If you have the chance to visit Osaka, there is an unavoidable cheesecake you can only buy there. The name of the shop is "Rikuro Ojisan" or "Uncle Rikuro" and there are several locations in Osaka. Not only locals but visitors are going crazy for this fluffy cheesecake! Once you try it, you'll understand why..
When you are in the beautiful island Okinawa, tempura is one of the dishes you should try. Tempura is a traditional Japanese dish where ingredients are coated with special batter and then deep fried. It is popular all over the country, but Okinawa's tempura is often slightly different from the normal tempura as Okinawa is located in the southernmost island.
Visiting Yokohama? There are many things to do there; shopping, going to some museums, amusement parks, and eating ramen. Yokohama has thousands of ramen shops and also has invented a local ramen called "Iekei ramen" which is popular throughout Japan today. Here is a list of the most popular ramen shops around Yokohama!
Visiting Sapporo? Sapporo, the capital city of the northernmost prefecture Hokkaido, is known for being a gourmet city where you can have an nice breakfasts too. Here is a list of the most popular breakfast cafes and shops in Sapporo. Try one of them, and you can start off your day in the best way!
Have you ever been to izakaya (居酒屋)? It is a causal Japanese style bar or pub where you enjoy drinking sake, beer, and other kinds of drinks with Japanese traditional dishes usually shared on your table. Here is a list of recommended izakaya around Nagoya station that would give you a great and exciting night experience!
When you come to Hakodate, Hokkaido, you need to have ramen! Hakodate has a bunch of great ramen shops that attracts both locals and visitors. There is also a local specialty ramen called "Hakodate ramen" worth trying too. Here is a list of top ramen shops you should give it a try.
You can easily find "family restaurants" anywhere in Japan. They are popular with all groups of people because of their wide variety of menu, reasonable prices, and quick and great service. Here is a list of best family restaurant chains you need to try!
Wondering what and where to eat for dinner in Ikebukuro? Give it a try "izakaya", or Japanese-style bars, where you can try a variety of Japanese food and drinks which are reasonably priced. Here is a list of the most popular izakayas you should go in Ikebukuro!
Starbucks Japan has been releasing many creative menus. This summer, they offer matcha (green tea) flavor frappuccino called "Chocolate Cake Topped Frappuccino with Matcha Shot", and also some matcha desserts. All matcha lovers and those who want to have special experience in Japan, go find Starbucks and get these amazing matcha beverage and food today!
While you are in Osaka, there is a dish you MUST try, it is "okonomiyaki" also known as Japanese pancake. Out of the thousands of okonomiyaki restaurants in Osaka, "Okonomiyaki Chitose" is one of the most popular restaurants with both locals and foreign visitors. Just give it a try, and you will have an amazing, authentic okonomiyaki experience in Osaka!