- Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.
Japan has a wonderfully rich selection of bottled teas that are so refreshing and healthy! They contain no sugar, which means they have no calories. Also, these teas have many other health benefits such as being rich in anti-oxidants and helping you digest fats. You'll surely see them everywhere if you come to Japan, from vending machines, to convenience stores to super markets. Their thirst-quenching power is unmatched during the hot Japanese summer so be sure to drink lots of them. Here are a few of them you might want to try.
Fresh, delicious sushi can be a bit pricey, but not if you get it at Uogashi Nihon-Ichi! Uogashi Nihon-Ichi has many standing-style sushi shops near most major rail stations in the greater Tokyo area. Find out more about this popular chain by reading on!
In Japan the "onigiri", or rice balls, is often made at home as part of a meal, and it can also be found practically everywhere from convenience stores, to super markets, to bento stores. It's truly a Japanese soul food that nearly every Japanese loves. Although is is found everywhere, some shops really stand out as making extremely delicious and special ones. Here are the places you should try if you would like to discover, or rediscover the onigiri!
Pronto is a famous chain in Japan that has 267 addresses accross the country. Pronto is hard to define: let's say that it's not quite a restaurant, not quite a cafe and not quite a bar, but a bit of every one of those at once, which means you can go there at any time of day and you'll find what you're looking for. This might be why Pronto is such a popular place!
Japanese people love Italian cuisine! Tomato-based dishes, pasta dishes, risottos and many other types of dishes can be found accross the country at fine restaurants. And of course, pizza is another staple! Read on to discover 5 amazing restaurants where you can eat some of Japan's finest pizzas in Fukuoka.
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.
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.
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.