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Baseball Cafe – Tokyo, Japan

Baseball, along with soccer, is a popular team sport in Japan.  It is so popular that if you ask the average 10 year old what they want to be when they grow up, many would answer “professional baseball player”, or Ichiro.  There’s no wonder why restaurants like Baseball Cafe are a family favourite.

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Cold Stone Creamery – Tokyo, Japan

Summers in Tokyo are characterized by extreme humidity to the point where one would be sweating from lifting an arm.  There was never a sweat-free day.  Showers take place throughout the day.  The Japanese government launched an energy saving campaign following its nuclear troubles which led to many stores and trains cutting down on air conditioning, a halt in escalator operation, and a dimmer city.  This meant occasional visits to the ice cream store were a must.

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The Return From Japan

2011 was something magical.  The year started with a decision to move to Japan where I was greeted with one of the largest earthquakes in history, an immersion of life in another country, and of course, discovering the culture through food and dining experiences.

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I recently returned and for those following the website, you can expect to read about details of the adventures in Japan as well as the journeys elsewhere from here on.  It is my honour to reflect on and recount all of these experiences by sharing with those who have the same love for food and culture.  Updates are coming soon.

神楽鮨 Sushi – Tokyo, Japan

Located in the busy Ikebukuro of Tokyo, this little sushi restaurant is a quiet gem in a rowdy area.  In front of the door are a couple of signs with photographs of various sushi rice bowls.  Because I can never resist mouth-watering images, I decided to hop in for lunch.

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Tully’s Coffee Japan – Tokyo, Japan

There’s a saying in Seattle that if one wants to locate a Tully’s coffee shop, all that’s needed is to find a Starbucks and turn around.  That’s because where there’s a Starbucks, there’s a Tully’s.  In Japan, while both American chains aim to dominate this market and feed the demand for various American offerings – be it food, clothing, music – it’s not always true.  But what’s true is that where there’s a train station, there’s for sure a Starbucks, Tully’s, or both within a minute walk.

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