Paste 焼き鳥、鶏肉のたたき、梅水晶 - TORITETSU とり鉄

Have you eaten something very Japanese?I would introduce 3 different types of Japanese local foods to tourists from foreign countries. I think some people might dislike them because of the uniqueness in texture.
Culture

Sushi Making Experience at UOGASHI-SUSHI in Tokyo 東京 魚がし寿司 寿司握り体験

Emblem Hostel エンブレムホステル in Tokyo sometimes organizes sushi making experience event for the guests of the hostel. You will walk to a nostalgic Japanese style sushi bar near the hostel. You must enjoy making sushi and the bar's atmosphere.
Food

All-You-Can-Eat Natto at SENDAIYA in Tokyo せんだい屋

If you like natto, I highly recommend you go to a natto shop SENDAIYA せんだい屋 in Tokyo. They offer all-you-can-eat natto.
Event

Nishigawa Flower Park in Konan City Kochi Prefecture 高知県香南市 西川花公園

Let's go to see wonderful flowers at Nishigawa Flower Park in Kochi Prefecture! 西川花公園(高知県) Flower festival starts from March 17, 2019.
Culture

Watching a Sumo Practice at TAMANOI-BEYA in Tokyo 東京 玉ノ井部屋 相撲 稽古見学

SUMO 相撲 When you attend this tour, you can get to see the sumo wrestlers on the sumo field very close from the seats.
Food

The Best Whitebait Bowl is in Kochi 高知 Prefecture (Chirimen-don ちりめん丼 / Shirasu-don しらす丼 / Dorome どろめ)

This set meal of Whitebait (Baby sardine) Bowl is only 600 yen. Super low price and delicious!
Culture

Trial Lesson in Tokyo - Japanese Green Tea 緑茶

One lesson topic is how to serve Japanese green tea. A high quality green tea is recommended. When you use good tea leaves, you can make a few cups of tea, even up to three cups using the same leaves.
Food

Super Spicy Ramen - MOUKO TANMEN NAKAMOTO 蒙古タンメン中本 in Tokyo 激辛ラーメン

If you really like spicy food, you should go to a ramen restaurant MOUKO TANMEN NAKAMOTO 蒙古タンメン中本.They specialize intasty and super spicy ramen.
Food

A Cafe that is an Old Japanese Style House in Tokyo - ENGAWA CAFE 縁側カフェ

I am fond of having a relaxing time in a cafe that is a converted old Japanese style house. It has a nice retro atmosphere inside and you can view its Japanese garden. This type of house is getting rarer and rarer these days.
Food

All-You-Can-Eat Deep Fried Skewered Meat and Vegetables / KUSHIKATSU 串カツ - KUSHIYA MONOGATARI 串家物語

A restaurant chain KUSHIYA MONOGATARI 串家物語 specializes in deep fried skewered meat and vegetables. (Breaded, deep fried skewers) They offer all-you-can-eat, and optional all-you-can-drink.
Sightseeing

Go for a Drive to MONET'S GARDEN in Kochi Prefecture Shikoku 四国 高知 モネの庭 ドライブ

This garden has been made similarly to Monet's Garden in France. It is a good place to go on a date.
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. ...
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.) 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.Rather than being a bar focusing on female customers, the bartenders are attractive younger women.All of the bartenders at Girl's ...
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 near Tokyo

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.Beach houses and bars open from July to August.
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 ちゃんぽん.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 y...
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)- Festival for Anime Comic Manga Geeks

Comic Market is held twice a year at an exhibition hall Tokyo Big Site. Comic Market is like Comic Con in the US. August 9 - 12, 2019December 28 - 31, 2019May 2 - 5, 2020
Food

Deep-Fried Food on a Skewer at KUSHIKATSU TANAKA 串カツ田中 all over Japan 串揚げ

Deep-fried foodon a skewerA restaurant chain 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.