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4 Super Reasonable Lunches in Shinjuku! Beefsteak, Bibimbap, Sukiyaki, and Roast Beef Bowl from just 500 yen!?


There are lots of inexpensive places to eat in Shinjuku, an area with many interesting shops and popular eating establishments. Here are places that have “awesome cost performance”, kamikosupa in Japanese, which basically means the prices are dirt cheap. These shops offer a selection of set meals at lunch time for individuals such as a sukiyaki set menu and a 150-gram beefsteak. They are also very popular with young ladies looking for a bargain!

Born in the West, Raised in Asakusa: 3 Long-Established Restaurants Loved by Locals!

Asakusa Western-style Food

Yoshoku, the Japanese word for Western-style food, does not refer only to American and European dishes. It also refers to such dishes unique to Japan as omurice (rice omelet), ebi-furai (fried shrimp) and supageti-naporitan (spaghetti napolitan) popular with all Japanese. Here are three long-established Yoshoku restaurants located in “the people’s town” Asakusa and loved by everyone.

[MOVIE] DRUM TAO’S MANGEKYO – a Kaleidoscope of Taiko Drums

Shinagawa Shows

Japan’s traditional drums, taiko, conquered video games, modern pop music, and stages all over the world alike. Ranging from small to so big that they tower over whoever plays them, taiko drums have held an important place in Japanese culture ever since the 6th century. One group, however, has taken the traditional art of taiko drumming and adapted it to the global style of the 21st century in the most fascinating fashion imaginable. Meet DRUM TAO and their Martial Art of Drumming!

Top 5 Must-See Places in Otaru!

Otaru Other Architecture

About 150 years has passed since Hokkaido was fully pioneered. Otaru, one of the leading port cities of Hokkaido, holds much of that history. The Otaru Canal in the port and the surrounding stone warehouses have much to tell of the city’s proud form of long ago, which paved the way to prosperity beyond Sapporo and the cultivation of Hokkaido. There are many historical buildings that still stand around the Otaru Canal from 100 years ago, which provide a nostalgic atmosphere that you can enjoy as you walk around. Here are some of the best places to check out during your visit.

Culture Walk with Morita-san: Exploring Japan's Old Silk Road Around Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao Forests & Mountains

Meet Tetsu Morita: he has worked several years for the French tire company Michelin. There, he hasn’t only served as the head at the Office of the President of Michelin Japan but also was responsible for scouting travel destinations for the creation of the Michelin Green Guide Japan. That means, of course, that Tetsu Morita knows pretty much every nook and cranny of Japan. He regularly takes his many international friends to hidden yet beautiful, intriguing places all around the country. This has earned him the nickname of Burari Morita, which basically means “Morita who likes to leisurely stroll around.” Today, this seasoned globetrotter will take us along to show us one of his favorite places not far from Tokyo, yet often overlooked by both locals and tourists. ※Please note that the places we’re introducing in this article do not feature multilingual guidance or explanations.

Japanese Slang 101 - Words that Japanese People Actually Use

When learning Japanese, it’s common to learn very polite phrases and sentence structure. However, after coming to Japan you might realize that the way people talk to each other is almost always completely different than that! While it is important to know polite Japanese, it’s always good to know colloquial Japanese as well! With the following slang words, you’ll be on your way to talking natural Japanese in no time!

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