2017 May

Thirsty for Fruit Liqueur? Head to This All-You-Can-Drink Bar in Japan!

SHUGAR MARKET opened its second store in the Kanto (関東) region in Shinjuku (新宿) in the summer of 2016. If you are looking for a place to taste various types of plum and fruit liqueurs, SHUGAR MARKET may be the place for you! SHUGAR MARKET Shibuya shugar.jp/ SHUGAR MARKET has over 100 types of plum…

Hungry for Deep Fried Beef Cutlets? Here Are 3 Gyukatsu Restaurants in Tokyo!

If you’re a meat lover, you will surely enjoy the Japanese food called “gyukatsu.” It is a deep fried breaded beef cutlet similar to tonkatsu and is considered one of the trendiest dishes to try in the country’s capital city. Many restaurants serve gyukatsu. Popular ones have long queues as they are frequented by food…

Take a Break and Have Quality Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo!

Since summer in Japan is just a few weeks away, seasonal specials are already up at different restaurants in Tokyo. One of the things people look forward to is afternoon teas. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is currently serving its Classic Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge on the 28th floor. Everything is based on British tradition…

Stopover at Narita Airport? Here Are 3 Places Where You Can Freshen Up and Rest

Whether you have a stopover in Tokyo (東京) or your flight arrives super late, it is always convenient to stay in a hotel inside the airport. Tokyo has two major international airports, Narita (成田) and Haneda (羽田), where people come and leave Japan every day. Both of them have transit hotels near the terminals to…

Want a Cute Panda Cake for Your Birthday? Here Are 3 Places to Get Them in Japan!

Years ago, MILESTONE, the Western confectionery department within the long-established Japanese sweets brand, Fukuido (福井堂), began to sell 3D Panda Cakes. Basically, a panda cake is a shortcake shaped and decorated like a panda. Some TV shows picked up the cake as a trendy topic and it immediately caught many people’s attention. Back then, I…

6 Things to See in Sendai’s Gorgeous Hidden Treasure of Shrines and Temples

Sendai (仙台) is a beautiful city set within the prefecture of Miyagi (宮城県). Famous for its beef tongue, kokeshi dolls, and Feudal Lord Date Masamune (伊達政宗), is it a major stop on the Tohoku (東北) trail. Linked by shinkansen (bullet train; 新幹線), it’s only a 90-minute ride from Tokyo. Yet despite its fame, there is…

44 of Hokkaido’s Best Luxury Hotels and Ryokan to Stay at in 2018

Hokkaido (北海道) is the most northerly of Japan’s islands. Celebrated for its abundant nature and distinct four seasons, you can enjoy the dramatic changes in scenery from incredible snow-covered treetops in winter to beautiful white and pink cherry blossom in spring to cooler temperatures in summer offering relief from the heat of the rest of…

30 Things to Do in Odaiba, the Entertainment Island of Tokyo, in 2018!

Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, separated from central Tokyo by the famous Rainbow Bridge and accessible by monorail, subway and even boat. It is home to various small theme parks, museums, shopping malls, and boasts beautiful views of the sea and the city. It is a must-visit for families, friends, and…
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