Where to eat: Best yakitori in town

Where to eat: Best yakitori in town

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Where to eat | 0 comments

Where to get your tasty skewered chicken fix in Tokyo Best known as every Japanese oyaji‘s favourite beer snack, the humble yakitori (grilled, skewered chicken) is most commonly consumed in noisy pubs, at simple roadside stalls, or at various open-air festivals taking place year-round all over the country. However, the gourmet value of this simple delicacy is also widely recognised, best evidenced by the existence of Michelin-starred yakitori restaurants in Tokyo....

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Things to do: Have birds eye view dinner in the Tokyo Skytree

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Things to do, Where to eat | 0 comments

Timing is everything at Tokyo Skytree. in daylight the urban sprawl below just looks banal; at night, the city lights gleam with romance, but you can’t see to the far horizons. get there for sunset, though, and if conditions are right, the view can be little short of magical. The same applies when you pick a place to eat at the city’s most popular tourist attraction. At peak meal times there are waits of up to an hour. But arrive early or as the crowds are thinning, and...

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Things to do: Have your dinner blessed by a Koyasan monk

Things to do: Have your dinner blessed by a Koyasan monk

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in History of Japan, Japanese customs, Stories about Japan, Things to do, Where to eat | 0 comments

Monks have taken over the menus at restaurants in the posh Shin-Marunouchi building in Tokyo to offer real soul food. Throughout the weeklong Koyasan Cafe event, diners can fill their stomachs and their spirits with Buddhist-inspired dishes. Koyasan Cafe takes its name from the spiritual center of Japanese Buddhism, Koyasan in Wakayama Prefecture. Also known as Mount Koya, it is the last resting place of the eighth-century monk Kukai, the headquarters of the Shingon sect he...

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Former train station renovated, now offers a unique dining experience

Former train station renovated, now offers a unique dining experience

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 in History of Japan, Must see, Things to do, Where to eat | 0 comments

Manseibashi Station (万世橋駅 Manseibashi-eki) can refer to two closed railway stations all in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. One was a railway station on the Japanese Government Railways Chūō Main Line and the other was a subway station in the Tokyo Subway network. Both stations were closed by 1943, though trains and subway cars still pass through them. The stations took their name from the nearby bridge, Manseibashi. The railway station was located on the south bank of the Kanda...

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20 Tokyo ramen shops you have to visit

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 in Where to eat | 0 comments

From Jiro to Kiraku: the ultimate crash-course in Tokyo ramen Tokyo is a city of 100,000 restaurants, and sometimes it feels like half of them are serving the same dish: ramen. The nation’s most popular fast food comes in various guises, from simple, comforting chuka soba to rich Hakata-style tonkotsu and flavour bombs like the fiery noodles served at Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto. Rather than attempt to list all of the good ramen restaurants in Tokyo, we consulted some...

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Where to eat: Food worth the wait, restaurants and shops that keep Tokyo lining up for more

Where to eat: Food worth the wait, restaurants and shops that keep Tokyo lining up for more

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in Japanese customs, Must see, Things to do, What to buy, Where to eat, Where to shop | 0 comments

Once a year, around the time that Michelin publishes its Tokyo guide, headlines roar about this city being the dining capital of the world. And it is. But it’s not just the arm-and-a-leg, mortgage-your-kids dining scene that makes Tokyo great. The fanaticism for detail and dedication to fresh, seasonal ingredients trickles all the way down to the places we actually eat at: the ramen shops, the gyoza dumpling joints, the udon noodle restaurants and the confectionary stores....

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