Unique Eats: Uobei Sushi

We walked around Shibuya for a bit and now it was time for a sushi fix! I used Google maps to find the restaurant. Located in one of the narrow side streets was Uobei Genki Sushi. I always thought this place looked really cool and was excited to finally try it. There was a wait…

Shibuya Nights

My sister and I left Asakusa and headed to Shibuya for dinner. Shibuya is a major commercial and business center. It’s a popular entertainment and shopping area near one of the busiest railways in the world, Shibuya Station. The streets are packed with restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, and bars. It’s also where you’ll be able to…

Sensoji Temple

One of the most popular attractions in Asakusa is the ancient Buddhist temple, Sensoji. It is Tokyo’s oldest temple and one of its most significant. The legend says that in the year 628 AD, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, out of the Sumida River. The chief of their village…

Matcha and Sweet Potato Snacks in Asakusa

Our rickshaw ride around Asakusa was wonderful. After being dropped off, we decided to check out some of the places we passed by earlier. The first place was Kaminari Issa, a store that specializes in matcha desserts, drinks, and sweets. I love my matcha. We walked around a bit and purchased a couple matcha confections….

Asakusa Rickshaw Tour with Ebisuya

After enjoying a tasty eel lunch, we took the subway to Asakusa. Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo. We saw several rickshaws being pulled around the streets. We asked where the starting point was and decided to do Ebisuya’s one hour Rickshaw Tour of Asakusa. Our knowledgeable guide was fantastic and had to be…

An Unagi Lunch and Vegan Dessert

It was our second day in Tokyo and after a very interesting night exploring Shinjuku, we got ready to go out for something to eat. I have to mention how much I loved the Japanese-style shower room and amazing Japanese heated toilets. Once you go Japanese toilet, it’s really hard to go back. We walked…

Robot Restaurant

We ended up going to Tokyo’s famous Robot Restaurant during our first night. The themed restaurant and bar features a show full of dancers, flashing lights, lasers, robotic monsters, and other quirky characters. There are scheduled showtimes and we bought our tickets in advance. It was total sensory overload as soon as we entered. We…

Off to Tokyo!

Helloooooooo, Japan! After spending a few days in Hong Kong, I finally made it to my top dream destination! Seriously, ever since becoming infatuated with Japanese cuisine when I was little due to my parents bringing me to a particular restaurant and grocery store, I’ve always wanted to go to Japan. I landed at Narita…