8 Recommended Cheap but Great Bars in Tokyo!

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Bars in Tokyo

The perception of Tokyo bars as expensive is less true these days. As belts are tightened and recession bites, people have less money for entertainments, so many low price drinking options have sprung up. Nomihodai (happy hour) has long been a part of Tokyo bar culture, while the senbero[Continue Reading…]

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Restaurants in Tokyo!

8 Recommended Cheap but Great Restaurants in Tokyo

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Visitors may lament how expensive Tokyo restaurants are, but this is most often due to misconceptions about, or unfamiliarity with Japanese dining culture. You have to look to the spirit of adventure that brought you to Tokyo in the first place and seek out the chain stores, [Continue Reading…]

What’s Cat Cafe? 7 Interesting Tips About Neko Cafe!

What's Cat Cafe? 7 Interesting Tips About Neko Cafe!

I sometimes worry that people abroad might think we Japanese are all quite insane, not least of all when I think of phenomena such as neko cafes (cat cafes). I mean, it does seem odd that people would be willing to pay to sit around and watch cats, doesn’t it? But perhaps there’s method in this madness that escapes me. Let’s find out.[Continue Reading…]

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Izakaya in Japan!

7 Recommended Ways to Enjoy Izakaya in Japan!

In Japan, a traditional way to end a work day is to head to an Izakaya with friends or coworkers to unwind and let off some steam. Izakaya is a compound word from i – to stay and sakaya – sake shop. Izakayas originally are sake shops that allows customers to sit and drink.[Continue Reading…]

8 Useful Japanese Phrases to Order in a Restaurant!

8 Useful Japanese Phrases to Order in a Restaurant!

When you travel Japan by yourselves, it is important to know how to order in a restaurant. Since many restaurants don’t always have waiters who speak English well, it is better to know some expressions to facilitate the communication in Japan. I will tell you some useful Japanese expressions that you will use in a restaurant.[Continue Reading…]

6 Unique Functions of Restaurants in Japan!

6 Unique Functions of Restaurants in Japan

Japanese food is now popular all over the world. Not only sushi, but beef bowl, ramen, green tea sweets are also well-known even on the other side of the world. But when you come to Japan, try the authentic Japanese food at Japanese restaurants. There are a few “surprises” you will find in them. Here are some examples![Continue Reading…]