Summarising – my 10 favorite restaurants

Ganchan A bit outside of the heart of Roppongi, half way to Azabu Juban or the Grand Hyatt, lies this small wooden house stuck between 2 buildings and opposite a Konbini. you could walk past without realising. Ganchan has 20 seats, a counter and one table. 4 men run the place and they serve til […]

Summarising – my favorite foods

Sashimi This was always among my favorite but it obviously grew stronger while living in Japan. The fish variety is amazing, the quality is impeccable At my favorite restaurants (Uoshin Nogizaka and Janome), they taught me a lot of spieces, buri, toro, katsuo, maguro, donoguro, etc. I could live with sashimi, seriously

Summarizing – my favorite places

Takao San Mount Takao is about an hour train away from Shinjuku train station, take the takaosanguchi train til the end This is the closest mountain to Tokyo, a great nature outdoor day, about 3 hours walking up easy hike, on a slow pace, family friendly, a great day out You may take the cable […]

10 things I will not miss

Konbini   Convenience stores (konbini) are everywhere in Japan and open 24/7. This is where I pay my bills in cash, get my cash from the machine. Salarymen get a shirt and underwear for those days where they missed the last train and slept in a capsule hotel. People tend to buy their snacks and […]