On the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: A Look into Olympic History

The anticipation of the 2020 Olympic games has already begun and Japan is at the centre of it all. They won the bid to host the 2020 Olympic and paralympic games back in 2013 and the excitement in Japan was palpable. I was lucky enough to be in Japan when they won and many people…

Entering Stealth Mode at the Ninja Restaurant!

A couple of awesome friends were in Tokyo visiting and being the theme cafe connoisseurs with adventurous tastes, they invited us to have dinner together at the Ninja Restaurant at Akasakamitsuke 赤坂見附, which is in the vicinity of the Diet Building and the Imperial Palace. I am no aficionado myself, having only been once to…

3 Places to Go for your Next Roppongi Pub Crawl: Craft Beers and Wings

Every izakaya 居酒屋 or Japanese bar you go to in Japan serves only one type of draft or nama 生 beer, usually Asahi, Yebisu, Suntory or one of the usual suspects. Because of the underexposure of the Japanese crowd to microbreweries, or just craft beers, these have become a relatively rare sight in Tokyo. Also,…

It it Soup or is it Curry? Neither, it’s Soup Curry!

Shimokitazawa has gained a reputation for being a hipster enclave, a kitsch alternative to the touristy Shibuya. However, with its self-proclaimed offbeat vibes and onslaught of media, it has gradually become commercialized and mainstream. Nonetheless, it is still a great place for an afternoon of food and shopping! tracydizon.blogspot.jp/ A friend introduced us to a…

Dine on Exotic Marrakech Moroccan Gourmet at Le Maghreb

Tucked away in the lush neighborhood of Futakotamagawa in Tokyo, is a gem of a Moroccan restaurant where authentic Mediterranean flavors may be discovered. Le Maghreb, which means “guiding light”, is 13 years old and is helmed by a Moroccan who has been in Japan for more than two decades. He also opened another restaurant…

A Look Back: The 1964 Tokyo Olympics

Five years prior to the games, much of the sporting world’s attention is focused in Japan for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But did you know that this won’t be the first time Tokyo hosted the Olympics? Around half a century back, Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics – the first ever to be hosted…

Visit Beautiful Volcanic Island Miyakejima

Miyakejima is an island in the Izu Island group, off the coast of Tokyo. It is a volcanic island, with a currently active volcano at the center by the name of おやまさん or Mt. Oyama. There is no big town or city on the island, but their government is based in Miyakemura. This area consists…

Yomiuri Land: Don’t Miss Out on Winter Night Jewellumination

One of the spectacles that makes Japan popular all over the world especially during the winter season is the scene of wonderfully lit illuminations that sparkle across all of Japan especially during Christmastime. Author’s photo Considering there are a lot of places to go to, why should you consider Yomiuri land as your spot of…

2 Amazing All Dessert Buffet Restaurants in Tokyo

Buffet-style restaurants have been a popular choice for many people around the world. There are so many buffet style restaurants: cafeterias, dim sum houses, all-you-can-eat restaurants, salad bars, open buffets and many more! But have you ever considered having a dessert buffet in Tokyo? yukimeshi.exblog.jp/ It is one of the best experiences you can have!…
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Banks Shibuya: These Melting Pancakes will Make you Delirious!

Fancy getting a bite and enjoying a peaceful time? why don’t you head to Banks Shibuya! Located in Duplex B’s 1F, 3-26-17 Shibuya of Tokyo, the cafe offers French and Japanese cuisines side by side. ‪おはようございます😃本日から #バンクス渋谷 土日㊗️のパンケーキTimeは11時からと1時間早いオープンになります⏰新作のキャラメルブリュレパンケーキを含め選べるパンケーキは全部で7種類となります!‬ ‪ぜひ皆様のお越しをお待ちしております #渋谷パンケーキ #キャラメルブリュレパンケーキ‬ #ふわとろ # A post shared by Banks渋谷(旧スコッチバンク) (@banks_shibuya) on Dec 8, 2017 at 4:16pm…
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