Moving on from our Michelin adventure in Niseko, we now find ourselves seated in Den. One of (if not the best) restaurant in Tokyo and listed at number 11 on the World’s 50 best restaurants and number 3 for Asia’s equivalent list for 2020 and awarded the best restaurant in Japan for 3 years running, […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Tokyo Food-Otaku: Den Tokyo"
Dining out in Japan will forever be filled with memorable experience. Be it standing under the train tracks in a smokey hole-in-the-wall Kushi-katsu diner with barely enough room to stand or heading out to a beautifully quaint Izakaya in a remote part of the city. Each one ingrained into the mind in their own unique […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Tokyo Food-Otaku: Of joys and disappointments. Yakitori Tsukada & Ginza Kyubey."
The last time I visited Super Autobacs in Tokyo, it was way back in 2012, that trip was when I discovered the bookstore section in the store had closed and since then, I’ve not gone back. With my previous trips to Tokyo mostly coinciding with the Tokyo Auto Salon, there was no need to visit […]Read more "Japan 2020 – A-Pit Autobacs Shinonome"
Before our maiden visit to the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there was one thing about the event that kept me up awake at night trawling through the internets, the swap meet. A sectioned off area at the event for vendors to turn up and sell just about anything related to old kyushas and cars in […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – The Stuff"
With such a lovely assortment of cars on show at the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there is no way we’d overlook some beautiful Euros on display. This may be Japan but the appreciation for import autos run deep, very deep. So let’s start with the heaviest hitter of all. The Ford GT40 Mark II. It […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Import 浪漫"
While I might feel that car design peaked in the 70s, I have to admit that being a kid from the 80s, the one that captured my heart are the machines I grew up looking at. Welcome to the 80s and the 90s. With the emerging popularity of the cars from the decade of excess, […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Hachimaru Heroes"
Now that we’ve had a short break from our vacationing posts, I think now is a good time to head back into Hokkaido once again. Niseko to be precise. For what is pretty much the first of our holiday’s trifecta of restaurant experiences. Ladies and Gents, welcome to Kamimura. Helmed by Head Chef Yuichi Kamimura […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Niseko Food-Otaku: Kamimura"
With several automotive events catering to every niche happening throughout the year, there are few better places in the world to be an auto-otaku than in Japan. And if the Tokyo Auto Salon has gotten way too crowded for your liking, how about hitting up one the slightly smaller but just as exciting shows on […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Historic Youth Part 2"
With our 4-hour shinkansen ride coming to an end as we pulled into the Central Tokyo station just before dinner time, there was just one extra pit stop we had to make before we head towards our base at the Celestine Hotel in Ginza. Our favourite ramen joint, Rokurinsha. Eat your heart out Ichiran, you […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Historic Youth Part 1"
While our sojourn through Sapporo might have seemed a little short, Hakodate was where we really didn’t stay for very long, spending less than 24hrs here. Hakodate was also where we saw first hand, the damage the current corona-virus issue can have on a small city. We continue where we last left off, having grabbed […]Read more "Japan 2020 – A transit through Hakodate"