Tokyo 2020 Olympics Preparation: Revamping of the JR Harajuku Station

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics is a largely anticipated event that will take place in a couple more years. In preparation for this grand event that will be watched worldwide, it had been announced on the 8th of June, 2016, that the JR Harajuku Station will be undergoing renovation. wikipedia.org/ The JR Harajuku Station is…

Dine and Experience Rock and Roll at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tokyo!

You will never get lost looking for Hard Rock Cafe in Tokyo. Just look for a giant Hard Rock guitar and you will definitely be able to see the main entrance. Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of restaurants which has been internationally known worldwide. It was originally founded by Americans but has expanded in…

Craving for Sweet and Savory French Pastries? Here are 7 Must-Try Galettes in Tokyo!

Galettes are a popular French flat pancake type dish that originates in the Brittany region of France. Apparently, crepes originate from galettes. They are usually made with buckwheat flour and filled with a savory filling and folded into a square shape with the ingredients in the center. Galettes have become increasingly popular in Japan as…

Celebrate Studio Ghibli’s 30th Anniversary at This Exhibition in Roppongi Hills!

Studio Ghibli needs no introduction as it is famous worldwide for churning out many hit anime films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of Studio Ghibli, there will be a large-scale retrospective exhibition opening in Roppongi…

Calling All Fans of Mamoru Hosoda’s Work! Visit the Tokikake Cafe This Summer!

Mamoru Hosoda is an anime director who is known for his works like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children and The Boy and the Beast. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of his award-winning anime film entitled The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, there will be a café called Tokikake Café…

Try Unusually Tasty Fruit Ramen at One of These 4 Locations in Tokyo!

I had never heard of fruit ramen until recently but this dish is surprisingly really good! This new kind of addictive ramen can be found in various places around Tokyo. If you want to find out where to try this interesting ramen variation, then check out the list below! 1. Papapapapine bakuroumati.blog54.fc2.com/ This ramen restaurant…

Haruki Murakami’s Books Come to Life In This Exhibit at Chihiro Art Museum

Kyoto-born contemporary author Haruki Murakami is one of Japan’s most well-known novelists. His books blend both Japanese sensibilities with heavy influences using his fellow writers as muses specifically Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac and Franz Kafka. Despite the Western impact on his writing, he is beloved by audiences in Japan where his books have changed the…
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