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Tokyo’s rise of the premium BBQ sites

July 27, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

As long as we have known fire, we’ve also known barbecue. Most of humanity would agree that there’s nothing beating a few pieces of meat and/or veg on the grill, with the smoke from the coals helping to give it a flavor that’s unmistakably summertime. We Tokyoites have it rough however: even if we are […]

Bon Odori Dancing Festivals in Tokyo

July 27, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Obon is an annual event where Buddhists and Confucians celebrate their ancestors.  Buddhists and many Japanese people in general believe that every year during Obon their ancestor’s spirits will return from “beyond the grave” for three days to visit with relatives they left behind. The highlight of summer in Japan is the Obon holiday season, when […]

Tokyo’s Beer Gardens

July 25, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

It could be argued that one of the greatest things on Earth is sitting outside on a warm summer’s day with an ice cold beer. Being from the south west of England I am used to having a pub on every corner, and almost all of them will have a garden of some kind for […]

The Perfect Mexican Food In Tokyo

July 25, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Tokyo has been named “World’s Greatest Food City” numerous times and at last count is home to no less than 226 Michelin-starred restaurants. More than just ramen, udon, and tonkatsu places, you can find pretty much whatever a human can consume if you search hard enough in the Metropolis. But just because you can find […]

Buying Summer Yukata in Tokyo

July 20, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

If you have ever been to a summer fireworks festival around Tokyo you may have noticed many people wearing traditional Japanese dress and wondered what was going on. Well, summer festivals are a time when Japanese and foreigners alike can wear yukata, a summer and informal variant of the famous kimono. What is Yukata? The word ‘yukata’ means […]

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