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Tempura Hisago Akihabara UDX Serves up Must-Try Tempura in Tokyo With an Unbelievable Sauce!

Tempura specialty restaurant “Tempura Hisago” has a history surpassing 100 years since its establishment in Japan’s Taisho era. At the Akihabara UDX branch of Tempura Hisago, you can enjoy the taste of this long-standing establishment at a reasonable price! Tempura Hisago’s special sauce that has been passed down for many years Akihabara is an area always bustling with many people,…

Exploring Asakusa’s Iconic Sensō-Ji Temple! Best Times to Visit and How to Get Good Luck Charms at This Tokyo Landmark!

Sensō-ji Temple, formally known as Kinryūzan Sensō-ji, is not only a major tourist attraction in Tokyo but is considered one of the most iconic sights representing Japan. Throughout its long history, Senso-ji has repeatedly suffered damage from fire and earthquakes. However, each time the local people have joined forces to rebuild and revive it, allowing the temple to stand guard…

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Kura Sushi Introduces Tokyo’s Ultimate Revolving Sushi Restaurant Experience in Ginza

It’s safe to say that delicious sushi sits at the top of the culinary itineraries of many who visit Japan. Moreover, many who travel to Japan are excited to try out an authentic revolving sushi restaurant. These restaurants, called kaitenzushi in Japanese, offer sushi plates delivered to your table via a rotating conveyor belt. “あなご,” Conger Eel 150 JPY (tax…

Ramen available at Kyushu Jangara in Akihabara

Kyushu Jangara World-Famous Ramen in Akihabara Are the Tokyo Noodles You’ll Never Get Tire Of Lining up For

“Kyushu Jangara,” a ramen restaurant with multiple locations centered in Tokyo, has its flagship store in Akihabara. The Kyushu Jangara main branch has been boasting strong popularity as a representative ramen shop of Akihabara for many years, even appearing in Japanese anime and manga. KYUSHU JANGARA AKIHABARA-HONTEN’s exterior One of the main attractions of Kyushu Jangara is their refined and…

Tokyo Jangara Ramen in Ueno

Find Out Why Tokyo Jangara’s Tonkotsu Ramen Is Some of the Best Ueno Has to Offer

Tonkotsu, made from pork bone, is a classic ramen soup known for its milky white color and creamy texture. Tonkotsu soup is commonly used in the Kyūshū region, the southwesternmost of Japan’s main islands. However, it’s enjoyed all throughout Japan and has an enduring popularity. Located right inside Ueno Station, “Tokyo Jangara ecute Ueno” (hereafter referred to as “Tokyo Jangara”),…

Dine on Tokyo’s Most Unique Omurice Plates at Kanda Tamagoken in Shinjuku

Omurice, or omelette rice, is a dish that boasts immense popularity in Japan, to the extent that events are held to determine the best-tasting ones. Its charm has also spread to international visitors to Japan, and as a new trend in Japanese cuisine, its popularity only continues to grow. “ハンバーグオム,” Hamburger Steak Omelette Rice 1,290 JPY (tax included) Kanda Tamagoken’s…

Magurobito Akihabara Is a Must-Visit Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant for Tuna Lovers in Tokyo!

Conveyor belt sushi, where sushi plates are delivered to your seat on a rotating conveyor belt, is a unique system that is characteristic of revolving sushi restaurants known as kaitenzushi. Located in Akihabara Station, “Magurobito Akihabara” (hereinafter referred to as “Magurobito”) is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant that is highly recommend for international visitors to Japan. One reason is its…

Enjoy Tokyo’s Finest Teppanyaki Monjayaki and Yakisoba Cuisine at Kibori in Shinjuku

Teppanyaki, Japanese cuisine cooked on hot iron griddles, varies quite a bit between Japan and other countries. Internationally, teppanyaki is often enjoyed as a high-end entertainment show (sometimes referred to as “hibachi”), including performances by the chef during cooking. In contrast, Japan showcases more casual, everyday-style dishes like okonomiyaki. Furthermore, it’s quite common for customers themselves to cook on the…

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Picoti Picota Near Tokyo Station Is a Must for Cheese Lovers! Their Fluffy Omurice Is a Delicious Masterpiece!

Conveniently located within walking distance of Tokyo Station is the Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. (short for shopping center). The facility boasts over 100 shops, including high-end brands and restaurants, making it a popular destination for both locals and many visitors from overseas. In the shopping center’s annex, you’ll find the restaurant “Picoti Picota NIHOMBASHI Takashimaya S.C.” (hereinafter referred to as “Picoti…

Explore Tokyo’s Incredible Dashi Scene With Wagyu Shabu-Shabu at Okaka Shinjuku

Since early times, dashi broth has been an essential part of Japanese cuisine. In 2022, a dashi specialty shop opened in New York City, and now the ingredient continues to attract attention from around the world. In order to better understand the allure of dashi, the Umami bites editorial team visited the restaurant “Okaka Shinjuku” located in Shinjuku, Tokyo. At…

Taishio-soba Touka atre Ueno

Divine Sea Bream Ramen in Ueno: Discover Tokyo’s Rare Ramen Delicacy

Japanese ramen can be categorized into various types based on factors such as the flavor and characteristics of the soup, the region where it’s commonly eaten, and more. One of these many ramen types is known as tanrei-kei ramen. Tanrei-kei ramen is characterized by a refreshing aftertaste and a clear, transparent broth. A particularly notable representative of the tanrei-kei style…

Discover Delectable Japanese Matcha Sweets in Tokyo Right Next to Shinjuku Station

Lumine EST Shinjuku, a shopping mall directly connected to Shinjuku Station, houses numerous dining establishments. Among them, “Ochobohan” is one that stands out with its abundant selection of sweets with a focus on matcha! Signature dishes at Ochobohan are all about matcha Matcha used at Ochobohan is sourced from “Fujii Chaen,” a tea plantation in the renowned matcha-producing region of…

Savor Japan’s Finest Wagyu as Shabu-Shabu at Kagoshima Karen in Ginza, Tokyo!

Japan’s wagyū (beef sourced from specific Japanese cattle breeds), now globally renowned, comes in various brands, each offering distinct flavors and aromas. Among them, one highly recommended brand is “Kagoshima Kuroushi” from Kagoshima Prefecture. This brand has achieved the title of Japan’s best in competitions where wagyu from all across the country is evaluated. Its meat quality, texture, and the…

Savor a Tokyo Izakaya Experience at Torifuku in Ueno with Delicious Yakitori Cuisine

In Japan, casual dining establishments with the purpose of enjoying food while drinking are known as izakaya. When it comes to classic dishes enjoyed at izakaya, yakitori, grilled chicken skewers, take the spotlight. For overseas visitors who want to get a full-on Japanese izakaya experience, one restaurant we would like to recommend is “Ueno Torifuku (referred to hereafter as “Torifuku”).”…