No visit to Japan would be complete without having tried some sake. Sake is the result of fermenting rice and water into alcohol. Very popular in Japan and overseas, sake is the quintessential Japanese alcohol. But did you know that in Japanese, “sake” refers to alcohol in general (including beer, wine, and spirits)? The Japanese refer to sake rice wine as “nihonshu,” translating to “Japanese alcohol.”
With August just around the corner, it is finally time to say bye-bye to the rainy season and welcome sunshine (and humidity)! If you are lucky enough to visit Tokyo in August, you'll be able to get a taste of the true Japanese festival experience.
Have you ever tried tamagoyaki on a stick? then you should try now of our food tours to Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo. This place is famous, for their tamagoyaki snack. It is freshly made and when you get it it will be hot and steamy! There might be a line, but it is defiantly worth it!
The most traditional filling of the taiyaki is red bean paste. However, there is also popular fillings like custard, chocolate, or sweet potato. Sometimes specialty stores sell savory ones filled with cheese or pizza flavor; there’s even okonomiyaki-flavored taiyaki out there. Taiyaki made with croissant dough have also emerged in recent years, a buttery French twist on this classic Japanese dessert. Grab one at from a festival stall or a specialty shop throughout Japan!
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Amezaiku (“candy craftsmanship”) appeared in Japan as early as the 8th century in Kyoto. Like ramen, it was an import from China, but evolved into an art that is uniquely Japanese. Made with precise attention to detail and speedy hands, amezaiku is a refined Japanese craft. With only 2-3 minutes to shape these tiny sugar sculptures before they harden, we challenged Shizuka with the task of making her very own amezaiku work of art.
Food culture in Kyoto is influenced by environmental factors, like the city’s geographic location, topography, and access to abundant freshwater wells. And its long history and culture as Japan's capital up until the Meiji Restoration, has seeped int...
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The streets of Tokyo are fascinating when it’s the first time you see them. There are so many signs and colors to look at and sometimes it’s even enough just to walk the streets and take it all in. Have you been blown away by the beauty of the streets of Tokyo?
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Situated to the south of the island of Honshu, Hiroshima now stands tall looking onto Hiroshima Bay, forever a symbol of the tragic bombing in 1945. Initially thought to be uninhabitable after the explosion, the beautiful city of Hiroshima as we know it today has been reborn, an amazing feat, just some 70 years after the bombing became one of the most harrowing memories in history.
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Asakusa is an area every tourist in Tokyo should visit. This area is filled with history, traditions and amazing food. In Asakusa you can find one of the top tourism sights; Senso-ji Temple which is surrounded by food stalls and restaurants. The temp...
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Gento Imai (今井彦人), the owner/chef of Imayoshi Sushi is a 3rd generation sushi chef who is modernizing sushi omakase. His creative approach to making sushi keeps up with the growing need for Halal, vegetarian, and vegan sushi accommodations in Tokyo, while staying true to his family’s traditional sushi making techniques.
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As the 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup is approaching, you might be looking for good places to catch the game with fellow rugby fans. So, we’ve compiled an overview of 5 trendy sports bars in Tokyo where you can watch the Japan Rugby World Cup while munching on bar snacks and sipping Japanese beers and cocktails.