27 Feb | Norma |No Comments

Saga Collective, Crafts to Conquer the World

It is always nice to see local efforts to highlight the best of a special place. Recently Arigato Japan had the pleasure to be invited by the Saga Collective to sample regional products from Saga Prefecture, an area on the north side of the Kyushu Island of the Japan.

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26 Feb | Alan Tse |No Comments

Guide of the Month From January 2020: Jordan from Tokyo

Each month we choose an amazing guide and feature them here in our blog in the following month. Please meet Jordan, our amazing guide from January 2020. Our guides are all special people that love to share their passion for Japan with all our visitors…

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25 Feb | Petra Sufliarska |No Comments

March 2020 Kyoto Foodie Events

With March marking the beginning of spring, it’s not only nature that’s entering a new season, but the foodie world as well. Have a look at a couple of the exciting events available in Kyoto this March.

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24 Feb | Norma |No Comments

March 2020 Events in Tokyo: Cherry Blossom, and MORE!

Spring is an amazing time to explore Tokyo. Please check our March events for experiences, things to do, see, and of course TASTE during your visit to Japan!

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21 Feb | Sneha Nagesh |No Comments

Yatsuhashi – Kyoto’s Famous Sweet Souvenir

Kyoto has innumerable souvenirs to choose from. Yet, one souvenir continues to outrank the rest. Yatsuhashi is one of the most popular souvenirs from Kyoto. Some studies have shown that over 40% of the tourists visiting Kyoto, Japanese or otherwise, take yatsuhashi back with them as a souvenir for their loved ones.

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17 Feb | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Yanaka: Slow Down in Tokyo’s “Old Town”

Just northeast of Ueno Park and next to Nippori Station on the Yamanote Line, Yanaka is as quaint as it is urban. From the quiet side streets around the famous Himalayan Cedar to the bustling market of Yanaka Ginza, then over to the austere temples and serene cemeteries, and down to the avante garde art houses, Yanaka is a vibrant neighborhood with a deep history.

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13 Feb | Darren |No Comments

Top 5 Traditional Foods in Hiroshima

After WWII Hiroshima took pride in rebuilding the city, and local people also took traditional Hiroshima food to another level. Here, I will explain the top 5 traditional food dishes that you must try while you are exploring Hiroshima Prefecture during your vacation….

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6 Feb | Robert Baker |No Comments

7 Things You Can Strike Off Your Bucket List By Visiting Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun boasts a unique culture that fascinates people all around the world. If you’ve watched films about samurais, eaten sushi in a restaurant, or taken part in martial arts training, you probably already admire some aspects of Japanese culture. But the best way to truly experience Japanese culture is by visiting Japan.

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4 Feb | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Top 5 Date Ideas in Tokyo for Valentine’s Day 2020

Top Tokyo Spots for Valentines 2020! Romantic and fun.

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2 Feb | Michelle Lam |No Comments

Kaiseki Ryouri – Historical Haute Cuisine

Kaiseki ryouri evolved throughout the ages. From simple meals served at a tea ceremony to fancy Heian imperial court cuisine with influence from the Buddhist boom during the Kamakura period, to the emphasis upon balance from the Muromachi age of Samurais, modern Kaiseki cuisine has been shaped by many aspects of Japanese culture and history – and now you can taste these dishes too.

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