16 Jul | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Run (to the Supermarket)! It’s Kyoho Budo!

Every summer, a purple monster comes down from the mountains to wreak havoc on frugivores’ wallets throughout the land. This giant’s name is Kyoho (巨峰ぶどう kyoho budo) and it’s a grape of epic proportions.

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14 Jul | Lauren Shannon |No Comments

Discovering an Ancient Art Form in the Modern World

Hidden and exclusive you can find a dining and theatrical experience in the heart of Nihonbashi. It’s very location is mysterious and as you enter you are transported back in time and into a new world…

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12 Jul | Errol Televantos |No Comments

Why pocket wifi is the best option to stay connected while in Japan

When travelling to Japan getting connected online may seem like a bit of an impossible and confusing task, however this isn’t really the case. With the correct tools and information, connecting to the Internet can be seamless and easy. There are three main ways to get online while in Japan…

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11 Jul | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

OSUSUME Japan – Wagyu to Worldwide: Delicious Matsusaka beef burgers in Tokyo

When we heard that a new burger restaurant opened in Tokyo, it caught our attention. BUT when we heard that this restaurant specialized in Matsusaka (a type of wagyu) Beef Burgers, we felt the urge to go there and try for ourselves!

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8 Jul | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Arigato Japan Food tours teams up with the Japan Festival Canada 2019

Japan Festival Canada is the largest Japanese cultural event in North America to introduce and promote Japanese culture. This year, over 80,000 guests are expected and the Festival will be held in Ontario on August 24th-25th to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Japan-Canada Diplomatic Relations, and we are proud to announce that Arigato Japan Food Tours will be a partner!

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3 Jul | Kay Knofi |No Comments

Recommended food events in Tokyo – July 2019

July is here and we are serving up the best in Foodie-related events across the city! Check out our list and hope you will have the chance to eat and have some fun.

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17 Jun | Tina |No Comments

All about Japanese Knives

Knives. One of the top selling souvenirs people want from Japan. Japanese made knives come from a long history of sword making passed down generation to generation. These knives are skillfully handcrafted, beautiful, and highly specialized.

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12 Jun | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Where to stay in Japan – Tokyo Family Stays

All of our homes are a “home away from home” and offer comfortable western beds, fully equipped kitchens for western cooking and multiple internet and cable TV options. Plus they are fully family friendly with kids bedding, toys, books, and dishes. “We think about the needs of traveling with a young family and elderly grandparents or extended family and friends and create exceptional guest experiences with this in mind. This allows for our guests to enjoy the amazing Japanese experiences that Tokyo has to offer outside the home and then come home to a welcoming and familiar environment to rest.

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11 Jun | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month May 2019: Hiroe from Kyoto

Today we’re more than happy to introduce you our guide of the month for May 2019, Hiroe from our Kyoto team. Hiroe is an architect, scholar, foodie, mom and a lovely woman with a huge heart!

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9 Jun | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Top 10 foods to eat in Okinawa

Okinawa is an absolutely beautiful tourist destination. Its turquoise seas, white sand beaches and tropical breezes are a relaxing break from the usual hustle and bustle Japan can bring. Another wonderful thing about Okinawa is the unique and delicious cuisine that it offers to visitors. In this article, let’s dive into the top ten foods you should sample in the south of Japan.

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