20 Nov | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Traveling in Tokyo During 2020 Olympics: Tips for Your Trip

You have your tickets. You booked your flights. You’ve reserved your accommodations. You’re finally going to Japan for the Olympics. You and the rest of the world. Tokyo is always an amazingly busy city that can be totally overwhelming, and you had better believe that it will be insane during such an exciting, global event.

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16 Nov | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month October 2019: Yoshie from Kyoto

I have been working with Arigato Japan since May 2019. Sharing Japanese food and culture with people from all over the world has been the most rewarding experience.

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14 Nov | Michelle Lam |No Comments

Macho Bar, a bar themed around Macho Men in Kyoto

Japan is famous for weird and wacky restaurant themes, but this one is sure to carry weight. Macho Cafes or Macho Bars have recently become popular amongst locals and foreigners alike. Although it is quite pricey, you can experience Magic Mike-esque evening with muscley eye-candy.

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11 Nov | Norma |No Comments

Golden Gai, a Cozy Bar Hopping Experience

There are places in the world that just drag you in, and this is certainly one of them. The first time I visited Golden Gai four years ago, I just couldn’t contain my excitement while looking forward to exploring all the bars in the area. We only walked around talking about how we needed to improve our Japanese skills so we could step foot into one of those amazing establishments one day.

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7 Nov | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Yokohama: a City You Must Visit During Your Trip to Japan!

Accessible via train from Tokyo (only 30 min from Shibuya), Yokohama is full of activities for families, friends, couples and even solo travelers. Whether you like to visit and learn new aspects of Japanese culture, lighten your wallet and go shopping, eat to your heart’s content, or Kanpai (cheers) with locals using your best Japanese, there is definitely something for everyone.

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28 Oct | Norma |No Comments

Recommended Foodie Events in Tokyo – November 2019

Are you in Tokyo in November? Check out our top three recommended foodie happenings in Tokyo this month.

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24 Oct | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Yaki-imo: the perfect taste of Autumn

Let’s get this straight—yaki-imo is not your grandma’s butter-and-sour-cream, heart-attack-inducing, cholesterol bomb. Unlike traditional baked potatoes in the West that do everything to mask the bland flavor of your standard potato, yaki-imo is a call to simplicity, and the beauty it reveals….

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22 Oct | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Kei Yuzawa, Sharing Japanese Calligraphy Around the World

Today we are really excited to tell you more about our brand-new food tour in Tokyo, which includes a traditional calligraphy experience with experts! To do so, let us introduce the great people at ConveyJapan, who organize the calligraphy class.

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19 Oct | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month September 2019: Asami from Tokyo

I have been working in Arigato Japan since 2017. The thing I love about being a tour guide is meeting people from all over the world, and sharing Japanese culture with people who visit Japan. I also have a special interest in Sake, and I love to explain how to pair sake and food together.

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16 Oct | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Eating on the Road: Snack Attack in Japan

Traveling is always fun and exciting, but amongst the days of planes, trains and automobiles, one of the hardest parts of travel can be the simple act of finding your next meal. In this article, we’re going to explore some fun and easy options to chow-down on the go in the land of the rising sun.

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Perfect mixology Yuzu Lemonade (can be cocktail or mocktail) we seek out the best hidden spots for unique food experiences in Japan. #takeafoodtour #yuzu #mixology ...

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2020 will be the year of the mouse in the animal zodiac! Spotted these mailable mousey KitKats at our Tokyo post offices! For New Years greetings! Hard to believe the new year is just a month 1/2 away!!! ...

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