According to OIC, 2020 summer games will most likely be delayed until 2021, with full details to be determined over the next four weeks. For those who have booked your flights and hotels and tickets, what happens now?
Japan government has made more strict travel restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, including quarantining visitors from China and South Korea.
According to WHO, more than 300 people have been tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan as of Mar 6th.
Eel on a bed of rice is an icon in Japanese cuisine for many food connoisseurs. Eel on rice tastes great when 1. the eel is fatty enough and drizzled with a caramelized sauce; and 2. the rice is prepared in a particular way. The fish only tastes fantastic when it is laid on an amazing bed of rice. Tokyo’s eel cuisine hails from a century of gastronomy.
The cheapest way to travel between Tokyo to Osaka is by bus, especially night bus.
Total journey could spend 8-10 or so hours. Tips: Might be worth the extra 500 yen to have onboard toilet and comfortable chairs and night bus save you one night hotel fee.
Fastest way to travel between Tokyo to Osaka is Shinkansen, faster than air!
Total time cost: 150 min. No safe checking, not so long on the trams to airports. Leaving at the same time, those taking the Shinkansen will reach the destination earlier than those flying.
Japan's unique fried pork chop originated from a popular menu of a western restaurant a hundred years ago. The golden crispy skin that absorbs the sweet gravy, accompanied by refreshing cabbage, rice and miso soup, making the fried pork chop one of the most popular Japanese specialties.
One of Japan's cultural contributions is reflected in the aesthetics of design. Every grocery item is imbued with aesthetic expressions, and are quite interesting to use. In Tokyo, even grocery stores and furniture stores are worth checking out. All kinds of novel and creative everyday items could unexpectedly be integrated into our home life.
When traveling in Tokyo, instead of just going to the classic landmarks inside this metropolitan city, you can also consider nearby attractions, including cities, historic sites, scenic spots, and hot springs. The traffic is much lighter in the Kanto region, and it only takes you 1-2 hours by JR to get to many nearby cities. If you go to Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama and other nearby cities, there is a traffic ticket package that comes with a discount.
Tokyo has various kinds of cafes and afternoon tea restaurants in its streets and alleyways. Here, 11 interesting cafes and tea restaurants with different styles have been explored for you, so that you can experience different kinds of fun while tasting delicious food.
Tokyo has 13 three star Michelin restaurants, more than any other city in the world. Most of these restaurants serve upscale Japanese-style cuisine such as kaiseki-ryōri or the feast of crabs. However, there are also many other choices available including French cuisine and molecular gastronomy. We’ve picked the 7 most popular restaurants for you, but be warned, they all need to be booked in advance if you want to get a seat.
You have many things to buy but little time on your trip to visit clothing stores, drugstores, supermarkets, and souvenir shops. You can focus your “spending power"at a large one-stop department store or shopping center for a night of shopping. Tokyo has a wide range of shopping venues. Our editor has shortlisted several one-stop shopping malls to ensure you have enough time to play and shop.
If food is an art, Kaiseki Cuisine is the epitome of this school of art. Only items in season are selected. The cuisine placed tremendous importance on the original tastes of the food, refined cutlery, and arrangement. The order in which food is consumed is carefully designed around the theme of Zen Buddhism. All this makes Kaiseki Cuisine much more than just gastronomy, but an art show.
In Tokyo, you can taste delicious desserts from all over the world. In addition to the traditional Japanese wagashi, fried dolls, there are also top-ranking desserts from France. These exquisite desserts can not only be enjoyed on site, but also are the best choices as companion gifts.
Tokyo is the capitol of nijigen (ACGN culture: anime, comic, game and novel), with all sorts of anime themed restaurants and cafés springing up everywhere like mushrooms. Here is a selection of 7 over-the-top cutesy restaurants; follow us as we smash through the second dimension warp, and find out if there is any limit to the island nation’s ingenuity!
Every year in the springtime, it’s cherry blossom season in Japan. Starting out from Okinawa in January, the blooming of cherry blossoms gradually moves northward, and following the cherry blossom blooming trail has become a big tourist event in Japan. Below are Japan’s 10 most famous cherry blossom spots, found in the Kanto, Kansai, and Hokkaido regions.
Mount Fuji, about 2.5 hours' drive from Tokyo, is not only the most well-known and tallest mountain in Japan, but also a well deserved symbol of Japan. In recent years, climbing Mount Fuji has become a major craze. In addition, you can go to Lake Kawaguchi and Oshino Hakkai to enjoy hot springs and experience the most exciting Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park.
Japanese cuisine pays attention to raw and fresh food, among which, sushi and Kaisen Don are the two most representative delicacies. In Tokyo, you can taste fresh and affordable sushi and seafood feasts. Most of the popular sushi restaurants are located in the Tsukiji Fish Market and Ginza.
Tokyo is the well-deserving capital of anime, and in addition to having well-known places for shopping, such as Akihabara and Odaiba, it also has the Ghibli Museum. Nearby is Kamakura, which is the setting of Slam Dunk, and Hakone, the setting of EVA, all of which are popular places for tours to the holy land of anime.
All kinds of anime-themed restaurants and cafés can be found all over Japan.We have selected 6 representative restaurants of extremely affordable prices and unlimited cuteness. Join us as we cross into another world together and see just how vast the imagination of the Japanese can be!
Tokyo's cherry blossom season runs from late March to early April every year, throughout which cherry trees all over Tokyo compete to blossom, enveloping the entire city in a pink ocean of flowers. Tokyo is blessed with a number of cherry-blossom viewing spots that are rich in history. Here are seven of them with unique features.
Christmas is coming soon, and fantastic lights are popping up everywhere in Japan. The Christmas spirit is picking up. As the capital, Tokyo is full of romantic lights. Let's take a look at the 8 most popular places.
Participate in Osaka Tenjin Matsuri Festival: One of the three major festivals in Japan Osaka Tenjin Matsuri Festival, with a history of more than 1,000 years, is one of the "three major festivals" in Japan and the largest water celebration in the world The highlight of the festival is the "Parade on Land" and "Parade by Boat". Parade on Land indicates that 3,000 people dressed in Nara's Heian court costume and the God sedan with the slowly walk forward; Parade by Boat indicates that about 100 boats from Tenma Bridge go upstream. In the evening, there is also the fireworks display.
The Best Choice for a Family Trip, the Hottest Destinations for a Family in Tokyo
Tokyo is undoubtedly the best choice for a family trip: there are a variety of imaginative theme parks, art galleries and museums where you can meet cartoon characters like Doraemon and Hello Kitty that accompanied you throughout childhood. There are also many maternal and baby stores where you can purchase everything needed for your baby. It is a paradise for both adults and children!
This year more than 1.3 million people will travel from the USA to Japan (JNTO, 2018). Outside of Asia, that's more Americans than travelers from all of Europe combined!From reimagined sushi (California roll), western Anime (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and even a Tokyo-inspired Los Angeles dystopia (Blade Runner), viewing Japan through an American lens has produced some interesting results over t