In and around Tokyo 東京

Culture

Japanese Food Culture: WHALE MEAT Dishes at a Restaurant KUJIRASHOKUDOU 鯨食堂 in Saitama next to Tokyo くじら料理

Are you interested in eating whale meat such as steak, sushi, sashimi (raw) and deep fried whale?Information will be updated later...
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ICHIKAKUYA (also called IKKAKUYA) is a chain specializing in a style of Yokohama-Iekei ramen in Japan. 横浜家系ラーメン 壱角家

Yokohama Iekei Style began as a single ramen restaurant in Yokohama 横浜 City Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture next to Tokyo a long time ago. Iekei ramen is one of Yokohama's local culinary delicacies.
Food

Sake Tasting Vending Machine at SHOWAGURA 昭和蔵 in Kawagoe 川越 Saitama 埼玉 Japan

If you would like to try paid sake tasting and you can't speak Japanese, this sake vending machine is a good system. There are more than 35 kinds of sake which of all are produced by sake breweries located in Saitama 埼玉 Prefecture next to Tokyo. This paid...
Food

HottoMotto ほっともっと is a takeout food shop chain in Japan. Get a rice bowl DELUXE TOKU DON デラックス得丼

They have more than 2700 shops across Japan, and their business model is that they don't provide a place to dine in the shop, strictly takeout.
News

A cloak room app "ecbo cloak" is useful while traveling Japan instead of using coin lockers. コインロッカー・クローク・アプリ

There is an app called "ecbo cloak" about cloak rooms that is useful while traveling Japan.
Food

Delicious Chicken NAMBAN チキン南蛮 at a Restaurant KOSHITANTAN 虎視眈々 in Shibuya 渋谷 Tokyo 東京 Japan

Are you looking for a recommended restaurant in Shibuya 渋谷 Tokyo?Have you eaten a Japanese chicken dish called CHICKEN NAMBAN?
Sightseeing

SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO and PEANUTS CAFE (in Minami-machida Grandberry Park) スヌーピーミュージアム・ピーナッツカフェ・南町田グランベリーパーク

In December of 2019, the museum moved from Roppongi 六本木 to Machida 町田 Tokyo. It is now in a large shopping mall which has restaurants and designer stores along with a movie theater, arcade, and food court.
Food

A cafe and bar chain PRONTO in Japan offers tasty octopus carpaccio, deep fried burdock root sticks. プロント・タコのカルパッチョ・ごぼうの唐揚げ

Octopus dishes are popular in Japan. Are you interested in eating fresh octopus?
Food

A restaurant chain NAKAU なか卯 offers tasty chicken and egg rice bowl OYAKODON 親子丼 in Japan.

I highly recommend their OYAKODON. It is a type of Japanese chicken dish. They also offer beef bowl, katsudon (pork cutlet bowl), noodles (udon / soba), curry rice and so on.
Food

Grilled Pork Organ Meat on a Skewer at an Izakaya Bar OTONBA in Ueno Tokyo - 肉maroおとんば・やきとん・もつ焼き・東京上野

They specializes in inexpensive grilled pork organ meat.
Food

A beef bowl chain SUKIYA offers reasonable lunch set meals all over Japan. - すき家 牛丼 Gyudon

I recommend すき家 Sukiya's "Kimchi Beef Bowl" and "Lunch Menu".
Sightseeing

Cafe&Bar MERMAID in Akihabara Tokyo - Enjoy Chatting with Very Attractive Maids and All You Can Drink! 飲み放題カフェ&バー・マーメイド 東京 秋葉原

This is a maid bar, where the female bartenders wear maid costume.I have been to several maid cafes or maid bars in Tokyo.To be honest, this place is the best maid cafe and bar in my life because all maids wear amazingly cute, lovely and attractive costum...
Event

Ginkgo Tree Festival in Meiji Jingu Outer Garden in Tokyo 神宮外苑いちょう祭り Enjoy Japanese Food!

