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…

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11 Dec | Norma |No Comments

Recommended Tokyo Christmas Events 2020

Christmas is the time of year when the world gets caught up in the spirit of sharing love and peace. Tokyo is no exception, and during this season the city celebrates in its own unique ways.

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8 Dec | Sneha Nagesh |No Comments

Japan’s Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine – Shojin Ryori

Until the18th century, plant-based agriculture was preferred to livestock rearing. This combined with the influence of Buddhism and Shintoism meant that most of the country harboured a vegetarian friendly diet. Emperors regularly issued meat bans and for a while, plant-based diets thrived. A version of this historic cuisine is still available today…

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4 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Interview with Eka Wong, author of the “Hungry in Japan” books

Today we are so happy to ask some questions to Eka Wong, author of the “Hungry in Tokyo”, “Hungry in Osaka” and “Hungry in Kyoto” books….

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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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9 Dec | Tina |No Comments

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan has taken from western traditions and adapted to Japanese needs and culture. As with so much in Japan, the Christmas season is rich with meaningful traditions, and elaborate delicious foods, but it is also very high-tech, sparkly and fun! 

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21 Nov | Tina |No Comments

Celebrate with Japanese New Year Foods

New year traditions here are ancient and meant to bring health, wealth, and a renewed spirit. Preparations for the new year start off with a practice called Omisoka, where everyone lends a hand in cleaning the house and cooking traditional foods for the osechi ryori in the last few days of the old year.

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18 Nov | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Expat in Japan Interview – 10 questions to Sam

Living in Japan. Coming to Tokyo was definitely the right decision for me. Since I only just graduated, I was still in the cramming groove and picked up basic Japanese relatively fast in language school and after 1 year of 4-hour studying every day, I was pretty confidently conversational…

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23 Oct | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Expat in Japan Interview – 10 questions to Amelie Marie in Tokyo

From our Expat Series— “The first time I travelled to Japan was in 2007. Although I was familiar with the culture and the scenery thanks to Japanese animation, manga and generally speaking, thanks to Japanese pop culture, I must tell I was in shock during my first days in Tokyo! I come from a relatively small French town, so the vastness of Tokyo, the tall buildings, the super urban sceneries surprised me.”

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28 Sep | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Ask our guides: Where to go for a day trip close to Tokyo

Want to take a day trip out side of Tokyo? Discover great advice from our passionate guides and local experts  in this new series “Ask Our Guides”!

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Ichihomochi from #tsukiji love the juicy strawberries, chewy-gooey mochi (pounded rice) powdered sugar and sweet red bean paste. It’s a great flavor and texture combination! #mochi #ichigomochi ...

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Aburi-sushi a technique where a kitchen torch is used for a quick “grill” on various types of sushi, especially with rather fatty fish, is a must try when visiting Japan. Sushi masters are artists combing technique and fresh seasonal ingredients so that every bite is perfect! #sushi #sushichef #shinjuku #foodtour ...

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Looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day weekend? Why not take a virtual trip to Japan? You can learn how to make a Japanese inspired craft cocktail, or learn the secrets of brewing perfect green tea, or perhaps take a trip through to exciting neighborhoods with a local guide on zoom! Why not all three! Link to our online experiences in bio. Offered schedule not possible? Need a custom time? Send us an email and we can arrange for you! #memorialdayweekend #virtualtours #arigatojapan❤️ #traveltokyo ...

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Harajuku is known for cute fashion. Guess what this trendy neighborhood in Tokyo also has some of the cutest food in the world! We have a super fun, family friendly, delicious tour all around this colorful and Kawaii (cute in Japanese) area! Have a dream trip planned to Japan after #Covid19? Be sure to add our Crazy Kawaii Food Tour to your trip plan! #plannowtravellater (thanks to our local guide @npezadilla for this photo of a happy guest!) #harajuku #foodtour #kawaiistyle ...

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Senbei (or sembei) the humble rice cracker 🍘 is a beloved snack in Japan. There are probably thousands of styles and flavor combinations. Sweet salty savory! Be sure to try a few when you visit. Did you know that traditionally senbei in the Tokyo region are harder and crunchier than in the Kansai area including Kyoto and Osaka? This photo is from a 100 year old shop we visit on our “Old Town Tokyo Tour” #senbei #japanesesnacks ...

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