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Exploring the Curious World of Japanese Curry: Top 10 Heat-and-Eat Curry Delights!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Grocery Stores

Curry is a national food of Japan. It’s a delicious staple meal cooked in households all across the country and each city is dotted with curry specialty stores. Of course, Japan also has an amazing selection of heat-and-eat curry selections that will take your taste buds on a wild ride without the hassle of going out to eat or making the dish yourself! Indeed, these little packages are so popular, their sales have surpassed the sales of curry roux for the very first time in 2017! Curry first came to Japan via the United Kingdom in the Meiji area and in 1968, the first heat-and-eat curry hit the markets as “Bon Curry.” Now, 50 years later, it’s as popular as never before! But what to buy? Let’s find the top 10 heat-and-eat curries at Keio Store to explore the world of Japanese curry!

Tokyo Events Calendar for October, November & December 2018

Tokyo Station Autumn

From the incredible Kawagoe Festival in October to the Tokyo Ramen Show in early November, to the spectacular fireworks and festivities of the Chichibu Night Festival in December, check out a sampling of Tokyo's top events below!

Say Hello to Kitty and Friends at Tokyo’s Cutest Train Station!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Pop Culture

You won’t find a train station more adorable than this one! The Keio railway company recently unveiled a new look for their Tama-Center Station, featuring some of Sanrio’s most popular characters, including none other than Hello Kitty. From the ticket gates to the station platform, and even a special limited train, I found some of Japan’s cutest characters in the most unexpected places!

4 Mouth-Watering Vegan Restaurants to Visit in Tokyo

Shinjuku Japanese cuisine

Although veganism is unarguably a rising trend throughout the world, finding vegan food in a country like Japan can still be quite the challenge. With fish being such a large staple in Japanese people’s diets, it can tend to be a hassle getting vegan food here—especially at restaurants! Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or just want a flavorful meal, we’d like to introduce to you some of the tastiest and most popular vegan eateries in Tokyo!

Trekking around Rebun - Japan’s “Island of Flowers”: Japanese flower guide!


Rebun Island in Hokkaido is also known as the “floating island of flowers” and is a garden paradise rising from sea level to alpine heights. I had a professional guide take me trekking on a course resplendent with unforgettable views of flowers, Mt. Rishiri, the sea, and unusual rock formations.

Tokyo Itinerary: What to Do With 48 Hours in Tokyo!

Tokyo Station Other Sightseeing

So you have found yourself in Tokyo with a very limited amount of time to spend. Maybe you’re here on an extended layover while passing through to another destination. Perhaps Tokyo is just one small part of your vacation to Japan. Regardless of the reason, one fact remains clear - you have stepped off the plane and the clock is ticking. Tackling Tokyo in just two days is no small feat; it’s one of the biggest cities in the world after all. Follow the winding streets through its wildly varying neighborhoods and you will quickly realize how easy it is to become overwhelmed here. In order to make the best use of your time, a well-thought-out itinerary is a must. For those seeking the “quintessential Tokyo experience”, look no further.

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