Near the foot of Mt.Fuji is Sanrokuen (山麓園), a bold and daring Kushiyaki Irori Sumibiyaki – a Japanese style barbeque restaurant that uses fireplaces for charcoal grilling and serves food on skewers. This restaurant has preserved this traditional cooking style and the building’s unique type of architecture, and has also opened its doors to foreign tourists.
While mochi is enjoyed year-round, it is particularly popular during the New Year’s holiday when families come together. This is important, because the traditional method of making mochi takes time and a lot of helping hands…
How would you explain Japanese Food? That sounds like a simple question with a simple answer, right? Well, for anyone who has lived in Japan for any length of time, that question is far from simple. Each of the 47 prefectures of Japan has its own local specialty food and desserts.
Today we are happy to introduce our Guide of the Month chosen for her hard work and excellent guiding in November 2019! Norma from Tokyo
As an English teacher in rural Japan, one of my favorite “culture” lessons was teaching my first-year students the shocking truth about Christmas in my home country: we don’t devour KFC for Christmas dinner. I’ll bet that most of you reading this find it odd that I would have to clarify such a thing. But for more than 3 million families in Japan, Christmas and Kentucky Fried Chicken go together like Coca Cola and Santa.
There are several perks to being a tour guide in a city with such a vibrant history like Kyoto. First of all, you will learn so much about the city you reside in, whether it is Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo or Hiroshima. I thought I knew a fair bit about Kyoto’s culture and history before I started doing tours, but I have probably learned more about the city in these past couple of months as a tour guide than I did in two years living here.