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A collaboration program by TOKYO FM and Yelp, introducing the real life, culture, news, and must go spots of the big city Tokyo and of Japan. Discover Tokyo as an untourist!

A collaboration program by TOKYO FM and Yelp, introducing the real life, culture, news, and must go spots of the big city Tokyo and of Japan. Discover Tokyo as an untourist!
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A collaboration program by TOKYO FM and Yelp, introducing the real life, culture, news, and must go spots of the big city Tokyo and of Japan. Discover Tokyo as an untourist!




Akihabara Gourmet Trip Ep.48

This episode featured a restaurant "Akihabara" represented by animation, games, and otaku culture! Emily who is a specialist in Akihabara and is also in charge of tour guide, Recommended unique restaurants such as maid cafe, sushi shop, and meat building where various meat dishes sukiyaki, Wagyu beef etc… can be eaten! [The store introduced in this episode] @home cafe: nadeshiko-zushi: Mansei-Akihabara:


Best Kakigori in Tokyo: Yelo, Ice Monster, Yuki no Shita Ep.47

Shaved Ice is one of the most popular desserts during summertime in Japan. In this episode, we introduce luxury kakigori shops from Harajuku, Roppongi, and Ginza that serve different twists to the age old dessert.


Art Exhibits: Immersive Art with TeamLab, Naruto & One Piece at Mori Art Museum Ep.46

Alex introduces the major hubs in Tokyo to visit for modern art exhibits as well as Teamlab's immersive art experiences


The Specialist Ep 3: Enter the World of Sake

In our New Segment, “The Specialist”, we interview John Gauntner. Mr.John was Born in Ohio, USA. When coming to Japan in 1988 it became attractive for sake, Serial sake column in English text newspaper "The Japan Times". He is carrying out various activities to convey the wonderfulness of sake. This time, we’re interviewing plenty of application knowledge that that can be used when you came to Japan from introductory knowledge such as charm and type of sake!


Tokyo : Japanese Summer Festival! Ep.44

This time Rana visits a Japanese summer festival and reports from the scene. Takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and more summer food and eats just begging to be tried! Lastly, an interview from German backpacker Johan! And his personal tips into some interesting and dark sides of Japanese history. Finally, a quick recommendation on a must-see festival in Kyoto!


Pizza in Japan Pt2: Domino's Weird Pizza, NYC vs Chicago Deep Dish.Enjoy with tokyo craft beer. Ep.43

In part two of Pizza in Japan, Alex shares his two favorite pizza joints in Tokyo as well as the weird pizza flavors provided by Dominos. Enjoy with Tokyo original craft beer. [The shop introduced in this episode] pizza slice(daikanyama) pizza slice2(omotesando) devil craft(hamamatsucho,kanda,gotanda)


The Specialist Ep2: Craft Beer in Tokyo, Hoppy, Ji-Beer, & History of Beer in Japan Ep.41

In our New Segment, “The Specialist”, we interview former Country Manager of Yelp Japan, Tomo Takada, about the wonderful world of Craft Beer that’s taking Japan by storm. Tomo also talks about the history of beer in Japan, the influence of the four dominant beer companies: Asahi, Kirin, Ebisu, and Suntory, as well as Japan specific beer phenomenons like “Ji Beer” and Hoppy. Check out his impressive list of recommendations below: [Pioneer] Baird...


working in Tokyo,learn japanese language & culture through famous anime,special interview from a listener visiting Japan from Germany Ep.40

This time, the return of Rana! Who has just started working in Tokyo Japan at a new job. This time she will talk about some important points to be aware of when looking for a job in Japan from her personal experience. Important for anyone who wants to work in Japan. Also learn Japanese language and culture through famous anime as Rana first did. Along with some of her favorite anime, she will let you in on the surprising benefits that learning Japanese through anime has to teach you...


Special Interview: LANY's first Japan Tour Ep.38

Famous for their songs such as Good Girls & ILYSB, LANY has been one of the hottest new artists in the music industry. Their first appearance in Japan was at Summer Sonic, but this is the first time LANY has held a tour in Japan. Check out this episode as we ask them a bit about their experience performing to a Japanese audience, and their favorite spots in Tokyo. The shop introduced in this episode About Life Brewery (Shibuya) Ichiran...


Ginza's 100 Year Restaurants Pt2: Founder of Edomae Sushi, Michelin Star Unagi, the Perfect Omurice Ep.37

We’re going to take an even deeper look at historic shops in Ginza, with over 100 years of history! This will include a sushi restaurant that’s been protecting the edomae-zushi style, the only unagi restaurant to receive a star of excellence by the Michelin Guide, and a restaurant that serves a near perfect omurice that I’ve ever seen. recommend shop list: Shiseido Parlour Ginza Restaurant (TOKYO,GINZA) Chikuyoutei...


Ginza's 100 Year Restaurants Pt1: Tempura, Omelette Rice, and Anpan Ep.36

Ginza, the luxury shopping district of Tokyo, is often compared as the Beverly Hills of Japan. In part 1 of our Ginza series, we explain the history of the city, as well as a few restaurants that have been offering customers the service and traditional taste for over a century. [recommend shop list] Rengatei(TOKYO Ginza) [omurice(omelette and rice)] Tenkuni (TOKYO Ginza) [Tenpura,Tendon] Kimuraya(TOKYO...


