Kagari- a gem in the back alley of Ginza

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Kagari 篝 is a not-so-hidden gem, found in one of the narrow alleys behind the main street of Ginza. They specialize in Chicken Paitan Ramen (鶏白湯), a type of ramen with chicken-based broth. The entrance looks fancy, just like a traditional Japanese restaurant! There is a line outside, so if you go during busy hours, you may need to wait … READ MORE

Cupnoodles Museum- a must visit for Nisshin fans

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Cupnoodles (it’s 1 word and copyrighted, did you know that?). The one and only, the world famous instant delicacy in a styrofoam cup. Are you a big fan? Because I sure am. You can guess my excitement when we visited the Cupnoodles Museum in Yokohama last week. Located in Minatomirai, it is one of the key features of the Yokohama … READ MORE

A short trip to Atami

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Atami is a city in Shizuoka prefecture, just 2 hour-drive away from Tokyo, known for its onsen (hot springs) and fresh seafood. The Tokaido bullet train has a stop at Atami, which makes it a great getaway spot for long weekends. Even though Atami is a tourist favorite, both for Japanese and foreigners, there aren’t too many thing to do, … READ MORE

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Tokyo

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Japanese food almost always include fish extracts/broth (aka “dashi”).  But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any vegetarian/vegan options available. We tried out some vegetarian/vegan restaurants, and here are our favorites! 1. Bon 梵 (Vegan) Located in a quiet neighborhood, Bon is a great little place to enjoy Shojin Ryori (Zen Buddhist Vegan Cuisine). If you’re looking for a restaurant with … READ MORE