Pastime in the rainy season

Chiho is busy with Umeshigoto for this year. Umeshigoto literally means Ume=plum and Shigoto = work in Japanese and it is a traditional seasonal event for Japanese people to make plum wine, plum juice or pickled plum in rainy season. Rainy season in Japanese is Tsuyu and it is 梅雨 in Kanji character. And 梅 […]

Jiro’s Cooking Class by TGT (JCCT) to be introduced soon!! FREE Trial on May 25!!!

Responding to various inquiries about Japanese cuisine  or Washoku,  Tokyo Great Tours are planning to introduce Jiro’s Cooking Class by TGT (JCCT) on top of famous cycling tour (TGCT), kayaking tour (TGKT) and running tour (TGRT)! JCCT features Washoku dishes that especially go well with beer, Sake and white wine :-)! Day Class starts at 11:00am […]

New Route Again! Downtown Riverside Ride

  <Arakawa Cycling Road> Yes, we will launch a new route again! – Tokyo Downtown Riverside Ride.This tour takes you to the east side of the city, where we will ride a lot along the river and canals. Very relaxing 26 km long course is relatively flat and there are cycling roads and parks, and […]

Tsuyu …. Rainy season is not fun at all but…

  As you may already know, it is the middle of  rainy season in Japan. This year it has been raining a lot, Tokyo has the most rain in the last 1/4 century… Oh, just too much… we look outside of the window with the bitterness when we need to cancel the tour. ~~~~~~ Rainy […]

Tokyo’s Great Restaurant Vol. 6 ~ by Kazu ~

Restaurant Name: New Kayaba  (ニューカヤバ) Area: Kayabacho Address: 2-17-11 Nihonbashikayabacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Category: “Izakaya”, Japanese Tavern Business Hour: 17:00-21:00 Monday thru. Friday ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello, this is Kazu. I would like to introduce my favorite Tachi-nomi (Stand and drink in Japanese) style “Izakaya”, a Japanese tavern, near our office. It’s only 3 minutes walk from our […]

Seasonal Sweets, Seasonal Tours

Do you like Japanese sweets? I do! Japanese traditional sweets are called “wagashi (和菓子)”. Wagashi has developed along with Japanese tea ceremony, and wagashi craftsmen try to express seasonal beauties in every piece of sweets to please your eyes and palates. Now cherry blossom season is just around the corner, “Sakura-mochi (桜餅)”, cherry-blossom flavored rice […]

Setsubun, just before spring

This is the season when you find packs of beans with paper masks of funny goblins at supermarkets. Those are for Setsubun (“節分”) festival. Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring in the Japanese old lunar calendar, the name of which literally means “the day between seasons”. This year it falls on February […]

Mercedes’ restaurant in Roppongi

You know, Mercedes is one of the popular brands of luxury cars. Japan also has many Mercedes dealers. Among them is a dealer in Roppongi, where customers can enjoy lunch / dinner / cafe. The dinner might be a bit pricy, but the lunch is affordable. Since this restaurant is designed for advertisement of Mercedes’ brand, […]

Tokyo’s Great Restaurants Vol.6 ~ by Take ~

Hi there, Well, this is already Volume 6 of the series, so I would like to provide a different taste here. I believe people would like to try something special in Japan. The other guides have already recommended some restaurants that are nice in terms of taste. Different from them, I would like to suggest 3 […]