Cafe de Joel Robuchon in Takashimaya, Tokyo

One place that we like to go to on a visit to Tokyo is the Takashimaya department store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. We like the old world charm by which the store carries on its business and appreciate details such as the stately building in which it is housed in, the attentive service of the staff …

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Kazahana Restaurant at Rusutsu Resort, Hokkaido Japan

The Rusutsu ski resort in Hokkaido is very popular with tourists during ski season from late December to February. To be successful, a resort needs to have not only good snow but also good food.  At Rusutsu you are spoilt for choice as there are many restaurants of many genres available. As first time visitors …

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Tempura Horikawa at Hotel New Otani, Tokyo

We recently had dinner at Tempura Horikawa, Hotel New Otani, Tokyo. The hotel is an icon in Tokyo. It is a huge place, housing more than 1,000 guest rooms, countless meeting rooms and conference facilities and a 10-acre Japanese garden. As far as we are concerned however, their most important feature is that located within …

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Hanamaru Sushi Restaurant at JR. Tower Stellar Place, Sapporo, Japan

We had a really enjoyable time feasting at Nemuro Hanamaru, a sushi restaurant that is located in the Stellar Place shopping mall in Sapporo. Although we are not usually keen on conveyor belt sushi restaurants (who knows how long the thing has been on the belt right?), we were impressed by the high recommendations given …

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