A Guide to Japanese Summer!

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!

A Guide to Japanese Summer!

How To Make And Eat The Authentic Zaru Soba (Cold Soba)!

What is Zaru soba? It is a type of soba noodle dish in Japan, commonly eaten in summer. Here is the ultimate guide to zaru soba - how to make (including the tsuyu/dipping sauce and condiments/ toppings), and how to eat it!

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What's More Refreshing Than a Mojito in the Summer in Tokyo!

In the scorching hot Japanese summers, you can sometimes feel like you're slowly turning into a sloth, as each movement is slower than the next. The blazing sun makes you feel like you're literally melting. Is there anything more refreshing and more summery than a mojito? Below is a recipe for a yuzu mojito, and also different places to enjoy mojitos in Tokyo.

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What's Mizu Yokan And How To Make It?

Japan's summer often gets very hot and humid. Mizu yokan (水ようかん), or red bean sweet jelly, is one of the popular summer desserts of Japan that can make you cool down. This article will introduce what is mizu yokan and how people enjoy it. Also, I will introduce a recipe of how to make authentic mizu yokan!

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Crisp and Delicious: the Japanese cucumber and ways to eat it

There is a huge variety of tasty cucumbers all around the world, however the Japanese one, known as "kyuri", might be one of the best! You see it appearing in abundance in Japanese supermarkets when summer comes. It's one of the beloved summer vegetables. And for good reasons! It's refreshing and the Japanese have their own unique way of eating it. Learn how to make simple kyuri recipes by reading what follows.

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Mizu Manju : A Traditional Summer Dessert of Japan That Is Too Beautiful To Eat

What is Mizu Manju (水まんじゅう/水饅頭)? It is one of the Japanese-style desserts (also called wagashi) in summer. This is a ultimate guide to this jelly-like beautiful dessert mizu manju, including the definition, variations, and how to make.

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Where to Find the Most Refreshing Iced Coffee in Tokyo

As the weather is increasingly getting hotter, it seems like you cannot cool down no matter what you do. But with a glass of cold iced coffee in hand, walking around the city is a lot more enjoyable. Here is a list of the best iced coffee shops in Tokyo.

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Lili Wanderlust

Healthy Superfood Alert: Japan's goya!

This is one of Japan's staple summer vegetables. The bitterness of the goya has a cooling effect, which is one of the reasons why Japanese love to eat it in the summer. It was originally mostly eaten in Okinawa, but know its popularity has spread to all of Japan, and because of its surprising nutritional value, its popularity is also spreading quickly around the world.

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Tenjin Matsuri, One of the Biggest Summer Festivals in Japan!

Tenjin Matsuri is one of the biggest natsu matsuri, summer festivals, in Japan. Around 1.3 million people come to watch this energetic event! Check this article for more information on Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka!

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Koenji Awa Odori Festival: a huge dance festival in the heart of one of Tokyo's hippest neighborhood!

If you are in Tokyo in late August, make sure to check out the Koenji Awa Odori Festival. It is one of the biggest in the city, and it attracts approximately 1 million visitors! Find out more about the summer festival below!

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