The One about Yurakucho Station

One of the busiest stations in Tokyo is Yurakucho Station, a railway station located in the Chiyoda Ward. The name was derived from the Meiji Era after Oda Nagato (Yurakusa), younger brother of Nobunaga Oda. Operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metro, the station opened back in June 1910 and the subway portion opened back in 1974.  In 2001, the station became IC equipped for Suica […]

The One about Ginza

In Tokyo, there are cities known for shopping.  Shibuya area is known to attract the teen to 20s demographic, omotesando shopping district in Shibuya for those who are in their 20’s through 40’s. But there is one city known for attracting major luxury brand shoppers and the shopping district is Ginza.  Upscale, classy and expensive. From BURBERRY, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, CHANEL, BVLGARI, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., to name a […]

The One about Rengatei in Ginza

Back in 1895, Rengatei in Ginza opened its doors as a Western-style restaurant. The restaurant is known as the first restaurant in Japan to be called a Western-style restaurant, as dishes such as pork cutlet, other fried foods, omurice (omelet rice) and hayashi rice (hashed beef with rice) were made at the restaurant.  And the restaurant still continues to provide Western-style dishes to many patrons that come to dine at […]

The One about Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy

For sushi enthusiasts, the name Jiro Ono is internationally known. The sushi chef is considered one of the greatest sushi craftsman alive and in Ginza, his restaurant “Sukiyabashi Jiro” has received a three-Michelin-starred rating.  There is also a restaurant in Roppongi as well. And many more people are familiar thanks to the 2011 David Gelb documentary titled “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. But before anyone goes to Sukiyabashi Jiro, there are […]