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Best Japanese tea rooms in Tokyo

Best Japanese tea rooms in Tokyo

Serious tea lovers but also occasional tea-to-tellers may find handy my concise guide to Tokyo's most noteworthy tea rooms and shops… ...
Rokkaku: the first Michelin-stared Izakaya in Japan

Rokkaku: the first Michelin-stared Izakaya in Japan

Izakaya is a casual Japanese meal that, similarly to the Spanish tapas or British pub food, is made to complement alcoholic drinks like wine, beer, sake or spirits. At the ...
Cha Cha No Ma: tea from an expert with a bento lunch in Tokyo

Cha Cha No Ma: tea from an expert with a bento lunch in Tokyo

Cha Cha No Ma literally means a dining room where tea is served. Hidden from the sights of the Tokyo's manic shoppers in the narrow maze of shopping cul-de-sacs in ...
Sushi-Ya Ishiyama: exotic seafood in edomae sushi

Sushi-Ya Ishiyama: exotic seafood in edomae sushi

The youthful Japanese chef Takao Ishiya of former Sushi-Ya has worked at top three Michelin-starred sushi restaurants in Tokyo (Saito) before his  pursuit of his own seafood and rice-paved road ...
Sai: natural cuisine of Japanese chef with French pedigree at Myojinkan

Sai: natural cuisine of Japanese chef with French pedigree at Myojinkan

At Sai, not the Olympic athletes compete against each other in the international spectacle, but the Nagano natural ingredients accomplish their finest performance in the hands of the Japanese chefs' team ...
Entei Spa at Beniya Mukayu: zen in nothingness while soaking in Japanese hot springs

Entei Spa at Beniya Mukayu: zen in nothingness while soaking in Japanese hot springs

Japanese onsens, the natural hot springs, have been rebalancing the bodies and minds of the zen cultured island nation for centuries. Many of good health seeking Japanese people, who could afford ...
Japanese nature in Autumn

Photo essay: Autumnal leaves changing in Japan

Japan is famed for its glorious autumnal transformation when nature brightens up the skies with the colorful leafs ...
Kanda: the art of modern kaiseki in Tokyo

Kanda: the art of modern kaiseki in Tokyo

Kanda is not just a district in Tokyo and a name for one of its subway stations, but also the last name of a Three Michelin stared chef Hiroyuki Kanda ...
Japanese tuna

Sushi Yoshitake: the best of sea on land in Tokyo sushi

Yoshitake is an exclusive member of the coveted club reserved solely for three-Michelin-stared sushi chefs in Ginza. Serving Edo-mae sushi right in front of you, all matching the seasonally changing Japanese ceramics ...

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