Category Archives: Japan

[JAPAN EATS] Buchiumaya – Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki – Hidden Gem in Tokyo City

Buchiumaya is a small restaurant that is located at some alley in Tokyo. The restaurant is known mainly to the locals and it is quite hard to find if you are a first-timer. Thank god I have E with me. He introduced this place to me when we travelled to Tokyo last December. Buchiumaya is a hidden gem that serves Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki. This place is definitely worth checking out if you have time to queue for it. Continue reading [JAPAN EATS] Buchiumaya – Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki – Hidden Gem in Tokyo City

[JAPAN TRAVELS] Discover Mount Takao | Tokyo

During my last Tokyo trip, E was asking to decide whether to go Tokyo Disneyland or hiking. I was contemplating between two options and finally decide to explore Mount Takao. So, that is another reason for me to visit Tokyo again because I haven’t been to Tokyo Disneyland yet. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] Discover Mount Takao | Tokyo

[JAPAN EATS] TORAFUGU TEI TOKYO- PUFFERFISH DINING EXPERIENCE

Yes! Fugu (pufferfish or blowfish) and this time I get to try it in Tokyo, Japan. My first experience was at Fugu Fine Fugu Kaiseki Restaurant in Singapore. Torafugu Tei is a chain of restaurant specializes in fugu dishes in Japan. We were attracted to the restaurant because of the live puffer fish tank displayed. And finally we decided to go for it on the last night in Tokyo (if I remembered correctly). Continue reading [JAPAN EATS] TORAFUGU TEI TOKYO- PUFFERFISH DINING EXPERIENCE

[JAPAN TRAVELS] JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY EXPERIENCE AT KEIO PLAZA HOTEL

During my recent visit to Tokyo, Japan, I got the opportunity to experience a 20 minutes Japanese tea ceremony at Keio Plaza Hotel. In Japanese culture, matcha green tea is more than just a drink. The Japanese tea ceremony also known as Way of Tea is a Japanese cultural activity involving ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha for centuries. It is a quiet and refined tea ceremony which is meant to demonstrate respect through grace and good etiquette. Continue reading [JAPAN TRAVELS] JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY EXPERIENCE AT KEIO PLAZA HOTEL