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8 Things to Do in Ebisu, the Birthplace of the Much-Loved Yebisu Beer

Originally named after the renowned Yebisu (ヱビス) brewery the Ebisu (恵比寿) district hasn’t let go of its drinking tradition, now housing an abundance of bars and eating establishments that overflow into the streets at night. Nestled noisily between Shibuya (渋谷) and Meguro (目黒), Ebisu is a business district with a twist where locals and tourists…

6 Things to Do in Kagurazaka, a District Overflowing with Tradition and Culture

Kagurazaka is a small central district of Tokyo that is relatively undiscovered compared to the tourist-packed surrounding areas of Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ueno. With a heavy French influence, the main street through Kagurazaka is brimming with French inspired cafés, restaurants and shops. However, the history of this area dates back to the Edo period and…

Go Solo Drinking in These 3 Woman-Friendly Bars in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Japan is an awesome place for female travelers. It is safer and easier to explore than other countries around the world. There’s no need to worry about the people as they are nice and are always willing to help out. If you’re a woman and going on a solo travel to Sapporo (札幌), you can…

The 5 Best Ways to Discover the Japanese Country Music Scene

In a small Tokyo (東京) bar, people gather. The music’s loud, the atmosphere lively and the beer is flowing. But this is no ordinary tavern. No suits or cosplay here – just cowboy hats, tight jeans and belt buckles as large as the waist. It looks like Texas and sounds like Texas, but this is…

Experience the Height of Japanese Glamping at Unwind Hotel & Bar in Sapporo

Glamping is a shortened word for “glamorous camping” and refers to a type of camping that is more luxurious than traditional camping. There is no need to pitch a tent or make your own campfire or even go to the bathroom outside. Through glamping, you get to enjoy the outdoor without sacrificing the luxury of…

Have an Atmospheric Dining Experience Along a Narrow Alley in Kyoto!

When it comes to eating in Japan, dining doesn’t only happen in the open, wide streets. It happens in the alley, too! One of the most atmospheric dining places can be found in Kyoto. It is popularly called “Pontocho” (先斗町) which is a narrow alley lined with traditional-looking entrances. It is also home to many…

Is Gambling Really Illegal in Japan?

Gambling is a hobby of many and an addiction for some. As a native to the beautiful desert land of Las Vegas, Nevada, land of the some of the greatest casino/resorts in the world, I am well accustomed to the exciting, and sometimes seedy world of gambling. For me, seeing craps tables and slots in…

Mr Kanso: Weird and Tasty Canned Food to Compliment Good Japanese Beer!

Who knew that a bar that only sold canned food could be so popular? There are many canned food bars in Japan, but the most prominent of them all is Mr. Kanso with many branches spanning all over Japan. Mr. Kanso is the oldest canned food bar in Japan and was opened in 2002. The…

Go To Barcode in Kyoto for Karaoke, Dancing, Parties and More!

Do you love karaoke? Do you love drinking? Do you want to make new friends and have a great night out? Then I have the perfect place for you to visit – Barcode Kyoto! tripadvisor.com/ Barcode facebook.com/ Barcode is located right in the heart of Kyoto’s nightlife district. It’s a big, bright bar that welcomes…
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