11 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Staff of the Month August 2019: Jenkie from Tokyo

Today we’re more than happy to introduce you to Jenkie, from our Tokyo team. This month is a bit special because Jenkie is not a guide but she is very important to the whole company and our operations at Arigato Japan…

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4 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Eka Wong, author of the “Hungry in Japan” books

Today we are so happy to ask some questions to Eka Wong, author of the “Hungry in Tokyo”, “Hungry in Osaka” and “Hungry in Kyoto” books….

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30 Aug | Norma |No Comments

Recommended Foodie Events in Tokyo – September 2019

Check on the best foodie events around Tokyo in September! Delicious craft beer, Local Gin, Markets and Moon-inspired foods for the start of the autumn season!

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28 Aug | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Nanaya Aoyama Tokyo – Level Up Your Matcha

Searching for real matcha flavors? Nanaya is unassuming, so you can miss it if you are not keeping an eye out for the signs. The outside is decorated with a mural of rolling, scenic hills and a blue mountain (Aoyama means ‘blue mountain’) and a few wooden chairs are the shop’s only customer seating….

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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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14 Aug | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Tokyo Tapioca Land – A Bubble Tea Themed Park for Instagramers

Located in Tokyo’s pop culture and fashion district of Harajuku, “Tapioca Land” is a limited-time theme park that opened on August 13. If you like boba, if you want to have fun in a unique “Only in Japan” place, and you are looking for Instagramable places, you must add this one to your list.

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13 Aug | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month July 2019: Ryuichi from Tokyo

The reason why I became a tour guide was because I’ve been to a lot of countries by myself, experienced many different cultures and I really wanted to share Japanese culture with tourists from overseas through my experiences in both Japan and other countries.

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3 Jul | Kay Knofi |No Comments

Recommended food events in Tokyo – July 2019

July is here and we are serving up the best in Foodie-related events across the city! Check out our list and hope you will have the chance to eat and have some fun.

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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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30 Apr | Kay Knofi |No Comments

Recommended food events in Tokyo – May 2019

May is a fantastic time to visit Japan – it’s sunny but not too hot and there’s plenty of things to do. One of the major vacation periods in Japan occurs at the beginning of May – Golden Week, a culmination of a few national holidays. This year it’ll take place during April 28th and May 6th. It’s true that this means tourist locations such as Tokyo and Kyoto will be busier than usual, but it also means that there’s a lot of festivals and events!

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Every prefecture in Japan has its own regional and seasonal specialties. Okinawa has an amazing food culture of incorporating both traditional and modern ingredients. Okinawan drinks, food, sweets... even the local ice cream are all very special! #okinawa #foodieinjapan ...

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Working on our newest tour in Osaka! Craft beer, cocktails and bar hopping. There are great local, seasonal and delicious drinks to try! Stay tuned— more tour info coming soon! #barhopping #osakafoodtour ...

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Go, see, do and of course eat! Weekend vibes on our Japan Street Food tour. #hiddenspotsarethebest ...

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Old school retro vibes in Osaka on a Shinsekai food tour! Thanks for joining us @pierreblake ! Your luxury blog is a must read for travelers who enjoy great cuisine and culture around the world! ...

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