Gonpachi is a famous Japanese restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere.

Gonpachi became world-famous for the historic “Izakaya meeting” between former President George W. Bush and former Prime Minister Koizumi that took place at Gonpachi Nishi-Azabu, and for being the model for the scene in Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill”. As a Japanese restaurant serving soba noodles, kushiyaki (skewers), tempura, and other dishes, Gonpachi attracts customers from […]

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Relaxing long-distance buses.

What is your mode of transportation between Tokyo and Osaka? Airplane? Train? Why not take a bus once in a while, and a very rich one at that? The bus fare between Tokyo and Osaka costs 20,000 yen, more than the 14,000 yen for an airplane, and the trip takes about 7.5 hours. In exchange, […]

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