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Checking Out Japanese Food Culture at the Real Izakaya Nobu - Now Open at Tokyo's Asakusa Samurai Stall!

Asakusa Other Japanese Food

No matter where you’re from and no matter who you are, the Real Izakaya Nobu welcomes you with open arms! Enjoy the dishes that conquered the hearts and stomachs of the characters of Isekai Izakaya ~Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu~, the latest gourmet hit anime showcasing Japan’s delicious pub culture. The best part about this? They’re vegetarian, vegan, and halal!

Solo traveling to Japan? 3 pubs in Tokyo recommended for female travelers!

Ueno Izakaya

This time, we wanted to focus on our female travel friends who seek to dip their toes in Japan’s fun izakaya culture. With Ueno Park, Ameyokocho, and numerous museums, Ueno - a neighborhood on Tokyo's east side - has a ton of unique and fun sightseeing spots to offer! After a long day of exploring the charms of the area, nothing is better than a couple of cold drinks in the evening. Ueno is a lively town filled with numerous traditional Japanese pubs called izakaya, making the choice of where to go for one – or more – last drinks before heading home. Here are our three recommendations, to be enjoyed with your friends or all by yourself!

Kurayami Gohan – Experiencing the Dinner in the Dark

Asakusa Culture Experience

It was time, the day had finally come: once more I stood in front of the modern building that was Ryokusen-ji. From the outside, you likely wouldn’t guess that a calm and atmospheric Buddhist temple awaited behind the big sliding doors – and a one of a kind experience along with it. I had waited several weeks to be a part of Kurayami Gohan, or the Dinner in the Dark, hosted by the temple’s head monk Kakuho Aoe, who also goes by the nickname of the Cooking Monk. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him before my actual Buddhist dinner experience, learning of the philosophy of the event and of the multitalented monk himself.

Taking a Break in Shinjuku: Four Secret Spots to Rest, Relax, and Refresh Yourself

Shinjuku Discount Stores

Shinjuku is famous for its neon lights and one of Tokyo's most busy and bustling neighborhoods. This exciting place is fun to explore, but after hours of colorful sightseeing, you'll find yourself craving a quiet place where you can relax. Let us show you Shinjuku's secret spots to kick back and relax at, from lush rooftop gardens to natural hot springs!

Fall in Japan is the Best! 10 Reasons We Love Autumn in Tokyo

Harajuku Autumn

Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Tokyo! The city dyed in hues of red, orange and yellow. The humidity and heat of the summer give way to more temperate weather where strolling the streets through the day no longer leave you feeling like you’ve just hit the gym. It’s the season when rice is harvested, mackerel swim south and a myriad of celebrations through the country leave locals and anyone who visits in a perpetual sense of festivity.

Emergency Info: What to Do When You Get Sick or Injured in Japan

Other Sightseeing

Getting injured or sick is the last thing you need while traveling abroad. Still, sometimes it does happen and getting the help and care you need can be quite the ordeal in a country with different language and culture. Still, there’s no need to panic: from smaller discomforts such as jetlag to being in an accident, here is everything you need to know when getting sick or injured in Japan

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