TOKYO – Best Living Japan – Tokyo Travel Guide https://bestlivingjapan.com Tokyo with Kids Guide for Globally Minded Families Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:03:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 75234301 Kimukatsu (Ebisu, Tokyo) – Juicy Tonkatsu made of 25 layers of Pork https://bestlivingjapan.com/kimukatsu-tonkatsu/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/kimukatsu-tonkatsu/#respond Tue, 10 Nov 2020 02:53:16 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=26053 Kimukatsu is a popular tonkatsu (pork cutlet) restaurant in Japan serving high quality pork thinly sliced and stacked into 25 layers. It is then covered with fresh breadcrumbs and fried slowly in low temperature for 8 minutes resulting in a deliciously crunchy and tender mille feuille type of pork cutlet. We stopped in their main Ebisu …

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J.S. Pancake Cafe – Twelve locations in Japan serving brunch all day https://bestlivingjapan.com/j-s-pancake-cafe/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/j-s-pancake-cafe/#respond Sun, 01 Nov 2020 15:00:18 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=25806 J.S. Pancake Cafe (ジェイエス パンケーキカフェ) serves delicious and filling brunch all day every day. J.S. Pancake Cafe is owned by the Japanese casual clothing brand, Journal Standard, and specializes in savory and sweet pancakes. They have twelve locations in Japan including two in Tokyo and one in Yokohama. We stopped in at the Tennoji location in the Mio Plaza Department Store, Osaka. We …

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MUJI (Ebisu, Tokyo) – One Stop Shop for all your Home & Personal Needs https://bestlivingjapan.com/muji-ebisu/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/muji-ebisu/#respond Sat, 31 Oct 2020 21:00:35 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=25448 MUJI Ebisu reopened their store at the new Atre Ebisu West building (an extension of the Main Atre Building) in April 2016 and it`s bigger and better than ever. This store occupies the fifth and sixth floors and carries the first makeup counter in the Kanto region. They hold about 12,000 books ranging from practical …

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Mt. Takao Hiking – Tokyo Day Trip https://bestlivingjapan.com/autumn-day-at-mt-takao/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/autumn-day-at-mt-takao/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2020 21:30:12 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=1868 This time of year is perfect for a Mt. Takao Hike. The trip to Mt. Takao takes about one hour from Shinjuku station on the Keio Line. Mt. Takao has been a location of worship for more than 1,000 years. The main temple Yakuoin is located near the summit and is a popular place for visitors to pray for Shinto-Buddist …

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Poop Museum (Unko Pop-up Museum) – Odaiba, Tokyo https://bestlivingjapan.com/poop-museum-unko-pop-up-museum-asobobuilding/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/poop-museum-unko-pop-up-museum-asobobuilding/#respond Fri, 16 Oct 2020 08:47:09 +0000 https://www.bestlivingjapan.com/?p=55436 *** Note the previous loction in Yokohama has closed. The new location which opened Aug 2019 is in Odaiba, Tokyo) Only in Japan is there a Poop Museum (Unko Museum).  Japan has a poop fascination – I am always reminded about when my kids were in Japanese hoikuen (daycare) that the diary book would have comments about …

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Tokyo Area Sweet Potato Digging – October to early December https://bestlivingjapan.com/sweet-potato-digging-japan/ https://bestlivingjapan.com/sweet-potato-digging-japan/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 23:14:54 +0000 https://bestlivingjapan.com/?p=52172 Sweet potato digging is an autumn tradition that all Japanese kindergarten and early elementary kids partake in October through December. In Japanese sweet potatoes are called “satsumaimo”. Enjoy a nice autumn day outside central Tokyo and go sweet potato digging. Below are five recommended locations to go Japanese sweet potato digging. Also don’t forget to …

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