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Tsuta Ramen: A Cheap Michelin Starred Noodle Restaurant in Tokyo

It may look like any bowl of ordinary noodles, but Tsuta ramen is arguably the finest ramen noodles in Tokyo. Rain or shine, no matter what the weather is like, you can always see a large number of people lining up outside just to have a slurp of their favorite noodles. Big Things Comes in…
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Got a Craving for Cheese? Shibuya Cheese Stand Has You Covered!

You know you are in the right place in Japan when you see a lot of locals lining up in the queue at any place. This applies very well in all restaurants in the country, even in a cheese restaurant. For cheese fanatics who can’t make a short trip to the cheese factory on the…

Chocoholics Should Not Miss Out on the Daimaru Matsuzakaya Chocolat Promenade!

Valentines Day is fast approaching and as expected, lots of chocolates will be pouring out all over Japan. However, when the demand for the country’s material manifestation of love overshoots the amount of supply, that spells disaster for all chocoholics out there. So, if you don’t want to be left behind, I suggest that you…

Edomae Sushi: A Tradition of Japanese Fast Food

30 years ago not many people outside of Japan have tried one of its most delicate foods: sushi. However, these days chances are that you have had Edomae style sushi at least once before. What is Edomae style sushi exactly? And how did they come up with it? In Front of Tokyo Bay   The…

Come See 40 Types of Arts and Crafts at the 59th Tokyo Traditional Crafts Fair!

One of the many ways to understand the local culture of Tokyo is through its traditional arts and crafts. Every year, several exhibits are held showcasing the craftsmanship of the Japanese and how such traditional arts and crafts have been cultivated over the ages. To promote local economic development and culture, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government…

The Japanese Coins: What Is So Special About Them?

The advent of e-commerce has facilitated the increase in use of credit and debit cards in Japan. Despite the growing number of electronic payment systems, cash is still majorly used for daily expenditures. Of course, larger denominations are majorly relied on, but coins as small as 1yen still have place in the economy. Japan currently…

Goroawase: Wordplay to Remember Dates the Japanese Way!

It is amazing how helpful rhymes can be when trying to recall dates. For instance the English mnemonic rhyme, “thirty days hath September, April, June and November…” allows us to recall easily how many months within a year have fewer days. In Japan, children also use the phrase nishi muku samurai (the samurai looking west)…

All About Ganguro, the Rebellious Japanese Fashion Trend

Such is the world of fashion. One day you’re in, and then the next you’re out of style. Once upon a time, there was a rebellious trend that went against the very concept of “white is beautiful” that is rampant in Japan, which is popularly known as “ganguro” (which literally means “very black”). How has…