High Tea at the Luxurious Aman Tokyo

Sleek, minimalistic and slightly mysterious. Built in 2014, Aman Tokyo is one of the city’s newest luxury hotels. Tucked away at the top of an Otemachi high rise a few blocks from Tokyo Station, it has an exclusive yet welcoming atmosphere. Rooms here hover around  150,000 yen per night… luckily for those of us with a tighter budget, there are other ways to enjoy this beautiful hotel! Continue reading “High Tea at the Luxurious Aman Tokyo”

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Uncovering the Most Creative Cups of Coffee in Tokyo

One of the reasons I love living in Tokyo is it’s full of people who love to push the envelope to create new and unique things… especially when it comes to the whole ‘cute culture’. We all know in fashion, anything goes. You only have to head to Harajuku to see all the crazy trends happening. And in recent years, this concept has extended to coffee. Continue reading “Uncovering the Most Creative Cups of Coffee in Tokyo”

Delicious Japanese Dishes: Kakigori

It’s almost impossible to get through August in Japan without having at least one bowl of kakigori. There’s not much better than eating this ice cold treat in the sweltering heat. It is the quintessential Japanese summer experience! Continue reading “Delicious Japanese Dishes: Kakigori”

Delicious Japanese Dishes: Takoyaki

Takoyaki… little balls of joy! A common sight at any matsuri (Japanese festival), takoyaki are one of the best street foods in Japan. Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, these octopus balls are made simply of batter, boiled octopus, green onions and tempura bits. A very delicious snack. Continue reading “Delicious Japanese Dishes: Takoyaki”

Delicious Japanese Dishes: Tempura

What is your favourite Japanese food? I feel like sushi is the food of the moment. In Australia, the States, Asia… there seems to be a huge sushi craze everywhere you go. Some other popular dishes are okonomiyaki (savoury pancake), ramen (technically Chinese but it’s Japanese enough!), and katsudon (deep-fried pork and egg on rice). Continue reading “Delicious Japanese Dishes: Tempura”

Sake: Japan’s Liquid of Choice

Sake is such an integral part of Japanese culture. There are so many different types of sake, different brands, different ways to drink it, different occasions to drink it on. Having gone out with my Japanese colleagues (surprise, surprise, teachers love to drink!) on many occasions, I feel like I’ve learnt a little about this complex alcoholic liquid. Continue reading “Sake: Japan’s Liquid of Choice”