Tokyo-Based Banker Gives Osaka Tips

Osaka is the best city for casual food. Everything is good value for money there, but you have to try Okonomiyaki. You may or may not like Okonomiyaki, but you should not miss it. You may want to go and look at Osaka Castle, which is said to be a symbol of Osaka. If you [...]

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Senior Tokyo-based Banker Gives Tips for Kyoto

Thoughtful suggestions from a senior banking executive who lives in Japan. Toru and I knew each other in London and he is clearly the best example I know of “east meets west.” Unfortunately, the latest typhoon damaged the major tourist area where you can enjoy lunch along a beautiful river. There are an uncountable number [...]

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Recommendations from a Japanese media executive

First of all, the following websites should be quite useful in making an itinerary for Japan: Go Tokyo Enjoy Osaka Kyoto Prefecture Tourism Guide I definitely recommend staying at the Ryokan, a traditional Japanese hotel in Kyoto, so you can enjoy something entirely different! However, my recommended restaurants in Tokyo are as follows: Inakaya Gonpachi Ninja [...]

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