Best Restaurants in Kobe

Best Restaurants in Kobe

If you spend a few days in a new city, it is important for every tourist to discover the most famous and interesting sights of the place. Although the majority of the tourists go for these attractions, you should consider other kinds of sights as well: such as bars, pubs or restaurants. Tourists visiting Japan always try out at least one traditional Japanese restaurant, while the novelties for the local people the Western-style restaurants. That's why every large Japanese city has dozens ... [ read more ]

Best Cosplay Cafés in Tokyo

Best Cosplay Cafés in Tokyo

If you are a fan of anime and manga, then you surely know what a cosplay café is. But if you are not familiar with the term 'otaku', this article may be useful for you. Cosplay cafés and restaurants are places where the staff is dressed in cosplays (costumes which represent certain anime characters). These are usually maid and butler cafés (meido and shitsuji kafe), the waiters and waitresses are dressed in elegant maid and butler costumes. You may be surprised, but even males can be dres... [ read more ]

Top 5 Restaurants in Nara

Top 5 Restaurants in Nara

Nara is one of Japan's major, though not too large cities. From the point of view of tourism, Nara is almost an equal rival to Kyoto or Osaka. The eight shrines, the amazing Nara Park and the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara attract thousands of tourists weekly. Besides these, museums, Japanese gardens and other parks are significant sights of the city as well. Tourists visiting Nara have a large variety of restaurants to choose from. From popular sushi bars to cheap fast-foods to Weste... [ read more ]

Top 5 Traditional Japanese Drinks

Top 5 Traditional Japanese Drinks

Even though Japanese foods are more popular than their drinks, the traditional beverages of the Land of the Rising Sun also deserve to be mentioned. Just like in their cuisine, rice plays a very significant role and many drinks have rice as the main ingredient. According to some stereotypes, most of these traditional Japanese drinks  are believed to be bizarre and disgusting, but if you taste them, you may have a pleasant disappointment. If you have any opportunity to taste some traditio... [ read more ]

Best Cheap Restaurants in Yokohama

Best Cheap Restaurants in Yokohama

As you already know, Yokohama is one of the largest and most populated cities of Japan. Millions of tourists travel here to see the amazing sights of the city, not only from Japan, but from distant countries as well. When you visit another city or a country, it is important to plan your costs in advance. Luckily, hundreds of places can be visited nowadays, without spending millions on a single holiday. If you plan to visit Japan, especially Yokohama, you have several options of eating,... [ read more ]

Drink on Budget in Yokohama

Drink on Budget in Yokohama

The amazing city of Yokohama is located on the coast of Tokyo Bay and it is one of the most visited cities of Japan. Thousands of tourists travel to Yokohama to see the sights and attractions of the city. As every Japanese city, Yokohama is full of life and even the nights are vital and exciting. If you decide to spend some time in Yokohama, you should enjoy the city's nightlife as well. The city has dozens of pubs, bars, restaurants, discos and clubs which all belong to the nightlife of... [ read more ]

Top 6 Delicious Japanese Tea

Top 6 Delicious Japanese Tea

As everyone knows, tea and the traditions and ceremonies related to its consuming are vital parts of Japanese culture. In Japanese, tea is called chanoyu, chado or sado and the art of serving tea is named otemae. Chaji, the formal gathering where the tea is consumed, can last up to 4 hours, so if you decide to participate on a tea ceremony, be prepared and very patient! The list plants used in tea preparation is very long and diverse. Though green tea, served during most of these tea cere... [ read more ]

Best Traditional Japanese Restaurants in Kyoto

Best Traditional Japanese Restaurants in Kyoto

Kyoto is definitely the most traditionalist city of Japan. The beautiful temples, the popular Japanese gardens and the unique Geisha districts are all between the most visited sights of the city. Millions of tourists visit Kyoto every year, and it looks like they don't do it without a purpose. Kyoto has more than 2000 restaurants, including luxurious five-star restaurants, Sushi places, French or Western cuisines, vegetarian, Michelin-ranked restaurants, but cheap fast-foods as well. Thi... [ read more ]

Top Michelin Three-star Restaurants in Tokyo

Top Michelin Three-star Restaurants in Tokyo

Tokyo is a very big and crowded city. Due to its large population, Tokyo has approximately 100.000 restaurants. Besides the traditional Japanese restaurants Chinese, French, Italian and Indian restaurants are also available in the city. Usually French and 'Japanese haute couture' (Kaiseki Ryori) restaurants are the most expensive ones. Thus, 11 of Tokyo's restaurants are ranked as Michelin three-star restaurants (probably the highest ranking restaurants all around the world). Compared to... [ read more ]

Famous Japanese Rice Dishes

Famous Japanese Rice Dishes

Japanese cuisine or Nihon ryori is one of the world's most unique cuisines. It includes the most important traditional Japanese dishes. The staple foods of the Japanese cuisine are rice and noodles. Though rice is more widely used than noodles, both are vital parts of Japanese cuisine. In the history of Japan, rice had always been important. Once it was also a primary currency in the country. Dozens of delicious dishes have rice as their most important ingredient. The most popular Japanes... [ read more ]