Cheryl White

Cheryl is a long-term resident of Tokyo. Her interests are champagne, food and travel. Attempting to combine all three has been her life long passion.

Articles By Cheryl

Tokyo on Foot: Exploring Aoyama

Much like New York, Tokyo is a city that is made for walking. Sure there are ample taxis, efficient buses and regular, well organized trains...

May 21, 2016 | Lifestyle

A World Renowned Pottery Festival in Tochigi

One of Japan’s great festivals takes place this weekend, and it's a must-visit for lovers of crafts and ceramics. From Saturday, October 31 through Wednesday,...

October 29, 2015 | Lifestyle

Go Back in Time at Nihon Minkaen

It’s hard to believe that a short 30-minute train journey from Shinjuku station can take you so far back in time. Kawasaki’s Nihon Minkaen is...

October 15, 2015 | Uncategorized

A French Afternoon Tea Fit for Gustave Eiffel

Afternoon tea is a very civilized ritual which has been almost forgotten in our busy world. Fortunately, the Grand Hyatt hotel in Roppongi has resurrected...

October 12, 2015 | Food & Drink

Artisan Shops and a Hammock Cafe at 2k540

2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan is an unusually named shopping precinct located fittingly 2.54 kilometers from Tokyo Station. This method of measuring distances out of Tokyo was...

October 7, 2015 | Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Exploring Nishi Kasai, Tokyo’s Little India

Visions of Bollywood dancers, swirling saris and the wafting aromas of spices filled my head as I trekked across town to discover the enclave of...

September 30, 2015 | Lifestyle

Test Your Endurance by Walking the Camino de Santiago

It’s summer in Europe, and when it’s summer in Europe people walk! Alpine hikes in Germany and Switzerland, and lake district ramblings in Norway, Sweden...

August 28, 2015 | Uncategorized

Paris: More than Just Landmarks

Traveling to Paris is on most people’s bucket list, and for many it is a repeat destination. So what to do when you are a...

August 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Slow French Food at Argent, Meguro

Argent is part of the long-standing European food movement known as slow food. Established in 1980, the sign above the door proclaims the restaurant's dedication...

July 31, 2015 | Food & Drink

An Elegant Evening at Le Bar á Vin 52, Azabu Juban

Looking for a new place for that special date night rendezvous? Le Bar á Vin 52 on the main street of the Azabu Juban is...

July 24, 2015 | Food & Drink

See Hawaii with Your Taste Buds

You'd be forgiven for thinking that eating out in Honolulu was all ranch dressing and fries on the side. Most major food chains are represented...

July 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

Treasure Hunting at Tokyo’s Best Antique and Flea Markets

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, goes an old English saying. In Tokyo this truism is alive and well in the numerous flea markets...

July 8, 2015 | Lifestyle

Happy Birthday, Tokyo Style

Are you tired of celebrating your birthday in Tokyo in the same old lackluster way? Has sponge cake lost its allure? Flowers and dinner are...

June 17, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Happo-en: A Small but Beautiful Haven in Central Tokyo

I was quite content to wander for an hour or so through the leafy paths and carp filled ponds of Happo-en. The name means "beautiful...

June 10, 2015 | Lifestyle

Hayari Sausage Restaurant, Ebisu

It’s been pretty wet and miserable of late and when the weather turns inclement my thoughts turn to food. And not just any food but...

May 29, 2015 | Food & Drink

Tokyo on Foot: A Walk Back in Time in Ofuna

Many of us know Ofuna as a station that we whizz past on our way to somewhere else. Trains and shinkansen headed southwest out of...

May 28, 2015 | Lifestyle

The Teien Museum: Tokyo’s Homage to Art Deco

After nearly two years of renovations, the Teien Museum at Shirokanedai finally reopened last November. As its name in Japanese implies, the museum is set...

May 20, 2015 | Lifestyle