Are You Scared Of Natto?


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Last Updated February 3rd, 2018If you’ve heard of Natto, then you’ve probably heard warnings about it, too. This strange concoction is extremely popular in Japan, but not many people know about it outside the country… And those who do are often freaked out by it. We’ve heard the smell compared to dirty socks and cheese. We’ve also heard it just … Read More

Tokyo Yakitori: More Than Meat On A Stick


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Last Updated July 13th, 2018If you’re a meat eater and ready to dive right into Tokyo’s food culture, then Yakitori should be near the top of your list. This simple food, when prepared right, will transform how you see meat on a stick. Japanese restaurants specialize down to the smallest detail, rather than offer a variety of foods to choose … Read More

You’ll Love Tokyo’s Coffee Culture


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Last Updated May 8th, 2018This may surprise you, but Tokyo has some of the best coffee shops in the world. In fact, there are even some US shops that have locations here. I’m not talking about Starbucks (although there are plenty of them) but smaller cafes that you’d never expect. Blue Bottle, from the West coast and Gorilla Coffee from … Read More