Good Eats: Waentei-Kikko (Tokyo)

Asakusa is such a well-trampled neighborhood (and deservedly so, it's one of my favorite in Tokyo) that it's difficult to find an eatery off the beaten track. Yet that's exactly the description I would apply to Waentei-Kikko, my choice for lunch on one of my recent weekend trips to Tokyo. Waentei-Kikko sits far enough off... Continue Reading →

Experience: Walking the Nakasendo

On any action-packed itinerary of Japan's megacities, one of the best things you can do to escape the crowds is to take a walk in the woods. One of my favorite rambles just happens to have a bit of history to it as well ... Before Japan was crisscrossed by the shinkansen (bullet train), travel... Continue Reading →

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