tsukiji fish market tokyo japan

Tsukiji Fish Market  is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and handles over 600,000 tonnes of seafood in 480 varieties each year. The original fish market was located in Nihonbashi and was known as Uogashi (“fish quay”). It was an important part of Tokyo life from

roppongi art night 2014

Roppongi Art Night is an art festival that is held at various locations around the Tokyo district of Roppongi. Galleries, museums, shopping centres and the like play host to art exhibits, performances, music and discussions. Roppongi Art Night 2014 was the 5th edition of the event, and the theme was

kitchen town tokyo kappabashi-dori

Kappabashi, or “Kitchen Town”, in Tokyo’s Taito district is a haven for anyone looking for kitchenware or anything cooking related with a mind boggling selection of items to purchase across over 170 stores along the 800 metre street (and side streets). The area is not at all touristy. While the occasional tourist can

akihabara tokyo blog

Akhiabara, in Tokyo’s Chiyoda district, is where fantasy and reality collide. After World War II and into the 1990s, Akhiabara was known worldwide as electronics central. The gadgets and electronics of Akhiabara’s present were those of the world’s future – apart from, of course, those truly wonderful wacky things that

gonpachi kill bill restaurant tokyo

Walking into Gonpachi aka the Kill Bill Restaurant in Tokyo, the first thing that came into my head, as a big grin enveloped my face was Da Da Da! from Tomoyasu Hotei’s song, “Battle Without Honor or Humanity”. Kill Bill Vol.1 is one of my favourite movies and I wasn’t

tokyo craft beer bars

When it comes to craft beer in Japan, I will admit that I was somewhat ignorant as to just how popular it was in the country. I knew that Japan had a burgeoning craft beer scene, and beers from breweries such as Yo-Ho, Kiuchi, Coedo, Echigo and Baird are becoming

toyko food guide blog where to eat

Japanese is one of my favourite cuisines and, over the years, I have eaten a lot of Japanese food. Before visiting Japan I thought that I had quite a good grasp on what Japanese food was about but it only took a few days in the country to realise that what I