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The cafes in Japan have branched out and evolved new methods in order to attract customers and to keep patrons having a good experience at the establishments. Today there are various types of cafes, including ones that offer additional services. These range from costume or theme based cafes to the ever popular animal based cafes in Japan. For the animal lover in everyone, yes, there are animal based cafés located throughout Japan....

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Tokyo has an overwhelming amount of things to do from temple hopping to trying out one of its many themed cafes. Places you absolutely must check out are Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, the electric world of Akihabara, Tsukiji Market, the famous Shibuya scrambler and iconic Tokyo Tower. These are some of the most important places around the city and together they’ll give you a good feel for the overall culture of Japan. However if you have...

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Kaitenzushi (revolving/conveyor belt sushi) is a popular dining option in Japan, especially among foreign visitors. With prices far lower than those found in similar establishments abroad, it’s no wonder customers line up to dine at kaitenzushi shops.   In Tokyo, two popular shops are located in Shibuya. Sister restaurants, Genki Sushi and Uobei are well-known for their vast menus and 100-yen dishes. Considering the price, both...

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When visiting japan, you will find that there are so many meal options to choose from. But before you return home, try some of these Japanese twists on western food, known as yoshoku. It will leave your mouth watering and wanting more. Hambaagu Served in many Japanese cafés and diners, hambaagu is the Japanese version of hamburger steak. Served with vegetables and rice or potatoes instead of a bun, this Japanese favorite is filling...

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Afternoon Tea Gains Praise in Tokyo

Afternoon Tea Gains Praise in Tokyo


Posted By on Jul 14, 2014

The Park Hyatt Shinjuku is most known for the New York Bar, which was featured in Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film, Lost in Translation. Located about a 10 minute walk from Shinjuku Station’s west exit, the Park Hyatt is a high-class hotel with a variety of restaurants and shops. What many visitors don’t know, however, is that it is also home to one of the nicest afternoon teas in the city. When visitors come to Japan, their first...

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How to Order at an Izakaya

How to Order at an Izakaya


Posted By on Jul 7, 2014

Coming to Japan for the first time can be both extremely exciting and stressfully frustrating. In Tokyo, the bright city lights and constant energy are mesmerizing to visitors. With so many choices of food, entertainment, and things to see, it’s difficult to know where to begin. When it comes to eating after a long busy day, visitors often find themselves at restaurants boasting English menus. However, no visit to Japan is complete...

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