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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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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28 Nov | Michelle Lam |No Comments

Kyoto: 100+ Years of Food History

At Arigato Japan we believe FOOD is the best gateway to culture, customs and history and this is true even more in the ancient city of Kyoto. From tea houses more than 300 years old to restaurants that have been serving food for half a millennium, Kyoto has a rich food history that is still relevant today.

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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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23 Sep | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Okiniawa’s Centuries Old Pottery Alley

Shops are overflowing with hand-made treasures in a myriad of colours that encapsulate island life. Many of the pieces I saw were a blue that was reminiscent of the tropical seas of the region, and can only have taken inspiration from the surroundings.

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20 Aug | Gel Evangelista |No Comments

5 Things You Can Do in Japan That Will Make Your Trip Special

How can you make your trip to Japan even more special? Let’s get to know some activities that will keep you on your toes during your journey.

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15 Aug | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

2D Cafe – The Newest Instagramable Tapioca Cafe in Tokyo

Tokyo is in the middle of a “tapioca Bubble Tea fever”. Commonly referred to simply as “tapioca” in Japanese, you can find bubble tea shops around every corner these days. And when I say every corner, I mean it! But this new comer to the bubble tea scene is a must visit for both taste and a totally instragrammable interior!

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3 Aug | Kirsty Bouwers |No Comments

Sukiyaki: how and where to eat this popular dish

Learn about the iconic dish Sukiyaki and our recommendation of where to try a delicious version in downtown Tokyo.

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