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I personally think that chiffon cakes are a staple baking recipe to have in one's arsenal for baking. However, it’s actually pretty difficult to get these cakes to be fluffy and moist. Chiffon cake is my all-time favorite kind of cake because you can prepare them in any way...

Do you want to stay in the central area of Tokyo while experiencing traditional and modern comfort at the same time? Located just 3 minutes away from JR Suidobashi (水道橋) Station is Hotel Niwa Tokyo (庭のホテル東京). It is popular for its location as it is near attraction sites such...

People often associate Japan with advanced technology that has been shaping the world. From gadgets and appliances found at home to infrastructures and robots, just to name a few, Japanese companies continue to create and develop sophisticated and high-technological innovations in the hope that these creations would be of...

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Tokyo (東京), there is a town in the eastern part of the city where you can slow down and relax. If you want to experience a "shitamachi" or a traditional downtown Japanese neighborhood, Shibamata (柴又) is a must-visit place for you. About the Town Shibamata...

Are you a fan of the ukiyo-e superstar, Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)? He is a world-renowned Japanese artist of the Edo period. A museum known as the Sumida Hokusai Museum (すみだ北斎美術館) has recently opened in November 2016, which is a dedication to his artworks and masterpieces. It has been designed...

The Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) are a group of 30 islands located about a thousand kilometers away from Tokyo (東京) to the south of Izu Islands (伊豆諸島). These are also known as Bonin Islands (ボニン諸島) which translates to "uninhabited islands" in Japanese. The archipelago is a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

A must-visit tourist site in Tokyo (東京) is SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory – an observation deck located in Sunshine City in Ikebukuro (池袋) – which is a traveler’s delight. If you have ever experienced any views from other observation decks maybe in Tokyo or around the world, let me...

Last October 2016, the iconic MOTIF RESTAURANT & BAR collaborated with Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi in providing limited edition cocktails served in exquisite Carlo Moretti glasses. Everything that was served was inspired by the vibrant and playful flavors of Italy mixed with a Japanese twist. It was...

Fukagawa (深川), an area on the east side of the Sumida River (隅田川) in Tokyo (東京) was home to merchants and the working class during the Edo period. Geographically located on low ground level (reclaimed marshland) and populated by the lower class, it was aptly known as "Low...

It is now less than a month until Christmas 2016, and I personally think that one of the most important aspects of Christmas, apart from getting together with family and friends, is the Christmas cake. With the slightly recently renovated Tokyo (東京) Station, there is now a large department...

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