Pescetarians (fish eaters) will have no trouble dining out in Tokyo or Japan but for true vegetarians and vegans, finding a meal free of fish extract (bonito), the main non-vegetarian addition to an otherwise vegetarian dish, can be tricky.
Category: Local Recommendations
May 14, 2013
There are dozens of excellent shopping districts in Tokyo – each offering a slightly different ‘flavour’. Here’s our quick guide to the biggest and the best
May 9, 2013
In a city like Tokyo where space is at a premium, Capsule Hotels are a popular option for cash-strapped travelers and local salary men and women who miss the last train home.
April 30, 2013
Shimbashi is a business district in Tokyo’s Minato Ward, with small, hole-in-the-wall bars and restaurants frequented by salary men and women. Sandwiched between Ginza and Shiodome, Shimbashi is famous for its tiny eateries jammed under the railway tracks and it buzzes day and night on weekdays as workers scurry to and from work, meetings and Yakitori bars.
April 25, 2013
So you have just one day in Tokyo and want to see as many iconic sights and have a many unique Tokyo experiences as possible? Better fasten your seat belt.
April 4, 2013
Don’t worry if hunger pangs hit you after midnight, most izakaya’s stay open until the wee hours.
April 2, 2013
As with all museums in Japan, free museums are often closed on Mondays and opening hours can differ. It is also worth remembering that some of Tokyo’s larger museums offer free entry to selected exhibitions or on certain days of the month.
March 7, 2013
If asked to name the world’s gourmet capital, many of us would immediately shout ‘Paris!’, but alas, this is no longer the case. In fact, since 2010 Tokyo has lay claim to this title thanks to its incredible wealth of Michelin-star rated restaurants.
February 28, 2013
It’s only natural that aesthetes, artists and creatives be drawn to Tokyo and Japan. The country’s ancient history and culture combined with Tokyo’s cutting-edge, kooky and adventurous spirit has spawned a visual feast of art, design, architecture and fashion.
February 14, 2013
Ippan Sanga is a time for citizens to exchange New Year’s greetings and see the Imperial Family, who make several appearances throughout the day to wave to the public from a palace balcony facing the East Garden.