Q: What is it? A: An amazingly cool bar and restaurant in Tokyo’s Meguro area. With an amazing staff. And, first and foremost, amazing food. Quite amazing! Higashi-Yama is simply the best Japanese food experience I’ve had. Ever. It started out with a five-star bar experience. Make no mistake; the folks tending the bar at [...]
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Fresh premium pieces of tuna. Yes they are fresh. If you want to eat sushi that’s any more fresh, you’d better bring a sushi chef to the poop deck of your yacht. Fresh, was the word! Looks yummy, right? These pieces of premium quality tuna were for sale at the Tsukiji fish market. It is [...]
If it looks somewhat familiar to you, you may have seen the movie ”Memoirs of a Geisha”. A monk walks through a passage of torii gates at the Fushimi Inari shrine just outside of Kyoto. A torii is a traditional Japanese gate commonly found at the entry to a Shinto shrine. It is frequently painted [...]
Q: What is it? A: A special Japanese train ticket for tourists that will give travelers a pretty substantial discount. Can only be purchased through travel agencies outside Japan! You must be a tourist – and you must buy it in advance. Look at the little paper thingie above – it’s the best invention since [...]
Q: No ATMs? A: Well, let’s be fair here. There are plenty of ATMs in Japan. Loads of them! However, most of them only accept domestic bank and credit cards. The headline of this post is wrong. You will find many ATMs in Japan, but they a) will not accept foreign credit cards, or b) [...]