1 Mar | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Sakuramochi: See Beautiful Cherry Blossoms, then Eat Them?!

Salt and sugar help the world go ‘round. These two essential nutrients are what give sakura mochi its popular appeal. Rest assured: you are supposed to eat the leaf!

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19 Feb | Carlotta Villa |No Comments

Japan’s ultimate bucket list: explore all 47 Prefectures and plan your next trip!

Japan is a beautiful country full of tradition and culture, but with so many things to see and explore, planning your next trip might be a little overwhelming! That’s why we’ve prepared the ultimate bucket list! It includes a must-see and a must-eat for all 47 Japanese Prefectures so you can discover Japan step by step and bite by bite. Jump into Part 1…

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16 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

MACHIYA INNS & HOTELS, Living in Tradition

MACHIYA INNS & HOTELS currently offers over 60 traditional Japanese-style machiya accommodations throughout Kanazawa & Kyoto, Japan. We renovate traditional machiya architecture (traditional Japanese wooden townhouses) and transform them into accommodations so that our guests are able to experience the rich & unique history of each city…

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5 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Support Local Black-Owned Restaurants in Japan

One great way to consistently and actively support Black creators is to consciously spend your yen at Black-owned businesses. Since we are foodies and culinary tourism experts, we’ve put together this list of some wonderful Black-owned restaurants across Japan! Be sure to check them out…

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4 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Zenzai: A Traditional Japanese Dessert Fit For Celebration

Getting its start as food fit for celebration, making its way to a post-holiday snack, and now warming up the bellies of the cold, zenzai and oshiruko are tasty and unique Japanese desserts that can be found just about anywhere during the winter season…

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22 Jan | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Aloft Tokyo Ginza, a Great Hotel for your stay in Japan

Aloft would be especially preferred by global travelers, those who love open spaces, open thinking and open expression. We see many of our customers as self-expressers; forward-thinking, confidently social tech enthusiasts who live both online and off. We have the connectivity to keep up with them…

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17 Jan | Jason Stone |No Comments

Japan’s Unique Curry: A Reflection of Culture

Despite being introduced in Japan within the last two centuries, Japanese curry has become its own dish that is completely different from its peers, and an important and popular food across the nation.

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11 Jan | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Yakiniku: Japanese BBQ

Have you ever been so hungry that you could eat a cow? Well, yakiniku has the answer! It’s all the glory of a backyard BBQ with none of the inconveniences like shopping, preparing the meat, cleaning up, or mosquitoes! Yakiniku is both simple and delicious…

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29 Dec | Josh |No Comments

Yuzu cha, a Great Recipe to Beat the Cold Winter

A great way to enjoy Yuzu! One of the most popular preparations for this more-seed-than-fruit piece of lemony-orangey-grapefruity goodness is yuzu-cha. Think marmalade, but much simpler….

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27 Dec | Denise Aoki |No Comments

Houjicha: Delicious Japanese Roasted Green Tea

Houjicha is made of leaves harvested later in the season. Instead of just being steamed like the other green teas, these leaves are also roasted in a porcelain or cast iron pot over charcoal at a high temperatures, which gives the tea a very particular reddish-brown color and a toasty caramel flavor, sweeter than other green tea varieties.

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