Yokocho alleys are areas of narrow lanes on the side of a main street where there is a high concentration of pubs, bars and other kinds of eateries. They were originally roughly built local marketplaces during the reconstruction phase post WW2. Yokocho alleys are extremely interesting to visit for their quaint atmosphere, authentic foods, and good drinks!
It is part of Japanese culture to enjoy the change of season. In Japan, the spring season is when the weather gets warmer, cherry blossoms bloom and many seasonal vegetables and fruits get picked. We will introduce some Japanese cuisine and desserts that you can only eat during the spring time!
Whether you have tried them or not, Japanese alcoholic beverages are just so amazing! For the Japanese sake to Japanese whiskeys, Shochu, and even Umeshu, plum wines! There's what you need to remember before losing your memory!
Matcha is a powerful antioxidant and is a great ingredient to add to your daily routine for your health. It is delicious as a hot tea, as a latte, in dessert and even in savory dishes! Do give it a try, your body will thank you!
Although mainly a commercial holiday, the Japanese have developed their own traditions inspired by western customs with regards to Christmas. Here are the Christmassy things you can do in Japan!
Vegetarian cuisine in Japan is incredibly flavorful. Whether it is for religious or moral reasons, or simply because it can be delicious too, vegetarian cuisine in Japan is incredible. Although there are still few restaurants compared to a lot of major cities, Japan also has a vegetarian tradition, Shojin Ryori (Monk cuisine), and there also many cuisines serving vegetarian dishes!
Japanese or Japanese fusion recipes you can try at home! They are simple to make and you can make them whenever you are craving a certain delish dish!
Japan's winter season has lots to offer, from unique winter festivals to comforting cuisine to warm up the body during the coldest season! Here's your guide to Japanese winter.
Onsens are hot springs where you can bathe in hot water, it is an incredibly relaxing experience. Japan has thousands of onsens all over the country. There are indoor and outdoor baths, and they are often indicated on a map with this symbol ♨, or in Japanese with "ゆ” or ”湯”.
There are more than 20,000 Starbucks stores located around the world, but Starbucks in Japan is unique and creative! For those who want to know about the seasonal drinks, the beautiful designed stores, or just simply the locations of the stores in different areas, you may find these articles useful!
Japan is the country with the most Michelin-star awarded cities! In fact, there are 21 in Nara, 117 in Osaka, 135 in Kyoto and 304 in Tokyo!! As a base of comparison, Paris, comes in in 3rd place, after Tokyo and Kyoto, with 134 stars! If you want fine dining, you're in the right country!
Halloween is synonymous with fall and all its delicious treats and all the scary and exciting activities. Here you will find information on what to do and where to eat during this spooky season.
As Japan value seasonal changes, they have a variety of seasonal food and events, and there are so many exciting events happening during summer in Japan! Summer festival is where Japanese culture revive, and where people gather, eat food and sometimes dance along with traditional Japanese summer music. Check out the following popular and unique festivals that Japan has to offer.
Fireworks festivals are one of the most popular summer events in Japan, and people love watching beautiful fireworks with a yukata and good street food! There are a lot of fireworks festivals happening in Japan during summer, so check out the following articles!
Summer is the season of outdoor activities, festivals and most importantly, good food! For those of you who are experiencing Japanese summer for the first time, or just curious what it looks like, these articles can help you to get to know better at amazing Japanese summer culture and food!
Japan is a small country with a high population, so it is hard to find restaurants and cafes with a spacious atmosphere. Even so, there are several places with a terrace seating, where you can enjoy the beautiful weather during the day or the romantic night view. We will introduce some of those exquisite terrace restaurants and cafes in Japan!
Japan has a variety of chain stores including cafes, sushi, ramen, beef bowl, fast food, etc. It is very common for these chain stores to release seasonal or limited edition menu that uses seasonal vegetables or fruits, which is usually only available in Japan. Check the following articles to find out what kind of chain stores there are in Japan, what is different from stores overseas, and for more information on Japanese chain stores!
Have you ever been to an animal cafe? Drinking your cup of coffee while playing with animals is a rare experience! In Japan, animal cafes have been trending, and there are many animal cafes likes dog, cat, rabbit, hedgehog, owl, snake, bird, goat cafes and more! Articles with information and reviews about animal cafes will be posted here!