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Udon Noodle Immersion in Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture

A few stops down from Shinjuku on the Keio New Line lies the inconspicuous neighborhood of Hatagaya. It may not look like much upon arrival but make your way down Nishihara Shotengai…

Nakameguro, just two stations from Shibuya on the Toyoko Line, is mostly known for its gorgeous riverside cherry blossoms and high-end bars and restaurants. A frequent hangout for Japanese celebrities, it’s no…

A city as big as Tokyo means it’s easy to overlook some of what the smaller suburbs have to offer. One such under-the-radar neighborhood is the former university town of Gakugeidaigaku which…

Popping salty umibudo pearls in your mouth under kawara roof tiles and Orion beer lanterns is the quintessential Okinawan izakaya experience. It’s just that, this time, you’re technically in Tokyo, but does…

When we moved from Paris to Tokyo I didn’t know much about Kagurazaka except that it would be our new home. I did, however, hear that the neighborhood was referred to as…

In the last month of 2021, Chiba is celebrating the holiday with some sparkly lights and winter flowers. Shops and restaurants bring out their Christmas specials, offering some great feasts that should…

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