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Tokyo Beer Guide: Summer Session

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Posted on June 1, 2017 6:04 pm | Leave your thoughts



Tokyo’s beer culture is growing and with Summer beginning it’s a great time to check out a few places. Our Tokyo beer guide covers four spots that provide beer-lovers with delicious choices and cool ambiance. Yanaka Beer Hall Located close to Nezu Shrine (根津神社, Nezu-jinja) and in a neighborhood known for old buildings, Yanaka Beer...

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June In Tokyo: The Lowdown

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Posted on May 29, 2017 11:04 am | Leave your thoughts



The month of June in Tokyo marks the beginning of Summer and it’s also when the rainy season peaks. Tokyo’s Summers tend to be hot and humid, but June’s temperatures are mild. Rice planting and eating bamboo treats are traditions that the Japanese associate with June. Mizu-youkan” in bamboo tube (竹筒水ようかん) Yokan (羊羹) is a...

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Haneda Airport Restaurants: Top 5

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Posted on April 26, 2017 12:12 pm | Leave your thoughts



Haneda Airport restaurants are excellent and the airpot itself is much more convenient than Narita. Tokyo locals actually go to Haneda just to enjoy the food, even without travel plans, which is a testament to the restaurants’ quality. The international terminal is also well designed and kind of fun to hang out in. The international...

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Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

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Posted on October 29, 2016 9:21 am | Leave your thoughts



Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki are Japan’s favorite street food. They both are heavy, naughty, and delicious. Once upon a time this type of food was only a Kansai regional offering, but nowadays you can find them everywhere. Takoyaki makers are common in home kitchens throughout all of Japan. Takoyaki (たこ焼き) The literal translation is “octopus fried”....

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