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Tokyo’s Best Burgers

Shibuya Fast Food

While there is certainly no shortage of delicious Japanese cuisine to be found in Tokyo, sometimes you just want something different. If you find yourself with a craving for a juicy burger, you may have to search a bit deeper. For anyone looking for an authentic burger place in Tokyo, this guide will show just how to find that perfect bite of happiness–and even some fries on the side! Whether you prefer a trendy California burger shop, a Japanese style restaurant, or chic New York style burgers in unusual flavors that are accompanied by a martini, you are sure to find the perfect burger among our list. Here are some of the top restaurants based on taste, popularity, and atmosphere!

Reliving the Massive Anime Success: Let’s Go on a Your Name. Pilgrimage in Tokyo!

Shinjuku Anime

Directed by Makoto Shinkai, the 2016 anime movie Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.), has not only become a success and phenomenon in Japan, but also internationally. Shown in cinemas all over the world, Your Name has won the award for Best Animation at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and in China, it broke every record for movie theater audience numbers of a Japanese movie – Your Name. has won the hearts of people all over the world, no matter where they are from.

Matcha: Understanding Japan’s Powdered Green Tea


From a hot cup of creamy latte that is enjoyed in the café just around the corner to the expensive, high-grade tea powder sold in organic grocery stores all across the Western world, we are no strangers to the term “matcha” anymore. What has once been closely linked to the almost enigmatic rituals and traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony has begun its triumphal march into people's daily lives, not only in Japan but all over the globe. While some might see the green powder as a thing mostly enjoyed by hip cosmopolitans or health-conscious hippies, others have already claimed matcha tea for themselves. While the drink is only now becoming part of people’s dietary plan in the West, in Japan, hot and cold matcha tea can be found in every vending machine and no one thinks twice about it. Matcha doesn’t only exist as tea, however. In Japan, it is an integral part of many a recipe, especially concerning sweets: pudding, cakes, cookies, sweet rolls, mochi, chocolate, biscuits, ice cream – there is no end to all the delicacies that can be enhanced with green tea powder. As opposed to the United States or Europe, for example, where matcha sweets are still somewhat of a rarity, Japan can look back on a century-long history with matcha. *For matcha tea’s definition and types, production, preparation, and snacks and drinks, please scroll to the bottom of this article.

What to do at the Top of Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji Outdoor Activities

Congratulations, you've made it to the top of the highest point in Japan, Mt. Fuji! But before making your triumphant return to the base of the mountain, check out all the interesting things to do while you are here.

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] Character, Harmony, and Elegance: The Art of Bonsai

Ningyocho / Monzen-Nakacho / Kasai Culture Experience

The Shunkaen Bonsai Museum is one of the most pleasant places that I have had the chance to visit in Tokyo. After a 15-minute bus ride from the Mizue Station, it is an oasis of nature around a beautiful traditional Japanese house. More than a thousand bonsai can now be seen in the museum, including 500 worth more than 10 million yen.

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  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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