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Momiji Tei by Lake Kawaguchi

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JAPAN TRAVEL
 
Hearty hoto noodles that aren't noodles
apan may be the only country in the world where eating a bowl of noodles feels the same as sitting in a hot spring...
You see, if you've been to the northern side of Lake Kawaguchi (yes, one of Mount Fuji's five famous lakes), you've more tha...

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Gelato Yummy

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Yummy by name and by nature in the Niigata countryside
It may seem unusual that in a part of Niigata often dubbed as yukiguni, or snow country, there's a gelato shop which has been a staple on the local foodie scene since 2010.
The store is frequented by visitors far and wide, and on...

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Sushi Okame

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JAPAN TRAVEL
A tiny standing sushi bar in Tsukiji
Draped by a couple of short noren curtains, you could be forgiven for walking past Sushi Okame and imagining that you had just spied a cheap drinking bar, before going on your way and thinking nothing of it.
 
But this tiny standing-only establish...

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Kamata – Where to Go For Gyoza in Tokyo

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Gyoza (pot stickers) are small dumplings filled with ingredients such as minced pork and vegetables. They can be cooked a number of ways, including pan-fried, known as ‘yaki gyoza’ which is the most popular way of preparing it in Japan.
They can also be deep-fried, known as ‘age-gy...

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Gonpachi Harajuku

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JAPAN TRAVEL
12th branch of Gonpachi opens in the heart of Harajuku
Gonpachi is a Japanese restaurant that blends tradition and uniqueness in its dining experience.
The branch of Gonpachi in Nishi-Azabu is known as the "Kill Bill" restaurant, and is undoubtedly the chain's most famous branch. But...

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Tea Sampling at Tokyo Saryo

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Giving the teahouse experience a modern spin
Situated in the Tokyo suburb of Sangenjaya is Tokyo Saryo, which could be described as a modern take on a traditional Japanese tea house. If you’re a fan of chic, minimalist design, you'll feel right at home as soon as you arrive.
The brig...

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Melting in the Mouth

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Perfect ice cream cones and more at this tiny store!
Anyone who has visited Japan in the height of summer knows that the season is hot and humid. There are ways and means to make the heat more bearable, though - and one of the best has to be enjoying a frozen sweet treat.
There are p...

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Tempura Miyashiro

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Exquisite fried seafood in Nakameguro
Tempura Miyashiro takes over an unassuming 100 year-old property in the cozy backstreets of trendy Nakameguro. The fragile exterior may not beg passersby through the front door, but be rewarded for stepping inside with an almost serendipitous din...

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Tsukune Samurai – Sakanoue

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Grilled chicken and traditional arts
Located in Shibuya's Maruyamacho area on a charming backstreet, Tsukune Samurai Sakanoue reinvents the traditional yakitori izakaya by throwing traditional performances into the mix.
Tsukune Samurai Sakanoue's specialises in freshly-made chicken m...

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Introducing Beppu's Seafood Delight

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JAPAN TRAVEL
When only the best will do
When making your pilgrimage to Beppu, the unrivaled hot spring mecca of Japan, keep in mind that this sprawling old town in Oita prefecture is almost as famous for its seafood cuisine as for its healing waters. The following advice is for the lucky traveler...

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