Home Tags Tokyo

Tag: tokyo

Umi No Hi Festival A Different Way to Experience Tokyo in the Summer

The Umi No Hi festival is celebrated by decorating the beach of Odaiba Bay with paper lanterns. The event name itself is interesting as it plays on the same sound of hi, which means both lantern, as in “Lantern of the Sea,” and day,...

The Retro Post-War Izakaya of Hoppy Dori, Asakusa

Asakusa found prosperity in the Edo era. A veritable playground for rice dealers, merchants, lowly officials and samurai, it was the go-to place to catch a show, grab a bite or simply drink the night away. Of course, its heyday sadly came...

Head To Toriyoshi For Some Juicy, Smoky, High-Quality Yakitori

Many cultures have something similar to yakitori in their cuisine—meat or vegetables threaded onto a stick and cooked over fire. When you think about it, it’s quite primitive. But, there’s really no denying its greatness. I think the secret to yakitori’s success...

Catch your own meal at Zauo Fishing Restaurant Tokyo

Japan is synonymous with sushi. Every day, thousands of fisherman take to the seas, bays and rivers in search of the highest quality seafood. And every day that seafood makes its way to the markets, restaurants and tables here and abroad. Tourists...

Tokyo Tower vs. Tokyo Skytree: Why Age Reigns Supreme

Tokyo Tower
Tokyo’s skyline is locked in an epic battle between two towers. The reigning champion, Tokyo Tower, rules the South. The challenger, Tokyo Skytree, holds dominion over the East. Visitors to Tokyo will often find themselves torn between the two, uncertain of which...

Classic Burgers at Golden Brown, Nakameguro

tokyo-burger-golden-brown-best-nakameguro-higashiyama-header
Tokyo is home to plenty of burger joints; of which I’m slowly making my way through, one bun at a time. An online search returns an array of near-identical burgers which would indicate a lack of variety....

Could ‘American’ Be The Biggest Sandwich In Tokyo?

american-sandwich-tokyo-ginza
Ginza, Tokyo. An upscale neighbourhood all about high-end shopping and dining. As such, many cuisines have been introduced and taken off in the area, one of which, surprisingly, is the humble sandwich. Why sandwiches in Ginza, you may wonder. According to a veteran bartender,...

Zōjōji Temple, underneath Tokyo Tower, is full of great local history!

If you’re only going to visit a few religious sites in Tokyo, put Zōjōji Temple on the list. For the devout, it holds importance as the main temple of the Jōdo-shū Chinzei sect of Buddhism in the Kantō region. For everyone else,...

Rockabillies, Dogs in Turtlenecks and Soothing Nature at Yoyogi Park

Whenever someone visits Tokyo, I’m quick to recommend slotting Yoyogi Park into their Shibuya or Harajuku plans. I’m convinced there’s no better tonic for the weary urban traveller, particularly when the sun is shining. Now, I know what you’re thinking, you’ve seen...

Tobusakana—A Local Seafood Izakaya in Shimokitazawa

Mixed sashimi platter at Tobusakana
Shimokitazawa is known for vintage fashion, soup curry, and cafes. The unceasing renovation and construction has changed the face of this youth enclave in the last few years, and many beloved shops have now shuttered. Luckily there are still some great local...

MOST POPULAR

HOT NEWS