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Izakaya is Japanese food paradise! Best 5 Izakaya in Japan.

  Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today‘s target is….. Izakaya!   What’s Izakaya? Izakaya is a Japanese tavern. Izakaya serves Japanese sake, beer, shochu (distilled alcohol), and cocktail. What’s more, it serves various kind of dishes such as sashimi, grilled chicken, deep-fried food etc.   Izakaya used be a place for only adults. But now some Izakaya welcome the customers who come with their kids.   Today, I introduce some chain Izakayas which serve cheap but delicious food, and welcome customers with kids. All of them are chain Izakaya restaurants, so you can find easily everywhere in Tokyo …

Tsukishima is a must spot to enjoy Tokyo Local Food, Monjayaki!

  Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today‘s target is….. Tsukishima Monja Street!   What’s Tsukishima Monja street? Tsukishima Monja street is a street which is crammed with Monjayaki restaurants. About 55 restaurants are available in this area. All of them serve Monjayaki and this is a popular area among locals and tourists. ➡No English Website ➡Review What’s Monjayaki? Monjayaki is the local food of Kanto region including Tokyo. It is a kind of Japanese pan-fried batter similar to Okonomiyaki. Unlike Okonomiyaki, Monjayaki is a gel-formed dish. All of ingredients including toppings are mixed with the batter and fried. …

Meal for Sumo Wrestler! What’s Chankonabe?

  What’s Chankonabe? Chankonabe is a hot pot dish eaten mainly by professional sumo wrestlers Many Chankonabe restaurants are located in Ryogoku near Sumo stadium, Ryogokukokugikan. In Ryogoku, you can enjoy not only sumo but also dishes for sumo wrestlers.   Which restaurants do I recommend? Sumojaya Chanko Edosawa Tokyo Sohonten This photo of Sumojaya Chanko Edosawa Tokyo Sohonten is courtesy of TripAdvisor   This restaurant has private rooms, so if you visit with your children, you don’t need to care about others. This photo of Sumojaya Chanko Edosawa Tokyo Sohonten is courtesy of TripAdvisor The atmosphere is nice and also the meals are amazing! The restaurant has various kinds …

Asakusa Nakamise-Dori What’s the best food?

This photo of Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) is courtesy of TripAdvisor   Hello! I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner. I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo. Today, I introduce Nakamise-Dori street in Asakusa. It’s a traditional and fantastic shopping street.   What’s Nakamise-Dori? Nakamise-Dori is one of the oldest shopping street in Japan. It is said Nakamise-Dori was developed in Edo period (from 1603-1868). It is the approach to Sensoji temple in Asakusa. There are numerous shops lined up on this approach, so it is very popular among both tourists and locals. You can get Japanese snacks, traditional goods, souvenir, and Kimono etc… ➡Website ➡Review Today, I introduce …

Matcha parfait is a good selection during your trip in Japan!

    Why do I recommend Maccha Parfaits? When you plan to travel in Tokyo, you might want to try Maccha or tea ceremony. But Maccha (Green tea) is so bitter that it is not good choice to take your children. On the other hand, Maccha farfaits are sweet and you can taste the flavor of Maccha well. What’s more, the appearance is gorgeous and cute! The tastes are different from restaurant to restaurant, so it is also fun to try some parfaits!   Which restaurants I recommend? 1.Sakyo Tsujiri Daimaru Tokyo   The main store is in Kyoto. Tsujiri is famous for the various parfaits based on Japanese tea, …

Where to visit to enjoy Japanese confectionery?

What’s Shinise?   In Japanese, “Shinise” means long-established stores.   It is not rare that some of them has been continued for over 200 years. They keep their traditional way to produce.   Especially, some Japanese-style confectionar stores which has been continued since Edo period has Japanese traditional atmosphere and are nice to visit.   Today, I introduce one of them.   Long-established Japanese-style confectionar stores, Funabashiya Funabashiya was founded in 1805. In Edo period (from the 17th to the 19th century), the area around Kameido Tenjinsha(Shrine) was popular because of annual events held at shrines.   Then the master of Funabashiya started to sell Japanese sweets and it became …

Sushi is an entertainment! Where is the best restaurant for families?

How to enjoy Sushi restaurants as an entertainment?? If you travel in Japan, you may plan to have Sushi.   But most famous Sushi restaurants are expensive. If you want to save your money, why don’t you choose a Kaiten-Sushi restaurant?   Kaiten-Sushi is conveyor-belt sushi. At Kaiten-sushi restaurant, plates of shshi are placed on rotating conveyor belts that moves past every table and counter seat, and you can select sushi plates whatever you like. And you can know the price of sushi by the color or pattern of the sushi plates.   How to use Kaiten-Sushi restaurants? When you visit a Kaiten-suhsi restaurant, a staff will take you to …

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