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“Sleeper Train Hokutosei” was opened in 1988 as the first non-stop train connecting Tokyo and Hokkaido, and while it shut down in 2015, it was Japan’s first luxury sleeper train. This time, I stayed at “Train Hostel Hokutosei,” a facility that utilizes actual parts of the famous sleeper train for its interior decorations.
I recently had lunch at Heinz Beck, a restaurant that was awarded 1 Michelin star, located near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Chef Heinz Beck, from Rome's La Pergola, winner of 3 Michelin stars for 12 consecutive years, is a master in the world of gastronomy. Now his first fine dining establishment has opened in Tokyo!
The Sanno Matsuri is a religious festival held by Hie Shrine in Tokyo. During Japan's Edo Period (1603-1867), a portable shrine used in Shinto festivals, called Mikoshi, was carried into the Edo Castle grounds. This was the origin of a special festival known as Tenka-Matsuri, in which real Shoguns paraded through what is now Tokyo. Spanning 11 days, this festival features over 20 events.
“Baumkuchen” is a circular lightly-sweet pastry. 2019 marks its 100th anniversary since it was first brought to Japan from Germany. Here we’ll be introducing popular stores that sell baumkuchen!
Head to one of Nihonbashi’s oldest restaurants, TAIMEIKEN, to try their traditional special omelet rice!Read Later
Established way back in 1931, TAIMEIKEN is a western-style restaurant that has been able to maintain its popularity for over 80 years now. Naturally, I felt obligated to go and try their omuraisu to see what all the fuss what about.
A new commercial facility in Marunouchi, “Nijyubashi Square,” opened in November of 2018. “YAUMAY,” located on the building’s 2nd floor, is a unique dim sum restaurant led by state-of-the-art chef Alan Yau.
Tokyo-Eki 1Bangai is a shopping arcade inside Tokyo Station. Inside its Tokyo Character Street, there is a character beauty shop called, "OTONA JOSHI BIYORY" (this name means, "It's a nice day to be a grown-up girl"). Here, lip color tubes emblazoned with characters from "Beautiful Girl General Sailor Moon" and "Ranma 1/2" are now on sale!
Cebu Pacific Airways, an industry leader in the Philippines, has opened a Japanese branch!