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The Sapporo Snow Festival is the hugest winter event in Japan! If you are seeking to experience some winter magic, it's the place to go in Japan in February. Here's more on this famous festival.
In Japan after the New Year's celebrations, many shops sell items at high discount buddled in what are called "fukubukuro" or lucky bags. Here's more on this tradition!
It's like a law of nature: when we need panko, it's nowhere to be found in our kitchen's cupboards. So here's a life hack used by the Japanese to quickly make some panko from regular white bread.
Japan has a special kind of white bread that originates from Hokkaido commonly known as the Japanese milk bread. It's characterized by a sweeter taste than regular white bread and has an extra fluffy inside. Here's an authentic recipe for it!
If you love shabu shabu, a type of Japanese "nabemono" hotpot, consider the shinkuku as your next stop for finding a great restaurant. Here's the lowdown on shabu shabu restaurants in one of Tokyo's busiest and exciting district.
Wakakusa Yamayaki is an old tradition of burning the hillslope of a mountain located near Nara city. It's one of the most famous festivals during the winter season in the former capital of Japan.
Our guide to shabu shabu restaurants in Ginza, Tokyo! Shabu shabu, or Japanese hot pot, is one of the best things about the food culture in the land of the rising sun! It's healthy, delicious and, above all, lots of fun to eat as you have to cook the raw ingredients yourself during the meal. Make sure to try out these great Ginza restaurants!
December is the beginning of winter in Japan. It's a season when lots of nice winter foods become popular and widely available at restaurants. That in itself will give you plenty to do in December if you're a foodie! Also, the country gets a little Christmassy in its own way, and the beginning of the skiing season starts. So here are the things you can do in Japan in December!
Never heard of "mekabu"? If you haven't, you're certainly not alone! In Japan, it's commonly eaten for its nice texture, taste, and nutritional benefits. Outside of Japan it's still relatively unknown. This article will give you information on the mekabu seaweed, how it's eaten, and its nutritional properties.
Menya Kaijin is outstanding for the quality of its seafood broth ramen. The joint is extremely popular among ramen lovers and even among those who usually don't like ramen that much! Find out more about this self-proclaimed "god of the sea" kind of ramen.