The One about Eating at Shake Shack in Japan

I was asked if there was a difference between Shake Shack in Japan and the USA. I have never eaten an actual (meat) burger, flattop dog or fries from Shake Shack, so I don’t know. The only thing I’ve eaten in Shake Shack are the ‘Shroom Burgers, which is a fried portobello mushroom with muenster and cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato with ShackSauce. I spoke to a few Americans dining […]

The One about Shamrock by Abbot’s Choice in Roppongi

Located in the Minato Ward in Roppongi is one of the noteworthy pubs in the area. Shamrock by Abbot’s Choice is known for carrying numerous draught beers, hundreds of varieties of whisky and bottled beer. Best place to find during your stroll to or from Roppongi Hills.  If you happen to visit the place during happy hour (3 p.m. – 7 p.m.)., you’re really in for a treat.  Food and […]

The One about Tokyo City View Observation Deck in Roppongi

Located at one of the largest buildings in the world, the popular 54-story Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Minato, which was established in 2003 by builder Minoru Mori is know for its office space. But also located in this skyscraper is the Mori Art Museum on the 53rd floor and on the 52nd and 54th floor are two observation decks. Of the large buildings in Tokyo with the best view, […]

The One about the “Imaginary Threats Approaching Major Cities” Exhibit at the Tokyo City View observation deck in Roppongi

Back in November 2016, I was able to visit the “Imaginary Threats Approaching Major Cities” Exhibit for its final week at the Tokyo City View observation deck in  Roppongi in Minato Ward. Having reviewed many Kaiju films (giant monster, strange beasts) in my life, I felt the need to check out the exhibit after my visit of the Sky Deck at Tokyo City View. Gamera was created by Daiei Films […]

The One about Nogizaka Station in Roppongi and Nogizaka46

Perception. Sometimes when you associate certain words in the Japanese pop culture, one can easily think that the beauty will match the name. In the case of the name “Nogizaka” which means Nogi Hill, the location is named after resident and Imperial Army general, Nogi Maresuke.  Which you can read more about through this blog. But for me, the word “Nogizaka” is what I think when I hear the music […]

The One about Mercedes-Benz Connection Tokyo in Roppongi

The German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz (a division of German company Daimler AG) is well known for its luxury vehicles, buses, coaches and trucks. A history that started as far back as 1901 with the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft 1901 Mercedes and the  first gasoline-powered automobile, the 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the Mercedes-Benz brand is known globally. But to show how the brand connects to people in Tokyo and Osaka, in July 2011, the Mercedes-Benz […]

The One about Louise Bourgeois’ Maman Sculpture in Roppongi Hills

In 1999, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois created Maman, a spider that was sculpted from bronze, stainless steel and marble (for the spider’s eggs).  And was created in part of her inaugural commission of The Unilever Series in 2000. Previously, Bourgeois created “Spider” in 1996 that are featured at the Denver Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in […]

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 […]