29 Jul | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Akito-san, founder of Tea Cup Trip

Today, we’re really excited to introduce you Akito-san, a specialist in premium green tea in Japan (and a creator of awesome TikTok originals!). First of all, thank you for your time! As tea lovers, we really appreciate what you do and are super excited to introduce you to our readers! Can you please tell us ...

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25 Jun | Denise Aoki |No Comments

5 Delicious Japanese Summer Foods

The Japanese summer food list is so long, colorful and delicious that it’s very difficult to choose just five of them to savor. That’s why we ended up making this selection of 5 summer food recommendations to help you choose, or to add to your bucket list.

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30 Mar | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

A Taste of Okinawa to Bring Home

Okinawa, with its turquoise seas and white sand beaches, touches the heart of anyone who visits. Whether you’re strolling down Kokusai Dori or you’re dipping your feet in the seas of Ishigaki, you want to take a slice of the Okinawan lifestyle back to reality. While Kariyushi (Okinawan aloha shirts) and island made jewelry are lovely baubles, I have found that the best way to show those back home how wonderful a culture is, is to bring back a little taste of their local delicacies…

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17 Mar | Rob Bailey |No Comments

Hiroshima, Hidden Gem of the Sake World

The town of Saijo in Hiroshima is home to eight Sake breweries and is where much of the sought-after soft water is sourced along with other locally produced ingredients. The winter weather experienced in Saijo also makes it an ideal site for Sake brewing…

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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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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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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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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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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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1 Jun | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

From Kyoto to Hiroshima: Cheers to Beer!

Food and drink are fiercely regional in Japan and beer has played nicely into this. Home to the food and imperial capitals of Osaka and Kyoto, respectively, Kansai boasts a lively and enthusiastic craft scene. A little more to the west lies Hiroshima with its own unique take on beer. Any lover of suds would be remiss not to check out these three craft havens while on holiday in Japan.

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