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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11 Jul | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

OSUSUME Japan – Wagyu to Worldwide: Delicious Matsusaka beef burgers in Tokyo

When we heard that a new burger restaurant opened in Tokyo, it caught our attention. BUT when we heard that this restaurant specialized in Matsusaka (a type of wagyu) Beef Burgers, we felt the urge to go there and try for ourselves!

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12 Jun | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Where to stay in Japan – Tokyo Family Stays

All of our homes are a “home away from home” and offer comfortable western beds, fully equipped kitchens for western cooking and multiple internet and cable TV options. Plus they are fully family friendly with kids bedding, toys, books, and dishes. “We think about the needs of traveling with a young family and elderly grandparents or extended family and friends and create exceptional guest experiences with this in mind. This allows for our guests to enjoy the amazing Japanese experiences that Tokyo has to offer outside the home and then come home to a welcoming and familiar environment to rest.

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22 Feb | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Ask our guides: best places to visit in Winter in the Kansai area

To celebrate the last cold days of winter, this month we asked our beloved, adventurous guides Hiroe and Yuko what are their favorite places to visit during the coldest seasons in the Kansai area.

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23 Oct | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Expat in Japan Interview – 10 questions to Amelie Marie in Tokyo

From our Expat Series— “The first time I travelled to Japan was in 2007. Although I was familiar with the culture and the scenery thanks to Japanese animation, manga and generally speaking, thanks to Japanese pop culture, I must tell I was in shock during my first days in Tokyo! I come from a relatively small French town, so the vastness of Tokyo, the tall buildings, the super urban sceneries surprised me.”

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Stay Tuned On our feed for Halloween’s cutest snacks from Japan #halloweeninjapan #loveatfirstbite #japanesesnacks ...

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Things will be getting back to crazy-busy-normal again in Tokyo! Thank you to all our guests who were flexible with their food tour schedules this weekend during #typhoonhagibis all our guides and partners are safe and we are working to restore our tour schedule now! (Also thanks to @brianmayroam for this great clip from our Shibuya #foodtour ) ...

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For our friends and guests traveling in Japan during #typhoonhagibis multilingual emergency 🚨 information available number is: 050-3816-2787. Information on evacuation areas will be provided on mobile phone apps and social media. Additional staff with foreign language abilities have been deployed at major airports. Emergency power sources and mobile phone chargers are being set up at tourist information centers across the country. ...

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