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Japan in 8K

Japan in 8K

Japan is an amazing country full of contrasts from natural landscapes to high-tech modern marvels. Most of us have seen Japan from the ground but taking a look above from the air gives you a totally new and different perspective.

Armadas, a video production company based in Japan recently released a stunning 8K video which captures the beauty of Japan from above. The video highlights major tourist attractions such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama, Nagoya and Hakodate. Some of the amazing sights include:

Hakodate, one of the main cities in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island is the gateway to this wild & rugged northern frontier. The city is famous for its dramatic night views from the top of Mount Hakodate and Fort Goryokaku, which was Japan’s first western-style fortress.

Yohohama is a lively port city south of Tokyo that was one of the first Japanese ports opened to foreign trade. This video beautiful captures the Minato Mirai 21 area of Yokohama, which is a seaside urban area that features many large skyscrapers including the Landmark Tower and Queen’s Towers as well as the colourful Cosmo World Ferris Wheel.

Nagoya is a manufacturing and shipping hub in central Japan that was a key player in Japan’s economic revival. The city is home to one of Japan’s best and most historic castles as well as some amazing modern architecture such as JR Central Towers, Midland Square and the Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers.

Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital is home to some of Japan’s most important temples and shrines. The Kyoto Station area features some interesting architecture with Kyoto Station one of the largest buildings in Japan and a shopping and transportation hub. Kyoto Tower is a rocket poised for takeoff on the doorstep of the station and a …continue reading

    

re:Dine GINZA: Premium Wagyu Ramen

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re:Dine GINZA serves a luxuriously tasty and affordable wagyu ramen. The soft and succulent wagyu beef may be the star – but the entire ramen bowl is impressive!

The Broth: Full-Bodied and Delicate

The ramen broth uses a light shio seasoning alongside chicken, clams, kelp, niboshi, and duck oil. You’re also provided with a side of porcini mushroom oil. This pleasantly complements the refined, flavorful broth.

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Melt in your Mouth Toppings

But perhaps appropriate in glitzy Ginza, it’s the deluxe ramen toppings that steal the show. The star topping is the broiled wagyu beef. It melts in your mouth like a soft blanket dissolving in a river of umami.

All this for just ¥1,500

But it’s not just the wagyu – slices of slow-cooked duck and chicken are great topping sidekicks. These 3 meats seep into the light broth and provide it with a meatier flavor towards the end.

Rounding out the toppings are fresh green negi, thicker bamboo shoots with tougarashi spice, and a flavored egg that’s delicious but not overly creamy.

World’s Richest Sesame Ice Cream for Dessert

They have an excellent white / black sesame ice cream combo for dessert. It’s even available for take out. Choose from the below options:

  1. Triple Rich Black
  2. Triple Rich White
  3. Salted Sesame
  4. Chunky Multigrain

#1 and #2 are absolutely divine! They don’t call them the “World’s Richest Sesame Ice Cream” for nothing. The black is much smoother and creamier in flavor, while the white is more chunky and nutty.

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Best Australian Restaurants In Tokyo When You’re Craving A Hearty Meal

Best Australian Restaurants in Tokyo

Rugby fans from all over the world will gather to Japan this month to watch the long-awaited Rugby World Cup, and with the sport being so popular in Australia, we think we’ll be welcoming in a lot of Aussies. Luckily, Tokyo is home to exquisite Australian dining that doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re craving a high-quality burger, dying for an Australian dinner and wine pairing, or just need a break from the standard Japanese noodles and sushi diet, you can get your Australian food-fix right here in Tokyo.


1. bills Ginza


bills food - Best Australian Restaurants in Tokyo

bills was founded in Darlinghurst, Sydney, with a focus on serving simple, fresh flavors in light, healthy plates. Since Sydney, bills has grown into a global brand with four Tokyo locations across Ginza, Odaiba, Omotesando, and Futakotamagawa. The menu classics stay the same across all bills’ around the world, so all you brunch-goers can enjoy your favorite full Aussie breakfast (a standard Australian meal including scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, and sausage), smashed avocado toast, and the ever-popular ricotta hotcakes with a honeycomb butter that you’ll melt for as quickly as it will on the hotcakes. Favorites on the dinner menu include the prawn linguine, shrimp burger, chicken schnitzel, and wagyu burger.

Where: Okura House 12F, 2-6-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku
When: Daily, 8:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
How much: bills Classics starting at ¥1,800


2. Ironbark Grill & Bar


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Izakaya Nights: The Best of Japanese Pubs in Tokyo

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

A quintessential Japanese experience, a night spent in a Tokyo izakaya is an insight into the rowdier side of a composed culture, with cold beer and good food thrown in.
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Izakaya are difficult to define if you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing a night (or early morning) in one. Part bar, part restaurant and part something undefineable—they are often smokey, almost always noisy and definitely best when busy. Offering all the must-try Japanese drinks like nihonshu and umeshu as well as draft beer and highballs, you can find your favorites while you choose a few small plates to go with them. An establishment’s specialty can vary, it could be a mix of skewers, some fresh sashimi or traditional tofu dishes—as wel

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Nagashi Somen: Where to Eat Flowing Noodles In and Around Tokyo

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If you are one of those people who eat meals with one hand while typing on their phone with the other, we got a challenge for you: nagashi somen.
Nagashi somen are thin noodles that are enjoyed flowing down a bamboo chute with ice-cold water. And you’ll need all of your focus to fish for your lunch if you want to get your fill! Unsurprisingly, this cold noodle dish is usually enjoyed during the summer months and in a natural, outdoor setting. While you won’t find any venues in central Tokyo that offer this rather traditional and extremely fun experience, there are a few places where you can enjoy nagashi somen around Tokyo.
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About nagashi somen
Nagashi somen is a seasonal meal, so if you want to get in on the fun, make sure

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