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By Liana Seneriches

For those fans of Iron Chef (料理の鉄人) and the newest iteration Iron Chef America, you probably already know the premise. It takes top chefs from each cuisine – French, Japanese, Italian, and Chinese just to name a few – and has them going up head to head against another...

The most awaited annual release of the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants has come out for 2016. As expected, Japan was well represented in the top 100. However, 2 restaurants from Tokyo made it to the top 50! They are RyuGin and Narisawa. 1. RyuGin (龍吟) theworlds50best.com/ In an unassuming...

Moving to Japan or even just visiting Japan for a few days can be a mindblowing experience. With all the myriad of sights, sounds, and tastes to explore, not to mention all the different places and activities to do, one can so easily get overwhelmed. But fear not! The...

Nothing can prepare you for the crazy heat and the even more insane humidity that Japanese summers have to offer. Cooling down in the air-conditioned local malls and shops is a great way to escape the heat. It was during one of those times that I discovered one of...

Starbucks (スターバックス) is unquestionably one of the most common brand names on the planet. There has not been a country I have visited that does not have one; some even have two stores in one block alone! For those who love collecting things on their travels – magnets, shot...

Japan is famous (or rather infamous) for their insanely hot and humid summers. I thank God daily for the ubiquitous cold drink vending machines and the “combini” or convenience stores all over Japan. However, there is nothing like a cool dessert to satisfy not only your sweet tooth but...

For those lucky enough to live in Japan, one knows how amazing it is. For those luckier enough to actually travel within the regions, one definitely knows how each prefecture can seem like its own country with its own customs, seasons, and especially food. One only has to...

Daikanyama is a dream location full of hidden gems. From pastries to restaurants to assorted one-of-a-kind knick-knacks (or “zakka”), this city has you covered. There is nothing like strolling through alleyways looking for the next treasure that awaits. Don’t let the big stores fool you, especially the flagship Daikanyama...

Why yes, not only is there an amusement park in Asakusa, but one so close to Senso-ji Temple! The Hanayashiki Park was initially conceived as a flower garden themed park in 1853 near the end of the Edo period, but it is now best known for being Japan’s oldest...

The International Tokyo Toy Show is only held once every two years here in Japan. Situated in beautiful futuristic Odaiba, the event showcases the latest and greatest in toy innovations and is in the perfect setting for it. Held free of charge during the June 11th and 12th weekend...

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