Celebrating your Birthday in Japan

I came to Japan last November, if there is one thing that I miss, it’s celebrating my birthday with my friends back home. But I won’t lie that I was excited to celebrate my birthday in Tokyo. Yes, my first birthday celebration in another country! I wasn’t expecting much, as a matter of fact, my…

Top 5 Kakigori Places in Tokyo

There is nothing like the summers in Japan. The heat, humidity and soaring temperatures are enough to keep one homebound. Luckily there is one yummy alternative to dying in the heat – Kakigori! Kakigori is a delicious concoction of shaved ice with some form of syrup or sweetener (usually condensed milk or even ice cream)…

Hakuza Nihonbashi – A Place Where You Can Eat Gold

Nihonbashi is a whole area in Tokyo that takes pride in “Edo Style” shopping. Literally translating into “Japanese Bridge”, it is indeed a bridge connecting old Edo traditions with contemporary style. Hakuza Nihonbashi definitely feels like you are are walking into living history. Hakuza Nihonbashi retaildesignblog.net/ gardenhotels.co.jp/ The store offers multiple gold products – from…

Fuchu, Japan’s Horse Racing Capital

Fuchu is a city located in Tokyo area and it has rich history and countless temples, parks and other sightseeing spots. But there is one more thing for which Fuchu is famous. It has one of the largest racecourses in Japan and is unofficially referred to as Japan’s Horse Racing Capital. It is worth paying…

Tower Records Shibuya – A Must Visit For Any J-pop Fan

One place that you can’t miss in Japan if you’re a huge J-Pop fan is Tower Records Shibuya! Tower Records Shibuya is a nine-story building filled with CDs and books. This place is perfect for overseas fans who want to get their hands on physical J-Pop merchandise while in Japan. Tower Records Shibuya is easily…

Kabaya Coffee – Where The Old Meets The New

The building that Kayaba Coffee is in was made in 1916 (isn’t that amazing?) and the actual coffee shop opened in 1938. Since then, this coffee shop became the symbol of the town of Yanaka and has been loved by everyone who visits it. After its opening in 1938, the coffee shop continued to thrive,…

3D Edo and haunted house: Tokyo Trick Art Museum

Odaiba Trick Art Museum Located on Tokyo’s artificial island Odaiba, the Tokyo Trick Art Museum (東京トリックアート迷宮館) will start tricking your senses from the very beginning! cutetravels.com/ You will find all the traditional things Japan has to offer: the Edo area, with a town, a sumo ring and even a tea house. Yet somehow everything seems…

Top Three Crepe Shops to Satisfy Your Taste Buds!

A crepe is a type of a very thin pancake that is oftentimes made from wheat or buckwheat flour. The word crepe is derived from the latin word acrispa meaning “curled”. While crepes are associated with France, they have captured the hearts and stomachs of people worldwide. Even in Japan. These are three places you…
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Souffle Brunch in Lauderdale – Best Brunch in Tokyo?

Japan, especially Tokyo, is a hotbed of international food choices. However, finding a place for a brunch can be challenging, especially with the language barrier. Luckily there are multiple choices in the Tokyo area. If you are looking for a unique break from the typical bacon-and-eggs-hash options, then Lauderdale is a fantastic choice. It’s been…
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