Tokyo’s Best BBQ Spots

July 13, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

The best barbecue is the one you grill yourself. You may think this would be difficult in the city, what with limited yard and garden space, but in actual fact there are plenty of spots around Tokyo in which to get your grill on. Sona Area Tokyo BBQ Garden This barbecue area in Ariake is […]

Museum of Yebisu Beer, Tokyo

May 12, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

  In 1887, the Japan Beer Brewery Company cleared an area of farmland in order to build a brewery where they would make, using German methods, their new premium beer, Yebisu. In the intervening years, the area which came to be named after the beer (rather than the commonly held belief that it was the […]

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 […]