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[MOVIE] From Tuna to Sushi: Visiting the Tuna Cutting Show and Tasting Fresh Fish in Tokyo

Tsukiji Shows

The tuna cutting show is an event performed right in front of your eyes. An entire gigantic tuna is cut into parts such as otoro, known in English as fatty tuna, and chu-toro, semi-fatty tuna which is the delicious part that ends up as sushi on your plate. The fish used in the cutting show is freshly delivered, freshly cut, and freshly prepared. The fish isn't frozen once from the time it is caught until the moment it is ready to be eaten as sushi or sashimi. Savoring raw tuna at its freshest is a delight, especially after having witnessed how the massive fish is cut and prepared. A gourmet event such as this one is rare to come by, even for Japanese standards – so let’s take a closer look.

French or Italian? Select from Ginza's Best Restaurants

Ginza Italian Food

Ginza is famous among tourists and locals as a high-class shopping spot but it is also a heaven for gourmets: well-established restaurants, many awarded with Michelin stars, serve all kinds of delicacies to their guests. Let us introduce you to the six best French and Italian restaurants that are sure to become your favorites in Ginza.

[MOVIE] Happo-En: The Garden of Eight Views

Shinagawa Gardens

Famous in Japan for its wedding hall, Happo-en is, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, not really highlighted in traditional books on tourism. Yet, the “Garden of Eight Views” is like a peaceful and romantic oasis of green.

The Japanese Strawberry Buffet Experience: Get a Real Taste of Spring!

Shinjuku Buffets

When asking about Japan’s favorite taste of spring, you will get a unanimous answer: strawberries! To welcome the season of cherry blossoms, hotels all around Tokyo have a tradition of bringing this favorite spring fruit to Tokyoites and tourists alike – look forward to Tokyo’s strawberry spring buffets! From cakes and parfaits to macarons and muffins, look forward to a pink and red strawberry wonderland that is sure to get you in the proper spring fever mood!

The History of Buddhism in Japan

Originally, Buddhism wasn’t regarded as a faith but over time, Siddhartha Gautama who founded Buddhism and is also referred to as “the Buddha,” became a subject of faith, along with other Buddhist deities. It is often said that Japanese people don’t follow a religion, but funerals are generally held at temples, which of course are Buddhist facilities. Thus, Buddhism is deeply rooted in Japanese day to day life – let’s take a look at these roots.

[MOVIE] A Japanese Drum Experience at TAIKO-LAB

Shibuya Other Visit

Have you always wanted to learn a traditional Japanese instrument? How about one that makes you exercise in the process? If the deep sound and rhythms of the traditional Japanese taiko drums have always spoken to you, why not try your hand at taiko drumming with a dynamic class? As I learned at TAIKO-LAB in Aoyama, taiko is more than just making sound; it’s about feeling the rhythm through your entire being!

Choice Establishments

  • Akihabara
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Harajuku
  • Ikebukuro
  • Roppongi
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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