Shaved ice – The taste of summer in Japan

One of the summer traditions in Japan is “shaved ice” (kakigori). It is a delicious dessert made out of ground-up, powdery ice with a topping. Japanese shaved ice has a long tradition. You can even find descriptions of the summerly treat in books like “The Pillow Book” written by Sei Shōnagon in the Heian period around 1002.

Cafes offering kakigori often have a flag outside the store blowing in the wind with the Chinese character for “ice” () on it. When you spot the flag somewhere in the city, you feel as if it is waving at you. “Come here! Get a cold treat!” … and then you HAVE to go inside.

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Where to rent a yukata – “GEKKABIJIN” at Roppongi


The Japanese love fashion. The current trends are diverse. Some trends come from abroad, while others have evolved within Japan. But what they all have in common is that they have roots in Western-style clothes. However, that doesn’t mean that the Japanese do not wear their traditional clothes. They love them, especially during summer! It is the perfect season to try a yukata, a kind of summer kimono made out of cotton. Today I would like to introduce you to a yukata rental shop that also offers Japanese hairstyling!

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Enjoy your summer beach vacation at “Odaiba Plage”!

Have you heard of “Odaiba Plage”?
“Odaiba Plage” (= Odaiba beach) is an event where you will feel like being at a seaside resort right in the middle of Tokyo. This event has its roots in France where “Paris Plages” has already become a popular summer tradition.
In this article, we will tell you everything about the fantastic “Odaiba Plage” event!

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The perfect night in Tokyo! Superb view from 140 meters above the ground at “DINING & BAR TABLE 9 TOKYO”


“Where is the perfect place to go to have some drinks where you also have a beautiful view over the city?” This is a question I often get asked by my friends during their stay in Tokyo. If you are looking for something in the Shinagawa area, I would say it has to be “DINING & BAR TABLE 9 TOKYO” in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel. The view of Tokyo’s skyline seen from the bar and dining area is amazing! Today, I’d like to share my impression of one of the bars and the main dining which I visited with a friend.

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