- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Ginza is known for its chic boutiques and expensive restaurants. However there are some ramen shops there that are amazingly good, original, and not at Ginza-esque prices! You should definitely try these 5 selected stores!
Honey toast is a popular dessert in Japan, as well as many other areas in Asia. Some say it originates from Hokkaido, but that isn't entirely clear. In any case, Tokyo has some great shops where they serve it that you should definitely try! Beware though, it has an extremely high calorie content! Here are a 5 selected shops in Tokyo.
Perhaps most foreigners living in Tokyo know about the beach of Enoshima, but there is actually a quieter, perhaps nicer version of it at the nearby Hayama! It's well-worth going if you want to avoid the crowds. Have a look at what Hayama beaches have to offer.
Okinawa's Eisa Festivals attracts 300,000 visitors every year! They are part of the Obon celebrations happening everywhere in Japan, but with a distinct Okinawan flavor.
The Nagasaki Kunchi is the most famous festival in Nagasaki. It is a vibrant and exciting showcase of Japanese traditions and intercultural exchanges Nagasaki is famous for.
Nagasaki is known for being one of the most culturally diverse cities in Japan. It has received influences from many cultures from being Japan's only open port for a long time in history. With Chinese and European influences, ramen found here is also very diverse and delicious thanks to this history. Make sure to try these stores if you are in the area!
The Kishiwada danjiri (cart-pulling) matsuri is a festival of Kishiwada city in Osaka prefecture. It is said to be one of the most thrilling festivals in Japan! It's probably also the most popular festival of its kind in the country.
The Hakata Gion Yamasaka is a hugely popular float festival that attracts approximately 1 millions spectators every year. The festival has a 750 year history and is one of Fukuoka's most prominent. Read on to discover what makes this event so great!
Eel, or unagi as it is known in Japan, is a very popular summer dish. It is said to help your body fight "natsubate" (suffering from the summer heat). Osaka has great unagi that is usually crispier than what you find in the Kanto region. Make sure to try these delicious stores if you live in Osaka or travel here.
This noodle dish is one of the best things about the sweltering Japanese summer! It consists of cold noodles topped with a variety of colorful toppings. Light and delicious, it's an absolute staple during the hot months of the year. You have got to try it if you haven't already!