Shinnenkai is an important annual custom or event in Japan. It literally means "New Year Party", which is held at the beginning of the year among a group of people like co-workers and friends. Here is the ultimate guide to the Japanese shinnenkai!
"Bum Bun BLau Cafe with BeeHive" is a popular ramen shop in Hatanodai, Tokyo. It has been awarded by the Michelin Guide for 3 years since 2015. Here is a review of their specialty menu "White truffle shio ramen" and also Japanese dessert "Kakigori"!
Bonenkai is Japanese drinking parties held at the end of the year.
Mazesoba Mitsuboshi is a ramen shop in Ebisu where you can try a unique, delicious soupless ramen "mazesoba" (literally "mixing noodles").
Have you ever heard of "oden"? It is a common Japanese winter (and autumn) dish. It can be served at restaurants, food stalls, convenience stores, and made at home. One interesting thing about oden is that it has a great variety of ingredients. Here is a list of common items you'll find in a pot of oden!
There is a must-try ramen shop in Nakano, Tokyo, especially if you are a spicy food lover. It is called "Tantanmen Hoozuki" which serves amazing, unique tantanmen (a kind of spicy ramen). Here is a review of their specialty menu "tantanmen"!
Yokohama's Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market (Akarenga Christmas Market) is one of the most popular events during the Christmas season. You can experience the German-style Christmas Market while enjoying the stunning illuminations, shopping, and eating!
Have you ever tried a Japanese popular dish katsudon? It is a kind of rice bowl dish which is topped with tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet) and eggs. If you are planning to eat katsudon in Tokyo, you should go to an old-established restaurant called "Ginza Bairin" which serves a special type of katsudon!
Shichimencho is a must-try ramen shop in Uguisudani, Tokyo. Here is the information of the shop and also a review of their specialty ramen "Special Shoyu Ramen"!
Shinpuku Saikan is a famous and long-established ramen shop that originated in Kyoto. There is a branch in Azabu Juban, Tokyo, where you can try their special ramen with the black soup!