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5 restaurants in Osaka for ridiculously delicious Chinese food

These restaurants are pretty cheap, yet so incredibly delicious! Osaka is known for amazing foods, and these surely contribute to that reputation even though they're not serving the typical Osakan foods we're used to hearing about.

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Sushi Tokyo Ten in Shibuya: ¥7,000 bang for the buck omakase course!

Sushi Tokyo Ten offers excellent quality sushi in a classy ambience for about ¥7,000 if you choose the full omakase (leave if to the chef) evening course.


5 Best Gyoza in Kameido, Tokyo! (Kameido Gyoza Guide)

The area around Kameido Station is known for its delicious gyoza (fried Chinese dumplings). There are so many shops in the area offering gyoza that we decided to make a list of 5 of the best to help decerning gyoza seekers. Enjoy!


Beginner's Guide to Ordering in Japanese (Restaurant Survival Guide)

If you're not familiar with Japanese, don't worry! This guide will equip you with the basic phrases you need to successfully navigate through a meal at a Japanese restaurant!

Beautiful, Local, and Delicious: Kyoto's 2-Star 'Sojiki Nagahigashi'

'Sojiki Nagahigashi' is a 2 Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto that serves incredible food which utilizes fresh local ingredients that the chef gathers each day. Guests lucky enough to dine here can experience kaiseki cooking at its finest while watching the chef from a seat at the counter.

Kyoto City

What was Japan's First Ramen Shop?

Japan's first ramen shop was opened in Tokyo in 1910. While that shop no longer exists, it is still possible to eat the same ramen that was served there if you go to another shop in neighboring Chiba prefecture.

Chiba City

Michelin Star Tempura Inside a Beautiful Ryokan at Kyoto's 'Tenyu'

Tenyu 点邑 is a world-class tempura restaurant inside one of Kyoto's finest ryokan (traditional hotels) that is delicious enough to have earned a Michelin Star! Despite the beautiful location and top-notch food, the prices are quite affordable, especially for those visiting at lunchtime. Don't miss a chance to try this exquisite tempura next time you visit Kyoto!

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Tsumugi: authentic Japanese cafe in Tsukiji with a temple view!

The cafe has a beautiful and tasty breakfast special that includes 18 traditional Japanese food items on small plates. Enjoy it while looking at the stately Honganji Temple.


Michelin Star Kaiseki in Kyoto: 5 Restaurants with 1, 2, and 3 Stars

Kaiseki is the ultimate form of Japanese cooking. A kaiseki meal consists of many elaborate small courses which showcase various cooking techniques and local ingredients. Kyoto is home to some of the very best Kaiseki restaurants in the world, and many have earned Michelin stars. This is a guide to 5 of the best.

Kyoto City

10 superb affordable restaurants near Shibuya station

Here is a list of 10 affordable really popular restaurants that you might want to try when in Shibuya. All kinds of foods are included so you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy.


"Gochiso Sama!" Etiquette at Japanese Restaurants

Wondering about the basic manners and etiquette of eating at a restaurant in Japan? Here's a guide to the most important things to keep in mind to ensure you have a great experience.

Why Does Ramen Taste Better On a Rainy Day? (It's Scientific!)

Did you know that ramen actually tastes better on a rainy day? The reason is that the amount of scum produced when cooking the soup is lower than on a fair-weather day. Why is this? Read on to find out


maidreamin Shibuya: kawaii maid cafe near Shibuya station

Maidreamin in Shibuya features a unique colourful decor, adorable animal parfaits, and maids doing wotagei performances!


Maidreamin Shinjuku: a nice maid cafe near Shinjuku station

No need to go to Akihabara! You can experience the kawaii world of maid cafes at maidreamin near Shinjuku station's east exit.


The Fluffiest Japanese Pancake?? Trying Comma, Coffee's Huge Pancake

Comma, Coffee is a popular sweets cafe located near West Tokyo's Hibarigaoka Station. Among the vairous sweet and delicious treats that the shop serves, the 'Castella Pancake' stands out as one of the most unique and scrumptious treats. We gave it a try!


Shimantogawa: outstanding straw fire cuisine in Tokyo!

Shimantogawa is a must-try izakaya for its delicious warayaki (straw fire) traditional cuisine and beautiful nature-inspired interior. Located near Hibiya, Yurakucho, and Gina stations.

Only 4 Ramen Shops in Japan Have a Michelin Star. Here They Are:

From among the thousands and thousands of ramen restaurants around Japan, just four have earned the special honor of a Michelin Star. In case you're curious, we've introduced those four shops below!

'Mankamero' serves Kyoto cuisine that was eaten by emperors

The 2 star Michelin restaurant offers one of the most authentic traditional dining experiences in Kyoto with its rare kind of local cuisine called Yusoku Ryori.

Kyoto City

Michelin-Starred Sushi Matsumoto: Akasaka's Finest Sushi

Sushi Matsumoto is a top-tier sushi restaurant in Akasaka, Tokyo that was recently awarded a prestigious Michelin star. The chef is a veteran with experience at some of Tokyo's most prestigious sushi restaurants who now serves some unforgettable dishes at his own restaurant.


Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Hokkaido to Add to Your Bucket List

Hokkaido is known throughout Japan for its wonderfully fresh produce and seafood. It only makes sense then that there are some truly fantastic restaurants here which have earned the honor of Michelin stars. Here is our list of 7 of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Hokkaido, including 3, 2, and 1-star resturants.


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