Monday, July 22, 2019

飲食

FOOD & DRINK

Savour the taste of Japan and discover incredible izakayas, ravishing ramen, sensational sushi, superb sweets, and a whole lot more deliciousness.

CULTURE | SPOTS | FOOD & DRINK | NATURE | EXPERIENCE | SHOPPING

Explore the Unique Variety of Niigata: The Sea of Japan, Savory...

Just two hours away by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo lies Niigata-ken (Prefecture). Niigata is a serene region on the northwest coast of Japan’s...

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Bringing you the latest hot news Summer 2019 New entertainment center to open in Ikebukuro in July Slated to open on July 19, Q Plaza IKEBUKURO...

Matsushiro Area:A historic town of samurai, powerful clans and castles

If you are interested in the history of Japan, then you cannot miss the chance to visit Nagano city. In this historic district, ninjas...

Togakushi & Iizuna Area: Ninja history shrouded in stunning...

Togakushi Jinja Shrine Discover mysterious legends and powerspots Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines located at the base of Mt. Togakushi. According to Japanese mythology, a...

Protected: Hidden Gems in Yokohama`s neighbouring cities: A look at Kawasaki,...

On a rainy mid-week morning I set out to discover the charm of Yokohama`s neighbouring cities. I am no stranger to Yokohama City, often...

Enjoy SNOWART in Echigo-Tsumari, Niigata

Niigata is located in the region of Chubu, on the main island of Japan, Honshu. It is the third largest city with direct access...

Another 3hr trip – Kagurazaka/Kudanshita

Although Kagurazaka is close to Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinjuku, it has a character all of its own. As a prominent hanamachi (geisha district) that thrived...

Another 3hr trip – Nihonbashi

The Nihonbashi area grew extremely fast following the beginning of the bakufu in the Edo period (1603-1868). The old castle town became the starting...

Another 3hr trip – Suidobashi/Nezu/Sendagi

A seamless blend of culture and history, this part of Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo is home to several famous landmarks such as the Akamon Gate...

Sendagaya– The main stage for Tokyo 2020 Games

Sendagaya area has mysteriously avoided attention up until now, despite being surrounded by Tokyo's hippest and liveliest neighbourhoods – Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku. A...

A FOODIE PARADISE ON ISETAN SHINJUKU STORE’S DEPACHIKA FLOOR

Depachika roughly translates to “an underground floor of a department store”, but it is much more than just a location. Not to be confused...

FOODIE TOURS JAPAN: GIZEM’S TASTE OF TOKYO

“No one should be missing out on Japanese food!” Sounds like a cliché, but everything points to Gizem Sakamaki being born to do this....

Sushi: The evolution of sushi

No conversation about Japanese food can go without mentioning sushi, since the popularity of this particular seafood dish has made waves around the world....

TEMPURA: Japan’s Deep-Fried Delight

Few food symbols are as iconic as the golden, crispy batter-covered shrimp tempura. In Japanese kanji the “ten” in “tempura” uses the character for...

Unagi: Japanese Grilled Eel and the History of Kabayaki

Seafood has always been a staple of the Japanese diet thanks to the bountiful ocean that surrounds the island country, and unagi (eel) is...

Soba-kiri: Edo’s First Culinary Hit

Of the top four culinary superstars which emerged during Japan’s Edo period, soba was the first to grace the table. Soba is actually the...

Nagano Station Area:A cultural core, a splendid temple and a...

Zenkoji Temple attracts numbers of tourists who seek knowledge of ancient Japanese culture and enlightenment. Among the picturesque mountain peaks, you can sense the...
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A short winter trip to Akita – seeing, doing, tasting the...

The snow-covered Akita prefecture in the north of Japan is known for several things, and in February, I headed out there to experience the...
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A Panoramic View of Sakura Blossoms in Kaminoyama-shi, Yamagata-ken

Located at the foot of Mt. Zao, Kaminoyama-shi thrived as a castle town and a place for travelers to rest as they traveled along...
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Greet the Gorgeous Pink Sakura in Fukushima’s Inawashiro-machi

Located at the heart of Fukushima-ken, Inawashiro-machi is a town at the foot of Mt. Bandai. To its south side are the clear waters...