By adam.ro

Relax at This Roman Style Onsen ’Terme Ogawa’ near Tokyo

Terme Ogawa is a unique natural hot spring in the western suburbs of Tokyo that is well worth a visit, due to its blend between Roman baths and Japanese onsen. The complex is located in Kodaira City, just around the corner from Ogawa station on the Seibu-Kokubunji and Seibu-Haijima lines, whilst Shin-Kodaira station on the…

Soak In the Baths While Soaking In the View at Miyazawako Onsen

Miyazawako Onsen offers a tranquil bathing experience with their outside infinity baths overlooking Lake Miyazawa framed by the Chichibu hills in the backdrop. Located in the west of Saitama, this serene onsen is easily accessible from central Tokyo in around one hour. From Ikebukuro take the rapid Seibu Ikebukuro line to the final stop, Hanno…

Rio Grande Brazilian BBQ: A Meat Lovers ‘All You Can Eat’ Heaven

If you’re feeling hungry and a bowl of ramen just won’t do or if you have a special event coming up then book a table at the Rio Grande and enjoy a Brazilian feast. Churrasco (Portuguese for barbecue) is meat cooked on skewers atop a charcoal stove and the custom, as is practiced at the…

Hit a Home Run Like a Pro at the Ikebukuro Batting Centre!

The Japanese may be workaholics but they also like to get out and about and have some fun. Evidence of this can be found throughout Tokyo where you will find countless game centres to enjoy arcade games and sports for nominal fees. One such place is the Ikebukuro Batting Centre which is about a five…
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Try This Authentic Peruvian Restaurant in Gotanda, Tokyo

Despite having more restaurants than any city in the world, Tokyo’s food scene can seem rather monocultural with plenty of ramen bars, gyudon restaurants, and izakayas serving up the same fare on every street. As good as Japanese cuisine may be, there are times when a break from the fish, rice, and noodles is needed,…

How to Buy Cheap Sumo Tickets for the Annual Tournament

The first of this year’s six annual sumo tournaments pushed off on Sunday, January 10th at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo and will run until January 24th. The majority of advanced tickets have now been sold but there will be 350 unreserved seats sold every day and the good news is they’re much cheaper than the…

How To Study Japanese On The Cheap?

Studying Japanese can be quite a daunting process, but help is never far away. Japan’s ageing population has many retired teachers among their ranks who are happy to take a Japanese language student under their wing and give weekly lessons for next to nothing. Usually, these community type lessons will carry a nominal fee of…

Experience Israeli Cuisine in Tokyo at Shamaim Restaurant

The standard of food in Japanese restuarants is exceptionally high, but sometimes you want a break from the raw fish, hotpots and ramen and Shamaim in Ekoda provides just that, with authentic Israeli food in a comfortable setting. shamaimtokyo.com/ In a change from the boxed in booths of izakayas, Shamaim has an open layout with…

Marukin Yakitori: The Cheapest All You can Eat and Drink Bar!

Eating out in Tokyo can be expensive but if you know the right places to go then you can get good food at a low price as well as a nomi-hodai (all you can drink) over a set time. A great place to have both is the yakitori (grilled chicken) chain Marukin which has branches…

Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Day at Hanasaki Spa in Saitama

Having visited countless onsens across Japan, few rival the hidden gem of Hanasaki Spa in Haraichi, a short train ride from Omiya, Saitama’s central hub. Omiya is easily accessible in just over 30 minutes from central Tokyo with the express Saikyo services running from Shinjuku. From Omiya, get on the New Shuttle and in ten…