- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
It's frappuccino season at Starbucks and this week's new comer is the delicious Cherry and Cholate Chip one. Don't miss out! Available only for a limited time.
Teppanyaki is a type of Japanese cooking style that uses a large iron plate to grill. It can be used for cooking all kinds of meats, seafood and okonomihyaki (a type of savoury Japanese pancake). If you are in Akita city and would like to try this type of cooking, here are three addresses you should try.
Ramen is a popular dish all over Japan, and Hiroshima has its fare share of tasty ramen shops! Here are 5 locations you must try when travelling to the wonderful Hiroshima!
Firstly, if you haven't been to Kichijoji, you should go as soon as possible! The place has everything: a huge park with a pond, bustling shopping streets and even and an old-style yoko-cho, or back alley street area, with lots of interesting Japanese taverns and restaurants. Kichijoji has its fare share of excellent yakitori restaurants. Yakitori generally refers to grilled chicken on skewers. Here are five places you should try while visiting Kichijoji town.
Ramune has been popular for ages in Japan. People love this drink for its refreshing zesty taste and its original old-fashioned bottle with a marble inside. The glass bottle's design basically hasn't changed since its creation in the Meiji period. Definitely an iconic drink you should try, especially at festivals! Learn more about it by reading what's next.
The Tokushima Awa Odori is said to be the biggest awa dance festival in Japan, attracting annually 1.3 million visitors! Be sure to attend it if you are on the Shikoku island during the O-bon period.
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.