A Vegan Japanese Cooking Class with Tokyo Cook

My sister booked a Vegan Japanese Cooking Class with Tokyo Cook one morning. The private class took place inside Restaurant Shojin Sougo located on the third floor of the Roppongi Green Building in Roppongi, Tokyo. Our instructor, Yoko Goto, was wonderful. The class was fun, informative, and well-organized. Our vegan meal was absolutely delicious! It…

MariCar: Real-Life Mario Kart!

There were so many things I was looking forward to in Japan, especially the chance to drive around Tokyo in a go-kart! MariCar gives you the opportunity to experience real-life Mario Kart! After leaving Shimokitazawa, I took the train to Shinigawa and walked to Shinigawa Shop #1. I am a big Nintendo fan and loved…

Shimokitazawa

After enjoying some incredible ramen in the comfort of my own private booth, we briefly stopped by our hotel for a bit then made our way to Shimokitazawa. The subway system in Tokyo can be extremely confusing and many line maps are only in Japanese. I downloaded the JapanTravel app which helped tremendously with which…

Akihabara Cat Cafe

Enjoying a couple drinks and holding cute hedgehogs was fun and we were about to take the elevator back down to street level when we noticed a Cat Cafe a couple floors up. My sister immediately suggested that we go, so we did. We had the chance to hang out in a large room with…

Cheese Hedgehog Cafe

We couldn’t leave Akihabara without going to an animal cafe. We saw a poster for Cheese Hadgehog Cafe which was located on the second floor of a nearby building. We had half an hour to sip on some tea and coffee while holding adorable hedgehogs. They were so cute! When we got into the elevator…

Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town

After our fantastic vegan cooking class, my sister and I took the subway to the lively district of Akihabara. Known as Tokyo’s “Electric Town”, it will fulfill all your electronic and gadget needs. It’s also known for stores that specialize in Japanese anime (animation), manga (Japanese comics), video games, collectibles, computers, and toys. It’s the…

Unique Eats: Ichiran Ramen

Besides our fun sushi dinner at Uobei, there was another popular spot I’ve always wanted to try. It was a cool morning with a light drizzle of rain which was perfect weather for ramen. I luckily just noticed Ichiran Ramen in a side alley near our hotel. I went downstairs where there were a couple…

Japanese Convenience Stores are the Best!

I’ve heard some amazing things about Japanese Convenience Stores. I know David Chang is a big fan of their fried chicken and Anthony Bourdain approves those egg salad sandwiches. There are a few chains, but the big three are FamilyMart, 7-Eleven, and Lawson. You’ll find conbini on almost every block throughout Tokyo and most are…