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Minoh Beer Warehouse

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JAPAN TRAVEL
Take a pilgrimage to the home of craft beer
While most beer lovers would head straight for the beer museum or one of the major breweries, it is also possible to find beer heaven in one of the many microbreweries, like Minoh Beer, named after their town in northern Osaka. If you are p...

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Hyakuna Garan Kanro Restaurant

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An electric mix in an bewitching setting
I wonder what Hiromi’s grandmother would have made of this. Generations of Okinawan wisdom, which dictates the pairing of pork belly with daikon radish, was being cast aside. The digestive qualities of the radish were meant to offset the heavi...

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Obicà Mozzarella Bar

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Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP done right in Tokyo
Obicà relaunches its original Roppongi Hills location in May 2018 at nearby Hollywood Beauty Plaza, complete with a new style and menu.
 
Starting in Rome back in 2004 when Naples-born founder Silvio Ursini opened the world's first...

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Kyoshotei Ginza

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Fine Yakiniku Dining in Tokyo's Gourmet Capital
Kyoshotei follows in the footsteps of the Tottori-based Yonago original outlet by inviting guests to try their acclaimed 'Daisen Kuroushi' brand of wagyu beef.
 
This wagyu variant—that always performs well in the quinquennial Wagyu Oly...

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Lubina

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Spanish cuisine and craft cocktails in Hibiya
 
Lubina opened in March 2018 alongside the fanfare of Tokyo's new Midtown Hibiya in the Yurakucho area.
 
Combining a gorgeous modern classic interior with terraced seating overlooking Hibiya Park to the north-west, Lubina serves up cont...

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Tokitarazu

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Japanese sake and specialities in Hiroo
A friend of mine, who has lived in Japan for many years, told me about a restaurant where I could enjoy Japanese sake – the popular Japanese drink which has seen a global resurgence in recent years.
Located along Meiji Street and opened in late...

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Jinenjo-an

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Soba taken to the next level
Specialising in soba and grilled skewers, Jinenjoan opened in Yokohama's Aobadai area in Feb 2018 promising to liven up the typical soba restaurant experience, turning it from an individual to a fun, relaxed group setting.
 
First up the soba here is made...

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Ryujinmaru

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Straw-grilled seafood and more in Akasaka
Opened in November 2017, Ryujinmaru specialises in all things warayaki. Straw-grilling is a traditional cooking technique originating from the Tosa region of Kochi prefecture and one of its star dishes, Katsuo no Tataki (seared bonito), is a ...

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Two Rooms Grill | Bar

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New vegetarian menu available at classy restaurant
Nestled on the fifth floor of AO Building—a short walk from Tokyo's Omotesando Station—is TWO ROOMS Grill | Bar, an elegant restaurant offering lunch and dinner menus curated by the seasons.
 
In January, TWO ROOMS launched their fir...

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Ariso Sushi

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Mouth-watering sushi at Haneda Airport
 
Ariso Sushi is not the average sushi parlour you see on every corner in Japan. Located at Haneda Airport's International Terminal, this restaurant is perfect for people craving a final taste of delectable sushi before they leave Japan, or thos...

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