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Hong Kong Week 2018: Get a Taste of Hong Kong—For 2 Weeks—Right Here in Tokyo!

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Never been to Hong Kong? Look forward to exploring the exciting city from October 29 to November 11 at the Tokyo Hong Kong Week! From delicious dishes to entertainment, culture, arts, and economics, Hong Kong is a plethora of charms and sights that all come to Tokyo for two weeks. Let’s take a closer look at all there is to taste, see, and do during the event!

NEWoMan Shinjuku’s Amazing Food Court: Savor Delectable Dishes from Early in the Morning ‘til Late at Night!

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Everyone who visits Tokyo will stop by at Shinjuku Station at some point, either to catch a train or a highway bus at the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal. If you find yourself with some spare time and an empty stomach, head over to Shinjuku NEWoMan and its amazing food court! It is open from 7:00 a.m. in the morning until 1:00 a.m. at night, serving you dishes, snacks, and drinks almost all around the clock. Each of the five shops has a unique menu and atmosphere to go with it, offering delectable gourmet experiences both day and night!

Light or Dark Matcha? Experience a Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony at Waraku-An in Tokyo

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What comes to mind when hearing the words “traditional Japanese culture”? For many, green tea is one of the most obvious symbols connected to Japanese culture. Green tea is strongly associated with Japan; it’s more than just a drink, it’s tradition. In particular, the ceremonial preparation of matcha, the powdered form of green tea, is revered in Japan as a traditional ritual that is preserved to this day. To the foreign eye, the Japanese tea ceremony has long been regarded as something of an enigma: fascinating, yet arcane. Even most Japanese people do not fully know the intricacies involved in performing this ritual. However, an increasing number of tea houses have begun opening their doors to matcha novices, offering instruction and authentic experiences to Japanese and international visitors. Waraku-An, located in Tokyo, just two stops from Shibuya, is one such place that welcomes both Japanese and English speakers the chance to participate in an authentic tea ceremony!

Rice Cracker Realness: The Top 10 Rice Snack Top-Sellers by Kameda Seika, Loved by all of Japan!

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In Japan, rice crackers are a beloved snack that dates back centuries and come in all sorts of variations such as arare or senbei. From salty to sweet, from light and airy to hard and crunchy – the tasty delights can be found in convenience stores and supermarkets all over the country. Kameda Seika is one of Japan’s most prominent and famous rice cracker makers, dominating both the market and gourmets’ hearts with delectable rice cracker creations. The company, its headquarters in Niigata Prefecture right on the Sea of Japan, celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016, still delighting people all around the country with both traditional and creative, new cracker varieties. With their wonderfully authentic taste and “only in Japan” uniqueness, they also make great souvenirs to take home and share with friends and family. But which ones to buy? Let’s take a look at Kameda Seika’s top 10 long-time best-sellers that have been loved and popular for decades!

Celebrate World Sake Day in Style! A Guide to Japanese Sake and Sake Bars in Tokyo

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Japanese sake, the national spirit born from tiny grains of rice. Also known abroad as Japanese rice wine or nihonshu, sake has become popular all around the world in recent years, and can be found in many stores, bars, and restaurants even outside of Japan! But within Japan, the selection of different kinds of sake can quickly become overwhelming. Nonetheless, a visit to a sake bar is a must when wanting to explore the many secrets of the unique drink – and you might just get lost in the mysterious world of Japanese sake.

The Complete Guide to Tokyo’s Trains & Subways

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Looking at a map of central Tokyo’s train and subway system can seem like looking at a messy ball of yarn. It’s a complicated web of JR East and other private railway companies, including subways – it intertwines seemingly endlessly, making it hard to understand for anyone who’s not a local. In this guide, we’ll help you understand and confidently navigate Tokyo’s complex train system. Let’s take a look at the number of train lines in Tokyo, what kind of lines there are, which of them are the most convenient for sightseeing, and so on.

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