November 15 - December 1, 2019 It is a good place to see the autumn leaves of lots of ginkgo trees. Many food booths are available at 2 sites in the garden. You can enjoy Japanese food, craft beer and so on.
Food

Japanese Teishoku Restaurant YAYOI (やよい軒 YAYOIKEN) in Japan offers Beef Sukiyaki すき焼き, Chicken Namban チキン南蛮

A restaurant chain YAYOI (やよい軒 YAYOIKEN) offers many kinds of meals.Especially, I like their chicken namban. It is yummy!
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Soba Noodles and Tempura at a Restaurant YUDETARO ゆで太郎 in Japan 蕎麦 そば 天ぷら

Yudetaro is a chain restaurant and specializes in soba そば (buckwheat noodles). It is one of the Japanese traditional noodles.
Event

Aonodokutsu Shibuya - 青の洞窟 SHIBUYA・Blue Cave Illumination in Shibuya Tokyo 東京 渋谷

This event is the best place to take your girl out to in winter (especially Christmas).
Sightseeing

A Hot Spring "Hikawago Asahanoyu at Mikawaya Ryokan" in Okutama Tokyo 東京 奥多摩 氷川郷麻葉の湯 三河屋旅館(Onsen 温泉)

I present you a Tokyo ryokan hot spring. A ryokan 旅館 is a type of Japanese style inn. Mikawaya Ryokan 三河屋旅館 has a good hot spring. The use of the hot spring in this ryokan is not limited to ryokan guests.
Food

Cheap Pork Cutlet at a Restaurant TONKATSU MATSUNOYA in Japan - とんかつ 松乃屋 (松のや)

This is a chain restaurant located all over Japan. They specializes in deep-fried breaded pork cutlet. Cheap prices!
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Fresh Tuna Bowl at a Seafood Restaurant ISOMARU SUISAN 磯丸水産 - まぐろ丼・海鮮丼

They specializes in grilled seafood, and also offer good many kinds of seafood bowls.When you want to have a break during your trip in day time, this restaurant is good place to rest instead of staying expensive cafes.
Event

TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019 東京ゲームショー

Sorry, it has already closed in 2019.Tokyo Game Show is held once a year in Japan. Many video game software and hardware companies attend this event.You can also see a lots of cute staff and cosplayers.
Food

TORISABURO とりサブロー specializes in deep fried chicken and chicken namban in Tokyo から揚げ専門店、チキン南蛮

I prefer chicken namban to deep fried chicken of this shop.
Food

All 160 Yen Sushi at a Conveyor-belt Sushi Restaurant OOEDO 大江戸 in Shinjuku 新宿 and Okachimachi 御徒町 Tokyo - 回転寿司

There is a 160-yen sushi restaurant where you can buy everything for 160 yen including tax.160 yen foods usually have two pieces of sushi on a dish, but high quality sushi foods have one piece of sushi on a dish. They are still inexpensive.
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RAMEN KAGETSU ARASHI らあめん花月嵐 in Asakusa 浅草 or Kanda 神田 (near Akihabara 秋葉原) Tokyo : 醤油・味噌・塩ラーメン

Specialty: RAMEN KAGETSU ARASHI is a ramen chain. It specializes in genkotsu broth, a type of tonkotsu (pork bone-based) broth. Their soy sauce ramen has the minced pork backfat in the soup, the genkotsu broth and the noodles are very well matched and hav...
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Beef Bowl Chain Restaurant MATSUYA 松屋 - 牛めし(牛丼) カルビ焼肉定食 カレギュウ Curry Rice

One of the popular beef bowl chain restaurants is MATSUYA 松屋. They offer beef bowl and several kinds of set meals.The set meals have several slices of meat, rice, salad and miso soup.
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A Restaurant Do-Miso Specializes in Miso Ramen in Nishiarai Tokyo みそらーめん専門店 ど・みそ 東京 西新井

They offer several kinds of miso ramen. There are many types of ramen in Japan. If your favorite type is miso ramen, Do-Miso is worth trying.
Culture

