Meguro

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…

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…

Want to Hang Out in Tokyo Without the Crowds? Check Out Gakugei Daigaku!

What are the first districts that pop into your head when you think of Tokyo (東京)? No doubt famous central locations such as Shibuya (渋谷), Shinjuku (新宿), Roppongi (六本木) and Ikebukuro (池袋) are some of the first that spring to mind. Of course, they are great places to hang out, boasting great restaurants, interesting shops…

3 Great Tokyo Spots to Indulge in Chocolate this Valentine’s Day!

February would be a rather unspectacular month if it wasn’t for that one magical day called Valentine’s. Spirits are high, with couples everywhere celebrating their love. In Japan, this is no different. The way it is celebrated, however, is different. Unlike in the Western world, Valentine’s day in Japan is not about showing some appreciation…

Meguro Gajoen: Grand and Flamboyant Otherworldly Palace

Built in 1935 and praised as the Showa Era’s ‘Palace of the Dragon God’, Meguro Gajoen is the first wedding complex to be built in Japan. The building includes wedding and banquet halls ornamented with traditional quaint handicrafts and vividly restored pictures, restaurants providing delicious seasonal cuisine, a museum which possesses precious Japanese-style pictures, a…

University of Tokyo Library, one of the Biggest Libraries in Japan

Do you like reading books? Visiting different libraries in Japan might interest you. Generally speaking, most Japanese love reading. This culture came from their interest in manga. Mangas are simply whimsical comics exposing different realistic situations in Japan even during the war time. This paved the way towards the Japanese reading habit. Japan is said…

Get to Know Parasites a Bit Better: Meguro Parasitological Museum

Humans are perfect hosts to nearly 300 parasitic worms around the world. Every day we come in contact with these organisms. Our knowledge of parasitic infections dates back to antiquity. The description of parasites and parasitic infections are found in the early human writings. free-stock-illustration.com/ If you want to learn more about parasitic topics, it…

Claska Hotel, designers’ hidden gem in Tokyo

“Mata ashita” can be literally translated into “until tomorrow” which in Japan is used as “see you again tomorrow”. Well, if you have stayed in Claska Hotel, I’m positive you will want to say it out loud! Claska Hotel is oozing charm of mid-century modern interiors with a Japanese twist. Claska is located in one…

5 Unique Destinations for Tourists

There are many places to visit upon arriving in Japan, that many people would recommend when asked, such as the temples in Kyoto, the enormous Buddha statue in Nara, or Tokyo Tower, etc. However, there are a lot of less famous places, that you may not have heard many people talking about, with a lower…