22 Jan | Norma |No Comments

February Events and Setsubun in Tokyo 2020

February is full of great foodie events in Tokyo. Check out our must do and see list for this wintery season! From Setsubun to Star Wars, from old traditions to new theme cafes there is something for everyone.

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20 Jan | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Sipping Among the Stars: Milky Way Cafe in Ikebukuro

Theme cafes and restaurants are a fun, surprising and must-try experience in Japan. When in Tokyo, head off the beaten path to MILKY WAY for a star-struck experience at this Zodiac inspired cafe in Ikebukuro…

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17 Jan | Todd Reczka |No Comments

Osusume Japan: Miyama, A Tofu Lover’s Paradise

Driving along Route 55, we went down a short steep road to a parking lot for Konjo-In Shrine and Seibu Kyu-Jo Station. That’s where we found the restaurant, a two story house nestled in Totoro Forest. Entering through its noren curtains, the owner’s friendly voice welcomed us into a corridor glowing with lamps illuminating the paper sho-ji door…

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15 Jan | Michelle Lam |No Comments

Best Vegan/Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Kyoto

Being vegan/vegetarian while traveling in Japan can be quite hard, especially when it comes to eating out. Most of modern Japanese cuisine consists of more meat and animal products as most veggies are imported and therefore a bit expensive. But fear not – here are some of the best places to eat with affordable AND delicious vegan cuisine in Kyoto.

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11 Jan | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Kipposhi: Rainbow Ramen in Shibuya

RAINBOW RAMEN? If you want to try something fun and colourful, and happen to be in the Shibuya area, I highly recommend giving this a try. This is not your typical ramen, and I think the novelty of this restaurant is worth a visit. Plus they have decent prices and it’ll add a splash of colour to any instagram feed!

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9 Jan | Yutaka |No Comments

The Handkerchief, a Western Import Beloved by the Japanese

Like many things imported from the West, the Japanese have embraced, improved on and made handkerchiefs an indispensable part of their everyday life. In fact, Japan is now the number one market for handkerchiefs in the world and Japanese-made handkerchiefs are renown for their quality and exquisite designs.

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3 Jan | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Bokksu, the Japanese Snack Box of your dreams

Today, we are really excited to announce a new partnership with the great team at Bokksu. To celebrate, we have interviewed a special guest, Danny, the founder of the company.

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31 Dec | Todd Reczka |No Comments

IRORI, Past to Present

Near the foot of Mt.Fuji is Sanrokuen (山麓園), a bold and daring Kushiyaki Irori Sumibiyaki – a Japanese style barbeque restaurant that uses fireplaces for charcoal grilling and serves food on skewers. This restaurant has preserved this traditional cooking style and the building’s unique type of architecture, and has also opened its doors to foreign tourists.

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29 Dec | Norma |No Comments

Recommended Foodie Events in Tokyo – January 2020

Exciting foodie events and experience in Tokyo for January 2020! Check out this list if you are traveling in the Tokyo area in the first month of 2020. And Happy New Year Japan Style.

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27 Dec | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Mochitsuki: The Traditional Art of Making Mochi

While mochi is enjoyed year-round, it is particularly popular during the New Year’s holiday when families come together. This is important, because the traditional method of making mochi takes time and a lot of helping hands…

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Strawberry 🍓 season in Japan! This modern green tea and strawberry parfait in a traditional Matsu box is so yummy! #eatseasonally #tokyofoodtour #pastandpresent ...

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Perfect pair- traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi) and rich matcha tea. Bitter-sweet balance! #washoku #matcha #kyotofoodtour ...

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