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Kenji Nishiyama - Ginza de Lunch

In addition to running an IT consulting firm, I spend my lunch hours scouring the nearby Ginza area for the best places to eat.
Over the past several years, I've enjoyed taking in the ever-changing Ginza landscape while reporting on everything from luxurious 5-star restaurants, to old, family-run eateries.

Middle Aged and Older
Birth place
Kanagawa prefecture
Favorite food
Wagyu beef, seasonal fish, unagi
Food I hate
Eating, cars (Honda NSX-R enthusiast)
What I’m good at
Discovering delicious shops
What I’m not good at
Where in Japan I recommend the most and why to travelers in Japan.
Hokkaido. It’s a treasure trove of seafood! Crab, squid, salmon, sushi, and seafood donburi from other areas just can’t compare to those in Hokkaido.
Favorite memory from traveling in Japan.
Kyoto, Japan’s former capital. The scenery looks different with each season, and walking around there is such a grand experience.
Must do activity for visitors to Japan.
I recommend stopping by the delicious shops in Ginza, one of the best areas for gourmet food in the world. Don’t be swayed if a restaurant isn’t written about in guide books; try the stores that Japanese people are going into!

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A Healthy and Beautiful Lunch at “SHISEIDO THE TABLES” in Ginza

The flagship store for Shiseido, “SHISEIDO THE STORE,” opened in January of 2018. This time, I’ll be having lunch at the 4th floor café of that very building, in “SHISEIDO THE TABLES.”
As expected of the cosmetics brand Shiseido, the café supposedly sells healthy food and drinks that are made with seasonal ingredients.

A Chinese Lunch at “Zenshutoku,” a Ginza Restaurant Famous for its Peking Duck

“Zenshutoku” is a Chinese restaurant that serves up authentic Peking duck. Their Peking duck is carefully prepared in the same process, made up of over 50 steps, as that at the famous restaurant “Quanjude.” Zenshutoku’s Ginza location closed over 3 years ago due to a fire, but it was finally able to reopen in November of 2018. I decided to stop by for lunch right away.