Issue #1: 14 August 2019
1. Final Fantasy fans will love the Final Fantasy theme cafe in Akihabara. Everything from the decor, the costumes, to everything on the menu. It’s all pure Final Fantasy. With the cast of characters and English menus, FF fans are sure to enjoy this theme cafe ► make reservations here. –JapanTravel
2. Tachikawa is a “little” city tucked away in the western suburbs of Tokyo. It’s also loaded with an incredible amount of quality sushi. When Jiro’s is too busy to get reservations, check out one of these six sushi restaurants to get your fix. No lines and Tachikawa has more to do after you’re full. –TokyoSpark
3. The Japanese language can be tough to learn. If you’re just visiting it’s easier to learn a few phrases to get around. Food is probably one of the biggest reasons to visit Japan. GaijinPot has a great little guide for learning a few ways to describe food (such as salt, sour, or spicy). –GaijinPot
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4. The Japanese love their beer, especially the one-off crazy craft beer they come up with. Like this Locobeer Peanuts Jiro no Milk Stout. Yes, that’s the name of it. It’s “a 5% milk stout from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition collaborative range…” Chiba is essentially part of the greater Tokyo area. Why not give it a try. –BeerTengoku
5. Summer in Tokyo is hot and things like dessert buffets spring up in popularity. I mean, what’s not to like about delicious cakes, ice cream, and treats — all-you-can-eat, to cool off the hot summer day? SavvyTokyo shows off several hotel buffets where you can find fantastic dessert buffets in Tokyo. –SavvyTokyo
6. You know Tokyo as an urban jungle, sprawling mega-city right? Did you know there is actually quite a bit of nature in Tokyo too? All the way over in the very western edge lies a small area known as Okutama — and it is loaded with beautiful natural views when you want to escape the bustle of city life. –Matcha
7. This single photo of a tiny bookstore in Tokyo tells so much about Japanese culture. There’s nothing to read. This one photo is probably worth more than the thousand words cliche. Check it out. You’ll see what I mean. –TokyoTimes
We’ve reached the end of the first issue. Hope you found the info helpful. Maybe even see something you want to check out while in Japan.
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