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  • Luke’s Lobster Rolls At J.S. Foodies Enoshima

    When Luke’s lobster rolls finally arrived in Tokyo mid-last year, we couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. The small corner shop in the posh area of Omotesando opened to long lines that didn’t seem to let up whenever I passed by. Who can resist that juicy, whole claw lobster meat tucked inside a […] More

  • 5 Things You’ll Miss When You Leave Japan

    You’ve finally made the trip to Japan! You’ve seen the sights, enjoyed the sounds, and ate all the delicious food along the way. But time flies like a stick of butter off a Japanese supermarket shelf when you’re having fun, and before you know it, it’s time to go home. We know, leaving is hard, […] More

  • DOMO Diner

    There’s been an explosion of character themed cafes in Tokyo recently, and judging by the really long lines, fans are eating it up. Popular characters like Gudetama and Pikachu have already had their time in the spotlight, but if you’re a Domo-kun fan, you’re probably feeling a little left out. Well not anymore – Japanese […] More

  • 6 Interesting Social Norms In Japan

    Credit: Joetsu Shinbun Every country has its own unique social norms, and half the fun of traveling is discovering what they are. For example, did you know that in many parts of the world like Egypt, Sudan and Bangladesh, straight men hold hands as they walk down the street? Japan has a few interesting ones […] More

  • Village Vanguard – A Very Exciting Bookstore

    Hello everyone, Shiori here again! 😃 Most people who visit Japan usually know Don Quijote, Tokyu Hands or LOFT as the go to places for shopping, because they’re full of cool stuff that are uniquely Japanese. Even if you don’t buy anything, there’s still lots of fun to be had checking out all the new […] More

  • Yomiuri Land – Tokyo’s Hidden Gem

    Last week we finally got our butts over to Yomiuri Land for the winter Jewellumination, after missing it last year. Yomiuri Land is a scenic amusement park set on the hillsides of Inagi, Tokyo that’s been around since 1964. On a good day you can enjoy views of Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree and Mt. Fuji, […] More

  • Kawasaki Warehouse

    When I was a kid I used to sneak out of school to play at the local arcade. I’d run up to the door, open it up to a blast of smoky air and trot along the sticky concrete floor to the Street Fighter 2 machine. Good old days. Kawasaki Warehouse brought back that same […] More

  • Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!

    Can you smell it? The scent of fresh fried chicken everywhere. Around every street corner, wafting out from every restaurant and convenience store. In Japan, that can only mean one thing – it’s Christmas! We hope your tummies are full, and your spirit filled with lots of joy and happiness this holiday season! As we […] More

  • Ippudo Ramen – Tonkotsu Ramen Made Right

    There are 3 basic types of ramen in Japan – pork based tonkotsu, soy sauce based shoyu and salt based shio. I’m not a big fan of tonkotsu because it tends to be too rich and greasy for my liking – the first glorious mouthfuls quickly fade into grueling last bites. But Ippudo has managed […] More

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