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Your AirBNB was Cancelled in Japan! Now what?

Lauren Shannon

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What to do and where to stay if your AirBNB in Japan was cancelled under the recent regulations. This post is a great list of accommodations and other tips for booking your visit to Tokyo, Kyoto and other spots in Japan.

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Watch this Video– Street Food Tour in Shibuya, Tokyo

Lauren Shannon

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Check out this awesome vlog of one of our most popular Tokyo food tours! So much good food and fun. Follow the adventures of TelevisionOfNomads and see for yourself.

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Tsukiji Fish Market: The One Guide to Rule them All

Lauren Shannon

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The markets and neighborhood around Tsujiji are among my favorite places in Tokyo. Visiting stalls, having the freshest sushi in the world, browsing terrific kitchen tools, finding the perfect handmade sushi chef's knife, eating mochi, drinking green tea-- the area has no end of experiences to enjoy.

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Flavors of Winter: Japanese Yuzu

Josh

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About the size of a tangerine, the truly unique flavor of yuzu is commonly described as a mashup of Meyer lemon, mandarin orange and grapefruit. The most common way of using fresh yuzu is usually thinly julienned slivers of the brilliant yellow zest to garnish Japanese cuisine or accent noodle or hot pot dishes.

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Oden – Traditional, Wintery Taste of Japan

Gigi

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Oden is a light and easily digestible Japanese stew, very warming in the cold winter months. The savory flavor goes well with rice, noodles and sake.  This comfort food can be enjoyed solo or with a group of friends.

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All About Kaki — the Must Try Autumn Flavor of Japan

Josh

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In Japan, as a harbinger of autumn, kaki seem to conjure up thoughts of all the delicious foods to come with the season. There are two main types of persimmon available almost everywhere in Japan.

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Kampai to Craft Beer in Japan

Craig

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Japanese craftsmen and women are well known for having an eye for detail, passion, and a taste for high quality ingredients...

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5 More Summer Sensational Flavors (part 2)

Saki

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Following up on our Top 5 Summer Foods post -- here are 5 more must try dishes to beat the heat in a sweltering Japan in August! Take a look at these summer favorites and book one of our tasty food tours during your stay in Japan.

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Sipping Summer Sake

Delilah

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Perfect for sweltering-hot Japanese summers, cold sake is served around a refreshing 8 degrees Celsius. Its delicate aroma contrasts the intense flavor and goes well with mildly sweet and sour foods.

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5 Tasty Summer Foods in Japan

Saki

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Although the summer season in Japan is hot and humid, these amazing seasonal foods will definitely boost your appetite and cool you down! You can try not only typical summer ice-creams but also a variety of tasty festival food.

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Beer Culture in Japan

Satoshi

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Japan has a unique beer culture and brands which might not be as well known or popular as sake (nihonshu or rice wine) but for me, when you start understanding the culture of beer probably you can learn more about what's unique about Japan.

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Mayo in Japan is Just So Darn Delicious!

Craig

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Mayonnaise is never far away from a meal in Japan. Whether it’s attached to your convenience store bento (lunch box), on a side dish at lunch, or a pocket size bottle called, ‘My Mayo’, bought from a variety store, it’s a daily condiment.

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Terrific Tofu

Kathrin

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Tofu comes in many shapes and sizes. The versatile ingredient can be baked, grilled, stir-fries, cooked or even served as a sauce, shake, or salad dressing. Depending on how you want to use it, you can buy extra soft, soft, firm, or extra firm tofu.

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Fantastic Festival Food in Japan

Josh

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Summer Matsuri (festival) season is just around the corner in Japan, here's a roundup of the must taste experiences to put on your trip plan!

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Sushi Go Round; the ins and outs of Kaiten

Laura

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No visit to Japan is complete without a visit to the sushi bar. Kaiten sushi is a great way to experience many kinds of sushi, but you also want to make sure that you get the best experience. Knowing what to expect and how to use all of the additional condiments correctly will enhance your experience at any kaiten sushi restaurant.

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Osaka Famous Streetfood: Takoyaki

Craig

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Osaka is widely known in Japan to be the food capital of the the country. The city streets are overflowing with places that you can pick up some Takoyaki, along with many other delights. Takoyaki, is something that Osakan people are extremely proud of, and are happy to share their favorite spot with you.

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All About Marvelous Matcha

Molly

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Learn about Matcha, historical, ceremonial, healthy and Fun! Want to experience a nearly thousand year old tradition in Japan, or enjoy the health benefits provided by matcha? You can taste it for yourself with Arigato Japan Food Tours!

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Tokyo Coffee Culture

Craig

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The coffee culture in Japan is in a very exciting time. Young Japanese people are truly embracing this third wave of coffee, with roasteries popping up everywhere. Many of these cafe's are opening in the residential areas. They are keeping clear of the high streets, and relying on wholesale, the locals, and passionate coffee lovers for their daily trade.

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5 Must Try Foods in Kyoto

Akari

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The Kyoto area has a lot of pure, underground, spring water. This clean, clear water is does not have a lot of hard minerals and tastes pure and mild. Because of this water quality, Kyoto’s tofu, tea, sake, and many other foods are so delicious. Today I’d like to introduce you to 5 famous Kyoto foods.

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Onigiri: Japan’s Most Loved Snack

Kathrin

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Onigiri is the perfect snack to carry around and enjoy while traveling Japan. With countless tastes and flavors at hand, anyone - even the most picky eater - will definitely find a rice ball to his or her liking. An essential part of Japanese food culture, onigiri are an absolute must-try when in Japan.

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Washoku: Japanese Food and Culture

Molly

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Washoku has deep roots in Japanese history, with cooking and serving techniques dating back over 400 years. While Washoku is extremely traditional, it is also flexible.

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