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Tokyo's Mouthwatering, Budget-Priced Seafood! Experiencing the Tuna Cutting Show in Tokyo's Tsukiji Area (Video)

Tsukiji Shows

While Tokyo's world-famous fish market relocated from Tsukiji to Toyosu, there are still many shops in the area that are packed full of the kind of "food entertainment" you hunger for while in Tokyo! Case in point: the tuna cutting show is an event performed right in front of your eyes. An entire gigantic tuna is cut into parts like otoro, known in English as fatty tuna, and chu-toro, semi-fatty tuna which is the delicious part that ends up as sushi on your plate. The fish used in the cutting show is freshly delivered, freshly cut, and freshly prepared. The fish isn't frozen once from the time it is caught until the moment it is ready to be eaten as sushi or sashimi. Savoring raw tuna at its freshest is a delight, especially after having witnessed how the massive fish is cut and prepared. A gourmet event such as this one is rare to come by, even for Japanese standards. So let’s take a closer look at some of the coolest spots you'll want to add to your Tokyo bucket list!

Only in Japan?! Get a Delicious Hot Sandwich While You Get Your Laundry Done!

Ningyocho / Monzen-Nakacho / Kasai Other Cafes and Sweets

Coin laundries are becoming fashionable in Japan! World Neighbors Café Kiyosumi-Shirakawa which opened in April 2017 is an example of this. It combines a coin laundry with a café and is so photogenic that it’s the perfect place to visit when you have a free day, take some photos, and post them on your social media!

[MOVIE] Navigating Virtual Airspace with Skyart JAPAN

Shinagawa Adventure Activities

Have you always wanted to fly through the skies while controlling a jet? You now have the chance to make your dream a reality! Skyart JAPAN offers hyper-realistic flight simulation for everyone from beginners to professional pilots. Take a closer look at SkyArt’s state of the art headquarters located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and see how I fared in the cockpit for my very own private lesson!

Tokyo's Best Budget Deals: Tokyo Discounts & Coupons! (July 2019)

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Other Shopping

Save money when you're visiting Japan - and get exclusive tips to some of the most interesting deals and experiences in Japan! Each week we showcase some of the incredible deals available at a variety of restaurants, shops, activities and experiences around Tokyo. This week we are excited to introduce exciting deals on meals, shops and rentals, sightseeing experiences and more—available only from Live Japan!! Don't miss out—be sure to check this page each week for updates!

Where to Watch the Game: 4 Best Sports Bars in Shibuya Tokyo!

Shibuya Food Entertainment

Rugby's popularity is picking up in Japan because of the national team's recent feats. If you, too, would like to see what the hype is all about, one of the best ways to enjoy a rugby match is to watch it live at the stadium itself, but there's also the option of cheering on your favorite teams at a sports bar with a beer in hand! Here are our top picks for sports bars in Shibuya that will allow you to do just that. We've taken care to include something for everyone, from casual bars that welcome solo customers to bars with private rooms that can be reserved beforehand, so that you can find a suitable place that caters to your preferences!

Ultimate Hakone Sightseeing Guide: Map & All the Areas You'll Love Visiting

Hakone / Odawara Rivers, Lakes & Canyons

You've probably heard of Japan's “Golden Route” - the standard route to take when traveling in Japan. Over the years it has become quite common with foreign travelers. We will cover Hakone, one of the spots located along the Golden Route, and its main sightseeing areas of Gora, Lake Ashi, Hakone Yumoto and Yugawara. First let’s take a look at the map and see where each area is located.

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  • Akihabara
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Harajuku
  • Ikebukuro
  • Roppongi
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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