Artisan Coffee in Tokyo

March 23, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

The Japanese are fond of coffee, as evidenced by the “kissaten culture,” which started in Nagoya and is exemplified by Komeda Coffee‘s man and ubiquitous branches, and the proliferation of coffee vending machines delivering largely sickly sweet but highly caffeinated “coffee.” But if you want a solid espresso drink or even a fine cup of […]

Tokyo’s Most Unusual Restaurants

October 17, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

Fed up of the usual, humdrum dinners out? Do izakayas bore you to tears? Do sushi restaurants have you tearing at your hair? Do the countless Italian and French restaurants of the capital lull you into a sleepiness that would make Rip van Winkle blush? If so, then you need to find something with a […]

Talking Turkey – Thanksgiving Dinner in Tokyo 2016

October 10, 2016 by Jason Gatewood

Let’s face it: Thanksgiving is purely a North American holiday, meaning we shouldn’t expect much fanfare here in the Shutoken Metropolis on the third Thursday of November. In most parts of Japan, you would only have one choice if you wanted to indulge in the holiday feast — do it yourself… minus the turkey, cranberry […]

Japan-Indonesia Friends Festival and Indonesian Restaurants in Tokyo

September 27, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

As summer marches into autumn, the only thing that cant’s be stopped other than the rolling of time is the parade of international festivals held in Yoyogi Park. The next one coming up is the Japan Indonesia Friends Festival. Japan-Indonesia Friends Festival Officially named the “Japan Indonesia Citizens Friendship Festival”, this event is to celebrate […]

Tokyo Veggie Food Festa and Vegetarian Restaurants

September 7, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

As you are no doubt well aware, Japanese food rates among the best in the world. However, if you are vegetarian, you may struggle to find your needs catered to. Many vegetarians have found themselves offered the ‘vegetarian; option’ in a restaurant only to find that it contains seafood or fish. Even the fried egg rolls are […]