Kimono and Sado (Matcha) Experience in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 着物と茶道(抹茶)体験

At this cafe, you can wear a high-quality kimono and enjoy drinking matcha in a traditional tea ceremony (Sado 茶道).
Sightseeing

Low Priced and Popular Hot Spring / SPA RYUSENJINOYU near Tokyo 竜泉寺の湯 草加谷塚店

I have been to this hot spring a few times. It is still unknown to international tourists. I recommend you go there on weekdays. On weekends and during holiday season, probably it is crowded in the bathing rooms and restaurant.
Food

JIRO-inspired Style Ramen of MENYA OTORI 麺屋 鳳 in Tokyo

This ramen restaurant specializes in JIRO-inspired style ramen. JIRO ramen is oily and cloudy broth, thick noodles, heaped with vegetables (mostly bean sprouts and a little bit cabbage), and topped with minced garlic and thickly sliced pork.
Sightseeing

Watching Fireflies in Tokyo ホタル 蛍

Have you seen fireflies?An event for watching fireflies is being held in an observation room at Adachi Park of Living Things 足立生物園 in the daytime.
Food

TONKATSU, KATSUDON Pork Cutlet Bowl at a Restaurant KATSUYA in Japan かつや - ソースカツ丼・とんかつ・カツカレー

TONKATU トンカツ is deep-fried breaded pork cutlet. KATSUDON is cooked TONKATSU with beaten egg on rice.
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Grilled Pork Organ Meat / Chicken on a Skewer and Oden (Japanese Boiled Cuisine) of an Izalaya Bar KABURAYA かぶら屋 in Tokyo やきとん おでん 串揚げ

Izakaya bar nameKABURAYA かぶら屋SpecialtyThey specializes in grilled pork organ meat, and Oden which is Japanese traditional boiled cuisine. These foods are tasty but I highly recommend another item. That is ...
Food

The Best Tuna Sashimi Restaurant in Tokyo まぐろ商店, 新宿, 鮪刺身

Enjoy watching a tuna cutting performance and eating fresh tuna!
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Amazingly Reasonable Italian Restaurant SAIZERIYA in Japan サイゼリヤ

It is an Italian restaurant chain. Most of the foods cost from 199 to 599 yen. Their foods are reasonable and taste very good. All of the restaurants are No smoking.
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Standing Izakaya Bar NEW KAYABA in Tokyo 立ち飲み 居酒屋 ニューカヤバ

This place is an amusument style bar for adults. You can grill chicken on a skewer yourself.
News

Swallows Come Every Year in Japan

Swallows are migratory birds.They travel between Japan and Asian countries / Australia.
Sightseeing

Field Trip to Kirin Beer Brewery in Yokohama City Kanagawa Prefecture (next to Tokyo) キリンビール横浜工場見学

However, I have ever been to a variety of food and drink factories in Japan and some countries, Kirin Beer Brewery in Yokohama is one of the most gorgeous and golden factories!
Food

A Japanese Brand of Chicken Called HYUGADORI 日向鶏

This is free-range chicken produced in Miyazaki 宮崎, Japan. It is more tender and much more delicious than typical broiler chicken.This is a from takeout shop located in Tokyo, and they offer many types of food prepared with this chicken.When you are trave...
Food

Where to eat Matcha Sweets in Tokyo

I will introduce some matcha cafes.
Food

The Thickest Ramen Noodles at a Ramen Shop JONNY-NO-MISO ジョニーの味噌 in Tokyo

Specialty: Here is a ramen shop. Their specialty is miso flavor broth and very thick and chewy noodles. I think that the ramen noodles are one of the thickest in Japan. You should try this very unique ramen.
News

An Eyeglasses Chain JINS in Japan sells prescription eyeglasses at the minimum price of 5000 yen. (US$46)

Have you ever bought prescription eyeglasses?How many prescription eyeglasses can you buy inexpensively in your country?