The One about the Odaiba Takoyaki Museum

One of the popular Japanese snacks that you will often see or hear about is takoyaki. Invented in the city of Osaka during the 1930’s, now this popular Osakan street food can be found all over Japan and abroad. Made of wheat flour-based batter and cooked in different types of molded pans and used with a special pick, takoyaki is filled with minced or diced octopus, pickled ginger, green onion […]

The One about Udagawa Cafe “Suite” in Shibuya

Udagawa Cafe “Suite” is a place for those looking to chill in Shibuya, eat and drink with friends ’til midnight Formerly known as “Udagawa Sweets”, the cafe promotes fancy meals and cakes and because of the vibe and convenience, it’s a location (found at Shibuya’s Centre Gai) that one should expect to pay a bit more than other cafes. The cafe sells pizza, pasta, pesce & carne, risotto, altro, dessert […]

The One about the G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 and the 35th Anniversary RED OUT Series

Casio announced in January the latest model in the RANGEMAN G-SHOCK Master of G series, “GPR-B1000″. Two models are planning to be released on March 9th, a black and khaki version for Y100,000 in Japan/$800+ in the US. The GPR-B1000 was announced at CES 2018 and one of it’s popular highlights is its GPS navigation function.  For one, if your battery dies, have no fear, if you are outdoors, it […]

The One about Jacoyaki at Kamakura

In the Shonan and Kamakura area of Kanagawa, there is one street food that I absolutely love and it’s called jacoyaki (or jakoyaki) While takoyaki (a popular Japanese snack made of wheat flour-batter and cooked in a molded pan and inside is octopus, tempura, pickled ginger and green onion and sometimes topped with mayonnaise) is well-known, jacoyaki may not be as well-known. Pretty much it is very similar to takoyaki […]

The One about Terrace House: Opening New Doors

As a big fan of the “Terrace House” Japanese reality TV series, I was looking forward to the fourth series titled “TERRACE HOUSE OPENING NEW DOORS” which airs on Fuji TV, shown on Fuji on Demand (FOD) but also on Netflix Japan.  And is a co-production between Fuji TV and Netflix. For those not familiar with the series, the reality show provides a really awesome place for the houseguests (three […]

The One about NEWYORK PERFECT CHEESE at Tokyo Station

For those who have gone to Tokyo Station and passed by NEWYORK PERFECT CHEESE, there is something that is consistent since the confectionery shop opened back in March 2017 and that there is always a line and it’s always packed. The sweets were chosen by three well-known names: White House pastry chef Bill Yosses, Japan’s first cheese Chevalier Murase Miyuki and the renown French cheese MOF Cheese Craftsman, Rodolphe Le […]

The One about Hakone-Yumoto Station in Hakone, Kanagawa

For those planning to go to Hakone, will no doubt end up arriving or departing Hakone-Yumoto Station via the Hakone Tozan Line. Located in the western Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan in the Ashigarashimo District, a mountainous district that is sparsely populated, but a location with a lot of history. Hakone-Yumoto Station (OH-51) opened back on October 1, 1888 and was a horse-drawn terminal of Yumoto Station.  by June 1, 1919, […]

The One about the Taiyaki at Kurikoan

When it comes to taiyaki, you can find numerous places throughout Japan.  But one of the popular restaurants specializing in kurikoan style taiyaki is Kurikoan. Made from soft, fluffy pancake-liked batter put in a mold with filling and baked in the shape of a fish, the restaurants serve kurikoan that changes with the season and each shop sells limited items. Standards are fillings with red bean, premium cream, kurikoan (chestnuts […]