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Explore the Kichijoji neighborhood on our Tokyo walk!
June 1, 2018

Have It Your Way: Customized Curry in Tokyo

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Tokyo -- The song “My Way” may be a staple of every karaoke bar in Japan but it’s also a fitting description for the Japanese fast food staple of “curry rice” as served at both Rojiura Samurai Curry and CoCo Ichibanya.Read more
Tokyo -- The song “My Way” may be a staple of every karaoke bar in Japan but it’s also a fitting description for the Japanese fast food staple of “curry rice” as served at both Rojiura Samurai Curry and CoCo Ichibanya.

One can find four Tokyo outposts of Rojiura Samurai Curry, a Hokkaido curry maker from Sapporo, in Hachioji, Shimokitazawa, Kakurazaka and our favorite, Kichijoji. It seems these Japanese curry masters are fond of opening shops in cool neighborhoods where the locals will appreciate the uniqueness of this favored Japanese dish.

Much like ramen noodles, curry rice is adapted from a foreign cuisine as a form of fast food in Japan.Read more
May 21, 2018

Tori-niku Kenkyuujo: The Chicken Lab

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Tokyo -- Walking through Tokyo’s Shin-Okubo neighborhood – AKA Koreatown – can be sensory overload. It’s Saturday night, and we weave through throngs of people along Okubo Street, passing crowded cafes and Korean cosmetics shops. Read more
April 10, 2018

Spring Gone Wild: Tokyo Sansai

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Tokyo -- One of the great joys of spring in Japan is anticipating the appearance of sansai, or mountain vegetables. When cherry blossoms begin to flutter on warming breezes, hikers take to the hills to forage for the first wild edibles. Read more