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Kappabashi: 5 selections of astonishing stores

Asakusa Lifestyle

Kappabashi shopping street is said to have in stock everything regarding cooking and restaurant equipment. On both sides of a road that stretches for about 800 meters, more than 170 stores are established. It has an astonishing assortment of cooking equipments from professional first-class goods to ordinary daily cooking utensils, which is nowhere to be found but on this street filled with specialty shops.

Carnivores, Rejoice: Roppongi's Four Most Meatalicious Restaurants

Roppongi Japanese western cuisine

As one of Tokyo's most popular late-night districts, Roppongi has a lot of amazing meat-centric restaurants to offer. From flavorful mutton to high-class pork delights, eat your way through the four very best meat restaurants in the area!

Discovering Shinto: The Meaning behind Osaisen, the Monetary Offering at Shrines

Other Visit

One of the many traditions of Old Japan that made their way into this modern time is osaisen, the custom of making a monetary offering to a deity, called a kami, at a <@Shinto shrine|a=article:a0000329?sc_lid=lj_article_textlink@>. People who have a big wish that they want to see fulfilled, such as getting married within the year, or <@changing their job|a=article:a0000956?sc_lid=lj_article_textlink@>, don’t they rush to Shinto shrines and make one such offering to the kami, the deity of the shrine, to have it granted? However, the notion that osaisen in Shinto is connected to praying for a wish is actually wrong. When researching the matter on the internet, the statement that “osaisen is an expression of gratitude towards the kami” pops up here and there. To confirm this misconception concerning the nature of the monetary offering, we asked at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine, as well as at the giant Ise Shrine.

Information about Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji Outdoor Activities

Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan standing at 3,776 meters above sea level. Located about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south-east of Tokyo, it is considered one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains". In 2013 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as a Cultural Site. Thousands of people from all over the world come to climb the mountain every year, with hiking trails officially opening to the public.

Survival Japanese: Expressing Your Feeling or Opinion

Japanese is a <@challenging language|a=article:a0000807?sc_lid=lj_article_textlink@> to learn, but that shouldn’t stop you from <@expressing yourself|a=article:a0000211?sc_lid=lj_article_textlink@>! Here we’ll introduce some <@words and phrases|a=article:a0000270?sc_lid=lj_article_textlink@> you can use when you want to express your feeling (physical or otherwise), or opinion in Japanese, as well as how to ask others.

[MOVIE] Learn, Make, and Eat with the Tokyo Sushi-Making Class!

Shibamata / Kita-Senju / Kameari Culture Experience

The LIVE JAPAN team recently had the chance to participate in a sushi making experience! During this small group lesson offered by Tokyo Sushi-Making Tour, we learned the history and customs surrounding Japan’s world-famous <@raw fish|a=article:a0000339?sc_lid=lj_article_textlink@> and <@rice cuisine|a=article:a0000453?sc_lid=lj_article_textlink@>, before rolling up our sleeves and making real sushi for ourselves! Best of all, we could eat all the sushi we made–and there was plenty!

Choice Establishments

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

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