The supreme zone of luxury since the Edo period.
Definitely, one of the great joys of travel is eating. You can’t help but be excited for Japanese cuisine such as sushi, tempura and sukiyaki. It is said that Japanese culture is good at absorbing different styles and merging them with their own. The same is true of its food. Staple tradi[...]
In the ever-changing city, Tokyo, brand new facilities appear one after another in fashionable areas popular with young people. Even though the traditional tourist sites seem to remain exactly the same, you may noticed that innovative changes have occurred in such areas as well. No matter when [...]
Don’t have enough time, but still want to see Omotesando? Then head to Omotesando Hills, Laforet HARAJUKU and Tokyu Plaza Omotesando/Harajuku. The hottest Tokyo fashions and trends are right here waiting for you! Lined with zelkova trees on both sides of the street, Omotesando is such a pleasan[...]
Heading toward Meiji Shrine across streets aligned with elm-like zelkova trees, Omotesando is a popular area for taking refreshing walks. It’s also a great place to experience Tokyo’s latest fashions, its gourmet offerings, and Japanese culture. To commemorate the second anniversar[...]
You probably already know ramen as one of the most representative foods of Japan, though you may not be familiar with the history and all the variations of it. In this issue of WAttention, we speak with Ramen expert, Mr. Ishiyama, to bring you the ins and outs of ramen.
Slightly 'dodgy'? Rough? Dangerous even? For some, such well-worn negative images of Kabukicho create even more curiosity. Once you learn about the unique history of the area, you’ll want to know more. Don’t you think it might be a good idea to discover the hidden treasures of this bu[...]
Sake, made from rice, the Japanese staple, is not just an alcoholic beverage. Since ancient times, it has been tied deeply into people’s daily lives and has played an indispensable role in religious rituals. Discover the expansive world of Japanese sake and enjoy this magnificent trad[...]
Ohenro-san If you drive around Shikoku, you are likely to come across pilgrims dressed in white vestments and geared with a walking stick. Step by step, these pilgrims, often endearingly referred as “ohenrosan” in Japanese, will pay a visit to the 88 temples along Shikoku’s famous pilgrimage [...]
A concentration of cultural institutions in Ueno Park offers the visitors recreation and relaxation. Each museum or gallery has its own specializations and it is never boring since there are many restaurants and food stalls around, which serve to re-energize you for the next round of [...]
Nestled in the heart of Tokyo, the district around Ueno has flourished since the Edo period, and remained relatively unchanged despite the modernization of the city. Today’s Ueno offers visitors various things to do and see in and around Ueno Park. A wonderful family holiday is ensure[...]
Centered around the famous grandiose red temple where the district’s prosperity originated, Asakusa takes pride in being one of the oldest districts of vast Tokyo. The symbolic face of the district, Senso-ji, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, and has been so for almos[...]
Historical townscapes, cultural heritage, great nature, and mouth watering cuisine define the special character of Takayama, the best place to start your trip in Gifu Prefecture.
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Star Guide to Gourmet City It isn’t too far off to say that Tokyo is one of the biggest and the best gourmet cities in the world. There is not a block without a restaurant or a bar, or even convenience stores selling topnotch candies and snacks. If not, there are always vending machines offerin[...]