Recommendation of a Chef: Rokurinsha The Best Tsukemen in Tokyo

David Chang Recommendation adweek.com/ In the midst of watching all the TV Japanese program about foods, I haven’t had the time to catch up on, I got addicted to PBS: The Mind of a Chef. Specifically David Chang -who has a wildly successful ramen restaurant called Momofuku in New York City. Narrated by Anthony Bourdain,…

Upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020

2020 Expected Design of National Olympic Stadium dezeen.com/ Tokyo will be hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics between 24th of July and 9th of August with the slogan “Discover Tomorrow” (Ashita-o-tsukamo). Most of the details are announced and main events could be happening at the “National Olympic Stadium” in Shinjuku. Six world cities: Istanbul, Rome, Madrid,…

Authentic Japanese Courtesans in Asakusa, Oiran Dochu Festival

April Courtesan Parade Asakusa Temple and the crowds during the weekend. Author’s photo If you’re ever in Tokyo in April, there’s a parade you can see for free in Asakusa. Asakusa itself is a traditional district in Taito and is famous for the Senso-ji, Asakusa Shrine and Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) with a lot of visitors…

Escapade to the 3 Gardens of Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

upload.wikimedia.org/ Talking about a refreshing atmosphere, there is a popular place in Shinjuku you can escape to while getting stressed from the routine of the city. It is Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (新宿御苑 – Shinjuku Gyoen). This is one of the largest parks in Tokyo located just a short walk from Shinjuku Station. Until the…

The Colorful Asakusa Samba Festival

farm3.staticflickr.com/ If you are in Tokyo, you must have visited Asakusa where you can find the Skytree and other major attractions. You also might have heard about the Samba Festival when you were there. Asakusa Samba Festival is organized every year in the Summer in August. It is similar to the Rio Carnival and it…

“Tori no Ichi”: The Day of Business Prosperity

police.pref.kanagawa.jp/ “Tori no Ichi” Fair is an annual event on the day of Tori (Rooster) that was established in November in Chinese calendar. This event has begun in the Edo Era and you can still see it to our days. The day of Tori comes every 12 days. And ordinally, the first day of the…

Kabukicho ” The Sleepless Town”

Location Kabukicho is one of the districts in Shinjuku, that was known as the entertainment and red-light district as it has many entertainment places shops, restaurants, Pachinko, Manga cafe, clubs with live music, host and hostess clubs, and love hotels. It is bounded with people from morning to night, for this reason, this district is…

Eisa Dance Fesitval in Shinjuku, Tokyo

What is Eisa Festival? dac.gijodai.ac.jp/ Eisa (エイサ) is a dance festival from Okinawa that is generally performed in late-July (the latest festival held on July 26) or at the end of Obon holidays to honor the ancestors and thank them. This festival is usually performed by young men and women that dance along the street…

Special Bread Festival Held in Aoyama

Just a few short walking blocks from The United Nations University, the Aoyama Bread Festival is a must for any bread lover. All forms of bread can be found ranging from loaves, baguettes, bagels and even doughnuts.There is literally something for everyone! Author’s photo The smell can be quite intoxicating. Randomly found this exiting the…

See the Best of Tokyo in One Day

My friends often ask me what my top destinations are in Tokyo and where I would recommend they visit, so I have thought about this often! Recently a friend only had 24 hours in Tokyo to take in all the sights and didn’t want to spend their day travelling. So below is my idea of…
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