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DINING

A First-timer's Guide to Shinjuku's Golden Gai

A First-timer's Guide to Shinjuku's Golden Gai

Golden Gai is said to have started around 1950 when the black market that had arisen in front of Shinjuku Station moved and, in this new area, a numbe...

Go Before It's Gone: A Visit to Tsukiji Market

Go Before It's Gone: A Visit to Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji is a large wholesale market that handles much of the fresh fish and produce that makes its way int...

From gold leaf sweets to retro variety stores, explore more of Kanazawa by rental bike!

From gold leaf sweets to retro variety stores, explore more of Kanazawa by rental bike!

There's so much to see in the town of Kanazawa. Although exploring Kanazawa by bus is very convenien...

Coming Together Over Coriander at Paxi House Tokyo

Coming Together Over Coriander at Paxi House Tokyo

My first real memory of coriander was in New York at a Mexican restaurant. A friend of mine decided to spli...

Enjoy Open-Faced Sandwiches and Flowers at Nicolai Bergmann Nomu

Enjoy Open-Faced Sandwiches and Flowers at Nicolai Bergmann Nomu

There's one name that's causing quite a stir in the world of floral design: Nicolai Bergmann. I...

Travel Down a Mysterious Alleyway to Reach Entotsu Coffee Sha, a Hidden Kyoto Cafe

Entotsu Coffee Sha, a Hidden Kyoto Cafe

Maboroshi Koji Higashi-iru Entotsu Coffee Sha opened spring of 2016 in Kyoto's Nishijin area. The ...

Get Some Quality Time with Hedgehogs at HARRY, a Hedgehog Cafe in Roppongi

Get Some Quality Time with Hedgehogs at HARRY, a Hedgehog Cafe in Roppongi

Cafes at which you can interact with animals like cat cafes are very popular in Japan, but right now there...

Thick, Fresh Pancakes from the Popular uzna omom b one in Harajuku

Thick, Fresh Pancakes from the Popular uzna omom b one in Harajuku

Tucked away on Harajuku Cat Street are two popular cafes: uzna omom and its second store uzna omom b one. T...

Enjoy “only what’s really good” at Chocolate Laboratory in Osaka

Enjoy “only what’s really good” at Chocolate Laboratory in Osaka

Chihiro is a sweets reporter. As such, he has covered a lot of ground chiefly in the Kansai and Kanto regio...

Nabe-ryori: an Introduction to Japanese Hot Pots

Nabe Ryori: an Introduction to Japanese Hot Pot

The word nabe has two meanings in Japanese. The first is pot. The second is the kinds of meals cooked in sai...

Starry Cafe

Starry Cafe: the planetarium cafe inside Haneda Airport

Did you know you can gaze up at a starry sky while in Haneda Airport in their planetarium cafe? Not only is i...