11 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Staff of the Month August 2019: Jenkie from Tokyo

Today we’re more than happy to introduce you to Jenkie, from our Tokyo team. This month is a bit special because Jenkie is not a guide but she is very important to the whole company and our operations at Arigato Japan…

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7 Sep | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Fake Food in Japan: The World’s Most Delicious Looking Plastic

If you have ever been to Japan, you might have seen plastic models of food in the windows of restaurants, displaying the edible counterparts that lay within. These are called ‘sampuru’ or ‘sample’ and have been part of the Japanese economy and food culture for nearly one hundred years…

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4 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Eka Wong, author of the “Hungry in Japan” books

Today we are so happy to ask some questions to Eka Wong, author of the “Hungry in Tokyo”, “Hungry in Osaka” and “Hungry in Kyoto” books….

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2 Sep | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

The Saba Kaido: Kyoto’s Historic Mackerel Highway

The peaks of northern Kyoto are crisscrossed with roads and trails that wind through valleys and over mountain passes to Fukui Prefecture and the Japan Sea. Since at least the Heian Period (794-1185), the mountain passes have connected the imperial capital to the port of Obama City, which was a hub for marine goods. The Saba Kaido (kaido 街道 usually translates to “old road”) that connected these ancient areas…

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30 Aug | Norma |No Comments

Recommended Foodie Events in Tokyo – September 2019

Check on the best foodie events around Tokyo in September! Delicious craft beer, Local Gin, Markets and Moon-inspired foods for the start of the autumn season!

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28 Aug | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Nanaya Aoyama Tokyo – Level Up Your Matcha

Searching for real matcha flavors? Nanaya is unassuming, so you can miss it if you are not keeping an eye out for the signs. The outside is decorated with a mural of rolling, scenic hills and a blue mountain (Aoyama means ‘blue mountain’) and a few wooden chairs are the shop’s only customer seating….

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26 Aug | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Pocketalk: your best friend for your trip to Japan

Are you are traveling to Japan and worried about the language barrier? Pocketalk could save your travel and make you feel like a local!

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23 Aug | Eleonora Badellino |No Comments

SA-SHI-SU-SE-SO The Basic Rules of Japanese Cooking

When you decide to start cooking Japanese Food in your kitchen, you realized that just having the best ingredients is not enough if you want to prepare a good meal…

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21 Aug | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Ayu: Still Time to Enjoy a Taste of Summer

Generally considered to be the most savory river fish in Japan, ayu is a staple food at the many festivals and barbecues throughout the summer months.

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20 Aug | Gel Evangelista |No Comments

5 Things You Can Do in Japan That Will Make Your Trip Special

How can you make your trip to Japan even more special? Let’s get to know some activities that will keep you on your toes during your journey.

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Every prefecture in Japan has its own regional and seasonal specialties. Okinawa has an amazing food culture of incorporating both traditional and modern ingredients. Okinawan drinks, food, sweets... even the local ice cream are all very special! #okinawa #foodieinjapan ...

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Working on our newest tour in Osaka! Craft beer, cocktails and bar hopping. There are great local, seasonal and delicious drinks to try! Stay tuned— more tour info coming soon! #barhopping #osakafoodtour ...

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Go, see, do and of course eat! Weekend vibes on our Japan Street Food tour. #hiddenspotsarethebest ...

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Old school retro vibes in Osaka on a Shinsekai food tour! Thanks for joining us @pierreblake ! Your luxury blog is a must read for travelers who enjoy great cuisine and culture around the world! ...

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