13 Feb | Darren |No Comments

Top 5 Traditional Foods in Hiroshima

In Hiroshima, Japan after World War II, the proud people of this historical city took great effort to rebuild it. Destroyed monuments of Hiroshima's historical heritage, like Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden, were reconstructed. While the people of Hiroshima took pride in rebuilding the city, others took traditional Hiroshima food to another level. Here, I ...

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27 Jan | Alan Tse |No Comments

Guide of the Month December 2019: Ida from Kyoto

For foodies interested in exploring various aspects of Kyoto cuisine, I would recommend our Nishiki Market tour. This tour takes place in “Kyoto’s kitchen,” Nishiki market in the heart of Kyoto city. We sample local foods during the first hours of the tour, then sit down and enjoy a kaiseki (traditional Kyoto-style meal) course prepared by the chef using ingredients from the Nishiki market. Definitely a must-do for any foodie out there!

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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16 Oct | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Eating on the Road: Snack Attack in Japan

Traveling is always fun and exciting, but amongst the days of planes, trains and automobiles, one of the hardest parts of travel can be the simple act of finding your next meal. In this article, we’re going to explore some fun and easy options to chow-down on the go in the land of the rising sun.

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7 Sep | Rae DeFrane |No Comments

Fake Food in Japan: The World’s Most Delicious Looking Plastic

If you have ever been to Japan, you might have seen plastic models of food in the windows of restaurants, displaying the edible counterparts that lay within. These are called ‘sampuru’ or ‘sample’ and have been part of the Japanese economy and food culture for nearly one hundred years…

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2 Sep | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

The Saba Kaido: Kyoto’s Historic Mackerel Highway

The peaks of northern Kyoto are crisscrossed with roads and trails that wind through valleys and over mountain passes to Fukui Prefecture and the Japan Sea. Since at least the Heian Period (794-1185), the mountain passes have connected the imperial capital to the port of Obama City, which was a hub for marine goods. The Saba Kaido (kaido 街道 usually translates to “old road”) that connected these ancient areas…

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