McDonald’s Turns All Class For a Day with ’Restaurant M’ in Tokyo!

The ‘M’ may not stand for McDonalds, but Michelin! In a country that prides itself on the most Michelin restaurants on the planet, it’s no surprise that even their fast food restaurants will go the high-end route. Welcome to Restaurant “M”, McDonald’s entry into this high-end dining extravaganza. This is not Mcdonald’s first entry into…

Enjoy the ’Fukuro no Mise’ Owl Cafe Experience, it’s a Real Hoot!

With cat cafes and bunny cafes growing more and more common both in Japan and around the world, it is only natural that a newer and more exotic animal cafe would emerge. In recent years bird cafes and especially owl cafes, have been becoming more and more common and popular. Fukuro no Mise Author’s photo…

Spend a Sparkling Christmas with Keyakizaka Illuminations

As winter approaches, Christmas illuminations are springing up all over Japan. With so much to see yet so little time to fit everything in, here’s a recommendation for a must-see Christmas illumination hotspot if you happen to be in Tokyo this winter! Outdoor Christmas tree at Roppongi Hills in December 2014 Author’s photo Roppongi Hills…

Harajuku, Land of Colorful Trends: 18 Ways to Indulge in Japanese Pop Culture

What do you think of when you hear about Harajuku? It may be a parade of vividly dressed “Harajuku girls” akin to the characters you might see from time to time in your weekly anime. Maybe it could be an image of the latest cutting edge fashions coming down the runway, or perhaps you visualize…

Satisfy your Fried Chicken Craving with KyoChon!

KyoChon is actually a food establishment from South Korea. When asking for recommendations on where to eat upon visiting, the consistent answer was to go to KyoChon. For the uninitiated, Kyochon is South Korea’s answer to fried chicken. But not just any fried chicken, their chicken is 100% from natural ingredients and is NOT fast…

Need a Good Cry? Let it All Out the Japanese Way!

Life is hard. Sometimes everyone needs a good cry. In Japan, where the control of emotions is mastered and people do not let their tears out except when absolutely necessary (only during public sport events athletes tend to cry when their team loses, especially young women, at least it seems), a good cry can help…

Step Into the Past at Shibuya’s Asakura House

In the middle of Tokyo, only five minutes from Daikanyama station lies a hidden gem. Who would have known, that in the modern city of Japan’s capital you could find a traditional Japanese house that you can enter, smell the scent of tatami, get in touch with traditional architecture, and see everything first hand? gaijingojapan.com/…

4 Recommended Art Museums To Enjoy a Day in Roppongi

Roppongi is a district famous for clubs and a place of choice for foreigners to hang out in. It is also infamous for troubles in the nightlife scene and as a rather dangerous place if you tend to get into fights easily. But it has a lot more than that: Roppongi has many facets to…

Shibuya Crossing, the Greatest Tourist Attraction in Japan

The Crowd The Shibuya Crossing or known as “The Scramble” in Tokyo, Japan is well-known as the busiest street in the world. When the traffic lights become red, expect thousands of people coming from different directions crossing in the famous Shibuya intersection. allposters.com/ Prepare your cameras to capture the people crossing the road, as it…

Eggcellent – an Eggceptional Place for Breakfast and Brunch in Tokyo

Eggcellent is a great place to satisfy any of your egg cravings. From omelettes, pancakes, to frittatas and even egg tart desserts, this place has you covered. With several locations in Japan, notably in Roppongi and Haneda, this restaurant perfectly captures the breakfast and pancake craze that has been recently sweeping the nation. The piece…
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