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Best Yakiniku in Osaka: 4 Recommended Kobe and Matsusaka Beef Yakiniku Shops!

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Yakiniku

Getting yakiniku in Osaka, Japan's foodie town, is one sure way to make your trip incredibly special! Wagyu beef is famous in Japan and overseas for its beautiful fatty marbling. It has become practically synonymous with high-class beef! The shops we will introduce today are known for serving some of the best Japanese Black Beef, Kobe Beef, Matsusaka Beef, Sendai Beef, and even Halal Red Beef. You can try Japanese beef from all over the country as yakiniku in Osaka! Check the menus for great prices, and for coronavirus measures implemented at each shop.

Japan Has An Incredible Traditional-Style Starbucks in This Rustic Town

Saitama Suburbs Other Cafes and Sweets

Kawagoe is a town not far from Tokyo, but a lot of people simply call the city “Little Edo.” That’s because the scenic townscape evokes an authentic image of Japan’s feudal past and Kawagoe has played a central role as a merchant town from the late Edo period to the Meiji era (1800 to 1900). Many of the old warehouses still line the streets, making you feel like you’ve fallen through a crack in time as you stroll by. In a curious, intriguing case of “traditional meets modern,” one of those old warehouses is home to Starbucks, possibly the world’s most famous coffee shop chain! Why not have a “Tall” of your favorite brew in an authentically Japanese building? You won’t find a Starbucks like that anywhere else in the world, that’s for sure!

[MOVIE] Achieve Your Cosplay Dreams at Cosplay Studio Crown!

Akihabara Culture Experience

Anyone from pros, to amateurs, to people who've never cosplayed before can jump into Studio Crown in Akihabara to experience a professional level of cosplay that's both easy and affordable! Recently LIVE JAPAN took the opportunity to check them out!

Shibamata: Snacking and Sightseeing in Tokyo’s Old Edo Neighborhood

Shibamata / Kita-Senju / Kameari Old Towns (Shitamachi)

Among Tokyoites, Shibamata is known as the city’s most nostalgic neighborhood, a place with a warm atmosphere that lets you forget the hustle and bustle of the metropolis for a while. It’s a “shitamachi,” one of Tokyo’s old towns that still bear a close resemblance to Edo, one that has a special place in the heart of many a Japanese person. The long-running TV film series “Otoko wa Tsurai Yo,” or it’s tough being a man, was filmed here as the main protagonist’s much-beloved home. The center of the neighborhood is dominated by the magnificent Shibamata Taishakuten, a Buddhist temple founded in 1629. Beautiful sculptures and a calm Japanese garden invite to a leisurely sightseeing stroll. The approach to the temple is a scenic street – a lot livelier than the tranquil temple - dotted with numerous shops, stalls, and restaurants, selling delicacies typical for the area such as una-ju (eel on rice in a lacquered box), kusa dango (mugwort dumplings), and senbei (rice crackers). Located in Tokyo’s northeast, Shibamata is a mere 30-minute train ride away from popular Asakusa, offering an entirely different taste of Tokyo’s old days.

3 Famous Ramen Shops in Yamagata - Japan's "Ramen Prefecture"!

Surrounding Areas Of Yamagata Ramen

Described as "a treasure house of local ramen", each area of Yamagata Prefecture has its own unique style of ramen. Yamagata has led the nation for three consecutive years in their consumption of ramen while eating out, according to the 2017 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Family Survey. Yamagata ramen is really something! In this "prefecture of ramen," the competition is especially fierce in Nanyo CIty. There is a wide variety of shops, beginning with "that" famous shop noted for its karamiso [spicy miso]. In this article, we will introduce three ramen shops in Nanyo City that are known for their Akayu Ramen which takes its name from the former name of the area.

Tokyo to Shirakawa-go: These Budget Bus Tickets Take You To Japan’s Stunning Top-Rated Places!


Getting from Tokyo to Shirakawa-go is at the top of many visitors' lists. In fact, Japan’s Chubu region is a popular destination among visitors looking to get the quintessential Japanese experience! The region is divided into four areas that are packed with the traditional sights you’re looking for during your trip. ・In the Matsumoto/Kamikochi area, discover the magnificent Matsumoto Castle, a national treasure, and the superb views that spread out nearby. ・The Hida-Takayama/Shirakawa-go area is home to the quaint thatched roof village of Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage site. ・In the Kanazawa area, you can visit Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s three most famous gardens, plus a samurai village. ・And in the Toyama area, you can find the spectacular Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which is literally carved through the snow when spring comes. Here we’ll introduce the most recommended sightseeing spots in the Chubu region by area. We will also share how to see the region on a budget, using the best bus passes that’ll help you to visit those places right from Tokyo’s Shinjuku bus terminal.

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