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Million Dollar View: Tokyo’s Top 4 Restaurants with the Best View

Shinjuku Japanese cuisine

Tokyo isn’t just full of modern skyscrapers that tower over the city but is also home to a lot of traditional and historic buildings and abundant nature – the metropolis sure is diverse. Let us introduce you to the four best spots in the city from which to gaze upon traditional gardens or the nighttime skyline, all while enjoying high-class cuisine!

Strawberry Picking in Japan

Spring Sightseeing

What’s better than eating red, juicy strawberries? Picking them yourself! Every spring, people in Japan flock to strawberry gardens for a chance to pick ripe strawberries (called ‘ichigo’ in Japanese) with their own hands. Visitors can eat lots of berries on the spot, or bring some home as a tasty souvenir. Japan is home to a large number of unique strawberry varieties, some of the most popular of which being Tochiotome, Akihime, and Toyonoka, just to name a few. Some varieties are considered regional specialties: Fusanoka from Chiba, Beni Hoppe from Shizuoka, Yayoihime from Gunma, and Asuka Ruby from Nara, are all strawberry representatives of their respective regions. Strawberry picking is a very popular weekend activity among Japanese people, typically from January until early May.

Finding Your Special Cup: How to Visit and Enjoy a Sake Bar

Bars & Pubs

The first part of this article series looked at sake itself and beginner’s tips and tricks about going to a sake bar. Now, let’s take a look at the actual sake bar experience, such as the general system of a bar, sake etiquette, and phrases for ordering to make the most out of your sake experience!

What to do at the Top of Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji Outdoor Activities

Congratulations, you've made it to the top of the highest point in Japan, Mt. Fuji! But before making your triumphant return to the base of the mountain, check out all the interesting things to do while you are here.

【MOVIE】How to Bow - Bowing Culture in Japan

While walking through Tokyo in the evening, you are more than likely to spot several groups of businessmen and businesswomen bowing among themselves as they say goodbye for the night. The concept bowing in Japan, like when and how to bow can be at times confusing. When learning Japanese, you learn about different degrees of politeness and things that imply it. Bowing is also an act of respect and politeness and it may be tough to tell the difference between one bow from another but it is good to learn about etiquette in Japan. Let’s go over the basics of how to bow in Japan.

[MOVIE] A Visit to Bunny Theme Park “HUTCH” in Asakusa

Asakusa Other Amusement

Who doesn’t love bunnies? What if I told you there was a place where you could cuddle bunnies to your heart’s content? You can find just such a place in Tokyo at “HUTCH” With Bunny Asakusa! Play with, pet, and feed many rabbits on five fun floors! You can even take a photo with some bunnies on the balcony, set against the scenic background of Tokyo's Asakusa.

Choice Establishments

  • Akihabara
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Harajuku
  • Ikebukuro
  • Roppongi
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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