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[Travel Tips] Japan Trip 101

Because a couple of friends reached out asking about my trip to Japan, and wanted tips and suggestions, I thought I’d put together a list of general things, food recommendations and things to do/see for everyone interested in visiting Japan in the near future. Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out if you’ve got any questions or leave a comment if you’ve got something awesome to share with fellow travellers 🙂
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[Kawaguichiko] High Spirits Izakaya

Being a self-proclaimed foodie, I’ve been to many different food establishments and tried all kinds of dishes from around the World, so I’d like to think I know what I’m talking about when I say this…High Spirits Izakaya is by far, one of the best places to go to.

Some places are either better at the food they serve or their service. This place provides you both and so much more. The dishes served at HSI are not your typical izakaya dishes, but mind you, it will blow your mind. Chef Go and Miki run the place with lots of heart and passion and it clearly shows in the food they bring to you and their welcoming personalities. …Read More


[Tokyo] Ichiran Ramen

I feel like I am about to make a pretty bold statement when I say this but, Ichiran Ramen is probably one of the best ramen shops out there. Or one of the best I’ve ever had and I’ve had quite a fair share. …Read More


[Tokyo] Ostrea Oyster Bar & Restaurant

I’ve always said I could eat 50 oysters to myself, maybe more, but then maybe I am overly ambitious and would just feel sick after and become forever scarred for Life. But point being, I love oysters, and I’ve always heard about how one of the many things you have to try while in Japan, are the oysters.  With that in mind, we googled up oyster bars and set out for Ostrea Oyster Bar & Restaurant in Ginza. …Read More


[Tokyo] Noodle Musashi Clumsy 麺屋武蔵 武骨

Based off the recommendation of one of J’s co-worker, we adventured to the Ueno area to check out Noodle Musashi Clumsy. The restaurant, like many other food establishments in Japan, was small, crowded but comfortable. We were greeted and then proceeded to use the vending machine to buy our meals.  …Read More


[Tokyo] Luda’s Bar

What’s one of the few things that comes to mind when you think of Japan? Aside from the Maid Cafes and sushi, I immediately think of themed cafes and restaurants. We got the chance to check out Luda’s Bar, a Dragon Quest game themed restaurant/bar in Roppongi. …Read More


[Tokyo] Shin’ichikan

If there’s anything you have to splurge on while in Japan, it would be Kobe beef. But did you know, there are other types of beef that are just as awesome and won’t cost an arm and a leg? …Read More


[Tokyo] Food Adventures in Tokyo – Tokyo Eats part 2

When we returned to Tokyo from our trip to the Kansai region, we had a better idea of our surrounding area and knew where we wanted to check out before we returned to Toronto. …Read More


[Osaka] Food Adventures in Osaka and Kyoto

Week 2 of our trip, we took the Shinkasen from Kawaguchiko (Mt.Fuji area) to Osaka and stayed there from Sunday to Thursday with the idea of travelling around Osaka, checking out Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. …Read More


[Tokyo] Food Adventures in Tokyo – Tokyo Eats part 1

Week 1 in Tokyo was a combination of excitement, exhaustion from walking 20k steps a day and just lots of eating and checking out new places.  Here’s a list of places we’ve been to : …Read More