Oedo Waen Soba and Sake Festival

Soba and sake masters from across Japan serve up specialities in Tokyo Ahh, there’s little I love to do in Japan more than eat! From sushi to sukiyaki, tempura to takoyaki, and some other yummy yakis (yaki means cooked or fried), the island nation is abundant in unique and delicious speciality dishes. Even with more than 160,000 restaurants in Tokyo, its countless mouths to feed … Continue reading Oedo Waen Soba and Sake Festival

Ajisai (Hydrangea) Festival 2019

The best place to see hydrangeas in Tokyo Right on cue, the heavens opened up. The wet season began and burst hydrangeas into bloom across Tokyo. From early June to mid-July, the plants flourish in pinks, blues, lilac and cream, like a petalled rainbow welcomed to illuminate the days of drizzle. There has to be one good thing about the rain, right? While there are … Continue reading Ajisai (Hydrangea) Festival 2019

Antique vs. Flea – Markets in Tokyo

Oedo Antique Market & Shinagawa Intercity Flea Market Every weekend, eager dealers flood markets across Tokyo with the finest selection of bits and bobs, as well as treasures and troves! Whether it was stowed on the shelf for donkey’s or buried in the depths of grandma’s closet, it’s been dusted off and labelled up for sale! Something is bound to catch your eye or raise … Continue reading Antique vs. Flea – Markets in Tokyo

Aloha Tokyo 2019

Tokyo’s biggest Hawaii festival Aloha Tokyo is the city’s number one Hawaii festival, accommodating around 200,000 attendees hungry for the hula and pineapple patties over the 3-day event. I know what you’re thinking; Tokyo has more than one Hawaii festival?! Well, Japan and Hawaii go waay back, and the Japanese gush at the thought of summer vacays in the land of luaus, so anything Hawaii … Continue reading Aloha Tokyo 2019

Oktoberfest 2019

Tokyo hosts Germany’s legendary beer festival Tokyo hosts its interpretation of Germany’s legendary beer festival, Oktoberfest. Traditionally this folk celebration runs in Munich for 3 weeks from the end of September into the first week of October, seeing more than 6 million people attend every year. And while Tokyo’s event isn’t of such colossal scale, and undoubtedly lacks authentic lederhosen, the city’s answer to this … Continue reading Oktoberfest 2019