Omatcha Salon

Had a team meeting here when I worked for a food tour company, and it was recommended by one of the other guides on our team. As the name suggests, it specializes in all things green tea. A pleasant surprise for me was seeing that they had cha soba (green tea soba), which while normal […]

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中谷堂 (Nakatanidou)

Quite famous online, Nakatanidou is the small snacks shop in Nara that does hourly public mochi poundings. Speaking with the staff, they say that the mochi poundings are generally only done when the previous batch is almost sold out, however it seems that this happens more or less roughly every hour. Watch the mochi pounding […]

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カフェロンロン (Cafe RonRon)

Found this on social media somewhere and thought it was cute enough to visit. It’s located just off one of the side-streets of shibuya and should be easy enough for most to find. Apparently peak hours can have massive lines so I would recommend going sometime between 2-5pm (we went at about 4pm and were […]

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三吉屋 (Sankichiya)

Another local specialty of Niigata was this ‘clear ramen’. It seems that while you can only get this style of ramen in Niigata, it’s not specifically a ‘famous’ dish of Niigata, just something that they make there. Nevertheless, despite not being a huge ramen fan, I wanted to give it a go and found this […]

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長岡小嶋屋 (Kojimaya)

This place was highly recommended online when I was searching a good place to try Niigata’s specialty ‘hegi soba’. It’s a bonus that it’s located right by Niigata station as well, so I could easily drop by and have it for lunch. The hardest part was navigating the CoCoLo building that it is inside of […]

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Glorious Chain Cafe

Walked past this shop with a friend while we were shopping in the area and almost missed it but I got a glimpse of their menu outside and we were surprised to find such a cute cafe that we never noticed until now. The burgers here are at a reasonable price considering how generous the […]

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APAS

This restaurant was literally just around the corner from the hotel I stayed at. I noticed it mostly because of the very unusual name and looked it up online and was surprised to see it was a highly rated yakiniku restaurant. It’s very big inside but apparently still has a wait time during dinner. The […]

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みやざき館 (Miyazakikan)

I’ve visited Miyazakikan twice so far and both times were very enjoyable and Miyazakikan is definitely making my list of recommended places to go in Osaka, especially if you’re craving good japanese steak. The prices here are also very worth it for the amount of food you get. Their menu is all course meals, and […]

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