Fishing Restaurant

If you like fishing, seafood, and interesting places, there is a restaurant called Zauo where you will want to dine at.  The one we went to is on the first floor of the Washington Hotel in Shinjuku near the Tokyo City Hall. You can rent a fishing pole to catch a fish and then they will cook it for…

Nakameguro, A Riverside Town

Along the Meguro River, there are small, individually owned restaurants and shops in the town of Nakameguro, near Ebisu.  You can get there on the Hibiya subway line or Tokyu Toyoko Line. During the daytime, it is a nice walking trail.  There are cozy cafes, shops, beauty salons and a park along the river to look around. In the…

Ghibli Museum

When my kids were small they liked watching the movie, Totoro.  Totoro is one of the products of the Ghibli Studio.  The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka is so well known internationally but I had never visited it before.  So I finally decided to go there.  You will need to purchase the tickets at Lawson in…

Rabbit Cafe

I have introduced to you on my blog a cat cafe and a goat cafe. These posts had many visitors so now I will show you the rabbit cafe.  The rabbit cafe is similar to the cat cafe, where you can play with the rabbits.  It costs 700 yen for 30 minutes and it comes with your choice of drink.  For…

Wagashi Class

Eating Wagashi with green tea is nice but making it is fun. In Kyoto, sweets makers offer sweet making classes for visitors. We tried it out at Yoshihiro in Nijyo. The cost is 1950 yen per person. 1620 yen for children and students (high school) plus tax.  They offer four classes daily: 9:15, 11:00, 13:30 and 15:15….

Another 100 Yen Store

As you may know, I really like 100 yen shops.  Seira in Shibuya is my favorite but there is another one I like called Natural Kitchen. The items are very pretty and cute.  I could spend an hour just looking at each item on the shelf. They have everything from plants to kitchenware, and everything in the…

Hozu River Cruise in Kyoto

If you would like to enjoy a beautiful landscape of mountains and rivers, this boat cruise from Kameoka to Sagano is a fun adventure that I guarantee you will enjoy.  First, you take a train from Kyoto station to Kameoka, then walk down to the boat station to catch your boat.  The ticket booth is…

Renting Kimono in Kyoto

In Kyoto, there are many kimono renting places catered to tourists. Here you can rent a kimono to dress up as a Geisya and have your photo taken or you can simply wear a kimono to walk around the historical town of Kyoto. There are different packages and the prices vary from 3500 yen to 25000 yen. Near the Kiyomizu…

Daikanyama

I visited Daikannyama with my family to have a walk around. It is a town near Shibuya and is a popular residential area, but it is also nice for those who don’t live there to just visit and enjoy walking around like we did.  The residential area is quiet and homey. It’s the perfect place…

Cyaseki Mantei

If you visit the Ghibli museum, Inokashira Park, Inokashira Zoo or the town of Kichijyoji, I highly recommend that you visit this tea house which is hidden away in the alley.  The name of the tea house is Cyaseki Mantei. It is a part of an actual house that someone resides in.  It has been there since 1975.  They…