When people think of Japan, they think of a few things – scenic views, fantastic culture, advanced technology – and a world of amazing foods packed into one country.
If you've ever been to Tokyo or Osaka, then you’ve probably seen these machines all over the place. From a local perspective and from an expat point of view, here are some interesting facts about them.
Gather round, and let’s take a look at some of the best places to get drunk in Japan without spending a fortune. We’ll also discuss the best general strategies for maximizing your yen when heading out on the town.
Love them or loathe them, chopsticks are the primary utensil in Japan, so if you’re traveling there you’ll need to know how to eat with chopsticks. Despite having used them several times before, I was worried about making a chopstick faux pas when traveling to Japan for the first time.
Let’s take a look at some example budgets, common restaurants, and tips for planning your gastronomic adventures in Japan. After that, we’ll give you the inside track on how to land a spot at some of the best restaurants.
Want to eat sushi in the same chair as President Barack Obama? What about David Beckham or Hugh Jackman? Then head to Ginza. With this guide, you can discover the 13 best sushi restaurants in Ginza and then immediately book a table. Then all you have to worry about is taking your appetite.