By AppetiteForJapan

3 Ramen and Cup Noodle Museums to Visit in Japan

Ramen is a dish that is one of the favorites of Japanese people and visitors to Japan. This thick, comforting noodles in broth dish comes in a huge variety of flavors, the most common of which include miso, tonkotsu (pork stock), and shoyu (soy sauce), and can feature many different toppings including vegetables, egg, and…

Get Your Gyaru Style On at Cafe & Bar Ganguro

Themed cafes are popular in Tokyo, and it is no surprise that there is a cafe dedicated to a visually striking Japanese fashion style. What is Gyaru? Gyaru is a word meaning ‘gal’ (girl) and is one of many fashion styles found in Japan. The style has been around for several decades, evolving into different…

Fuji-Q Highland: these 5 Japanese roller coasters are not for the faint-hearted

Fuji-Q Highland is a theme park based at the foot of Mount Fuji. It boasts four of the craziest roller coasters in Japan, and in the world. Takabisha, Eejanaika, Dodonpa and Fujiyama are roller coasters for thrill-seekers and dare-devils, and they will definitely get your adrenaline pumping. 1. Takabisha mymodernmet.com/ Takabisha was opened in 2011…

Try 1 of 5 Alice in Wonderland Restaurants in Tokyo For a Magical Dinner!

Alice in Wonderland is very popular in Japan, and there are five restaurants in Tokyo inspired by the story. The restaurants are decorated with Alice in Wonderland theme, female staff dressed in Alice in Wonderland costumes, and even some of the food is inspired by the book. If you like Alice in Wonderland, cosplay, Lolita…

Shinjuku Robot Restaurant: a Feast for your senses

Shinjuku’s most famous restaurant appetiteforjapan.com/ You’ve probably heard of Japan’s famous Robot Restaurant. Located in the heart of Kabukicho – part of the suburb, Shinjuku, which is famous for its vibrant nightlife – the Robot Restaurant is an increasingly popular venue for tourists visiting Tokyo. When you arrive at the Robot Restaurant, you’ll be ushered…

Experience Hanami at Ueno Park

Hanami is Japanese for “flower viewing”. Every year from late March to early May, cherry blossoms come into bloom around Japan. Cherry blossom trees, as well as simply the blossoms themselves, are known as sakura. Sakura comes in several different shades, from white to beautiful bright pink. appetiteforjapan.com/ Sakura trees bloom for just a few…