Categories
Japan

Tonki Tonkatsu: The Quintessential Tonkatsu Experience


Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 707

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 707

Hop on the Yamanote Line and get off at Meguro Station, from there, Tonki is just a short 5-minute (or less) walk. This is where you go if you what the classic Tokyo tonkatsu experience. The old wooden doors set the tone for this two-story restaurant that has been serving the deep fried delicacy since 1939.

Categories
Japan

5 To Try: Tokyo Coffee Shops You Must Visit


Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 707

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 707

Whenever I visit Japan, I make it a point to visit as many different coffee shops as possible. The Japanese take their coffee seriously, and like most other things in Japanese culture, coffee brewing has become a meticulously studied form of art. So every morning that I spend at a different coffee shop is a different experience for me. I learn a little about the coffee that is served, but I also take some time to chat with the coffee artisan behind the counter to find out why they chose to devote their lives to coffee. The conversations in my broken Japanese is always memorable. Like with my other Five To Try posts: this is by no means a Top 5 list of any kind, just a selection of five interesting spots that I think are worth checking out.

Categories
Japan

Dominique Ansel Bakery: Omotesando, Tokyo


Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 707

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 707

I few years ago I visited New York City’s Dominique Ansel Bakery at the height of the Cronut’s popularity. People were standing in line during the wee hours of the morning, before sunrise, so that they could then resell the coveted Cronut for $50+ on Craigslist. Yeah, we weren’t down for that. Instead, we opted for a late afternoon visit with no Cronut’s in sight. Luckily, Ansel opened a shop in the very trendy Omotesando area of Shibuya in Tokyo in 2015 which made it a lot easier for me to taste a DAB Cronut. Let’s check out Dominique Ansel in Omotesando, Tokyo!

Categories
Japan Travel

The Best Way To Spend 100 Yen at Tsukiji Market: Marutake Tamagoyaki


Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 1384

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 707

Warning: preg_match_all(): Compilation failed: invalid range in character class at offset 4 in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 700

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c07/h04/mnt/111785/domains/explorationhawaii.com/html/wp-content/plugins/lightbox-plus/classes/shd.class.php on line 707

One dollar doesn’t get you very far in the United States, In Japan, well, that’s a different story. There’s of course the popular dollar stores, but we recommend heading down to Tsukiji Market to look for a tiny tamagoyaki stand named Marutake Tamagoyaki. They’ve been making one dish, tamagoyaki, for over 80 years. It’s the perfect light breakfast or snack. And the best part, it’s just 100 yen, equivalent to roughly one US dollar.