11 Jan | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Kipposhi: Rainbow Ramen in Shibuya

RAINBOW RAMEN? If you want to try something fun and colourful, and happen to be in the Shibuya area, I highly recommend giving this a try. This is not your typical ramen, and I think the novelty of this restaurant is worth a visit. Plus they have decent prices and it’ll add a splash of colour to any instagram feed!

READ MORE

9 Jan | Yutaka |No Comments

The Handkerchief, a Western Import Beloved by the Japanese

Like many things imported from the West, the Japanese have embraced, improved on and made handkerchiefs an indispensable part of their everyday life. In fact, Japan is now the number one market for handkerchiefs in the world and Japanese-made handkerchiefs are renown for their quality and exquisite designs.

READ MORE

3 Jan | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Bokksu, the Japanese Snack Box of your dreams

Today, we are really excited to announce a new partnership with the great team at Bokksu. To celebrate, we have interviewed a special guest, Danny, the founder of the company.

READ MORE

31 Dec | Todd Reczka |No Comments

IRORI, Past to Present

Near the foot of Mt.Fuji is Sanrokuen (山麓園), a bold and daring Kushiyaki Irori Sumibiyaki – a Japanese style barbeque restaurant that uses fireplaces for charcoal grilling and serves food on skewers. This restaurant has preserved this traditional cooking style and the building’s unique type of architecture, and has also opened its doors to foreign tourists.

READ MORE

29 Dec | Norma |No Comments

Recommended Foodie Events in Tokyo – January 2020

Exciting foodie events and experience in Tokyo for January 2020! Check out this list if you are traveling in the Tokyo area in the first month of 2020. And Happy New Year Japan Style.

READ MORE

27 Dec | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Mochitsuki: The Traditional Art of Making Mochi

While mochi is enjoyed year-round, it is particularly popular during the New Year’s holiday when families come together. This is important, because the traditional method of making mochi takes time and a lot of helping hands…

READ MORE

26 Dec | Alan Tse |No Comments

What is Japanese food?

How would you explain Japanese Food? That sounds like a simple question with a simple answer, right? Well, for anyone who has lived in Japan for any length of time, that question is far from simple. Each of the 47 prefectures of Japan has its own local specialty food and desserts.

READ MORE

22 Dec | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month November 2019: Norma from Tokyo

Today we are happy to introduce our Guide of the Month chosen for her hard work and excellent guiding in November 2019! Norma from Tokyo

READ MORE

20 Dec | Michelle Lam |No Comments

Fun Christmas Gifs From Japan

Looking for fresh, unique gift ideas this Christmas? Japan has weird and wonderful gifts galore for foodies and hoarders. From fish sandals to Pocky collections, here are just a couple of recommendations…

READ MORE

17 Dec | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

When I Say “Christmas,” You Say… “Chicken?”

As an English teacher in rural Japan, one of my favorite “culture” lessons was teaching my first-year students the shocking truth about Christmas in my home country: we don’t devour KFC for Christmas dinner. I’ll bet that most of you reading this find it odd that I would have to clarify such a thing. But for more than 3 million families in Japan, Christmas and Kentucky Fried Chicken go together like Coca Cola and Santa.

READ MORE

#TGIF rare chance to try Hakushu 12 year! A little bit of liquid courage in these tough times. #weareallinthistogether #arigatojapanfoodtours #japanesewhisky ...

68 1

Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture is Green Tea Heaven 🍵 💚 if you think you are not a green tea fan yet or you think that this kind of tea is only bitter you have to learn more with us because proper selection, brewing, and service make all the difference! You can find out how to have the best green tea at home and while traveling. Go!temba #sencha #greentea #shizuoka #newfoodtour ...

55 1

Getting ready to tackle 100 special Hamamatsu-Shi Gyoza (with a bunch of other friends too 😂) research for delicious new food tours in Beautiful Shizuoka Prefecture #hamamatsu #shizuoka just day 1 of a 4 day food research mission. And yes we are washing hands, sanitizer, careful but working hard! ...

55 6

© 2019 by Arigato Japan Food Tours