Valentine's Day Spinoff: Japanese Craft Chocolate, Matcha Chocolate, Bean to Bar Chocolate ep.35

Japan's unique holiday, White Day, is coming around the corner. It's a spin-off of Valentine's Day. The way Japan has interpreted these two holidays has created a unique norms such as gender roles and obligation chocolate. On top of an explanation of this holiday, we're introducing some amazing chocolate places in Tokyo,Kyoto,and more, such as SF's bean to bar chocolate shop, Japanese interpretation of chocolate making, and a "chocolate museum" making a perfect harmony of Japanese tea...


Wagyu Pt3: The Perfect Yakiniku Restaurant & Affordable Wagyu in Tokyo ep.34

Yakiniku is the king of meat cuisine in Japan. In this episode, we talk about the ways to enjoy wagyu yakiniku as well as two recommendations: One premium and one affordable options recommend shop list: yoroniku(TOKYO Omotesando) jiromaru(TOKYO Akihabara ) jiromaru are located in various places. ex.Shibuya,Shinjuku,Ikebukuro,Nakameguro,Yokohama,Otemachi etc..


Wagyu Pt2: $200 Sandwich at Wagyu Mafia, Burgers, and A5 Steak Ep.33

This is part 2 of our Wagyu series, covering non traditional ways which wagyu has been used from burgers to cutlet sandwiches to meat sushi. recommend shop list Kuroge Wagyu Burger BLACOWS(TOKYO Ebisu) WAGYUMAFIA THE CUTLET SANDWICH (TOKYO NAKAMEGURO) POUND-YA Nikuzushi Ebisu Yokochō(TOKYO EBISU) Nikuzushi are located in various places.


Wagyu: Japanese Premium Beef & The Most Famous Sukiyaki Restaurant in Tokyo Ep.32

There’s a world wide hype around the taste and brand of “Wagyu”, Japan’s premium brand beef. This episode covers what makes wagyu so special (and DELICIOUS!) along with the best ways to enjoy it, and the most famous Sukiyaki restaurant in town. next episode we’ll introduce yakiniku. Check our twitter @realtokyoFM Send us an e-mail at and we'll send you a TokyoFM World sticker! Enjoy Tokyo! [LINKS] SUKIYAKI Asakusa Imahan Kokusaitōri...


Tokyo's Hidden Donut Scene: Maple Bacon, Soybean Paste Donuts, Cronuts, Giant NY Style Doughnuts. feat: the Best Flat White in Japan Ep.31

Donuts might not be the first thing that comes to mind in regards to Tokyo, but the hidden donut scene here is AMAZING. From the world famous cronuts to the local favorites like the (healthy?) soybean paste donuts, you won't be disappointed. Check our twitter @realtokyoFM Send us an e-mail at and we'll send you a TokyoFM World sticker! Enjoy Tokyo! [LINKS] DUMBO Donuts Nico Donuts Azabujuban CANVAS...


Kansai Coffee Culture: Kyoto's Arabica reaches the world, World's silkiest latte Ep.29Best Cup Ramen ! (japanese instant noodle) :Favorites from Japan,cup ramen museum,Explanation of vast variety type Ep.30

This time we are focusing on a special feature spin-off on... The world's life-save snack, instant noodles! In Japan, cup ramen is so much more and with a vast variety, this episode we take look at the basics, breaking it down into 3 categories. We introduce a few recommendations, including Rana's own personal favorite, an instant version of the famous traditional Japanese Udon noodles. Tune in until the end for a spot which will change your whole experience with instant...


Kansai Coffee Culture: Kyoto's Arabica reaches the world, World's silkiest latte Ep.29

Kansai’s coffee culture is unique and different from Tokyo’s. In this episode, we introduce three coffee shops from Osaka and one from Kyoto, that’s reaching the world. [LINKS] Lilo Coffee Roasters Brooklyn Roasting Company Namba Ekikan Mondial Kaffee 328 Arabica @junichi_yamaguchi Check our twitter @realtokyoFM Send us an e-mail at and we'll send you a TokyoFM World sticker! Enjoy Tokyo!


Osaka Pt2: Coffee Flavored Craft Beer, Best Takoyaki in Town, Projection Mapping, and Food Heaven in Department Stores Ep. 28

Our very special feature on Osaka continues with an exclusive interview with former Yelp Community Manager, expert and local tour self acclaimed tour guide shuhei . From some of the city 's best crunchy and creamy takoyaki to secret spots for incredible sights of the city to an unique coffee craft beer, this one day itenerary brings you too the most interesting and exclusive experiences of...


Real Tokyo Best 3 : Cocktails Sushi and Best Coffee in Japan Anniversary ,shibuya VR, mario cart Special Ep. 27

It is our one year anniversary and we are looking back at some of the greatest topics we've covered while adding new information. The guide talks about drinks in Shibuya VR and Nintendo Mario , the best fish market in the world with fresh sushi and finally the history and culture of coffee in Tokyo and Japan ! [links] Shibuya episodes : and Tsukiji episode : Good Coffee : Check our twitter...