16 Apr | Rinrin |No Comments

How to enjoy Tofu?

On the NIshiki market tour in Kyoto, we bragged about how and why the tofu here is so heavenly. We’re partially to blame for your tofu craving. So we’d like to bear the responsibility and show you how to enjoy tofu, full DIY, no guides required!

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15 Mar | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Expat in Japan Interview – 10 questions to Morgain Le Fae

I was expecting Japan to be more exotic. It actually surprised me, that Japan was more “normal” than I expected it to be. The first thing I saw at the station when I got off, was a young Japanese man who was probably 200 cm of height. Therefore, I totally forgot all assumptions that I had about Japan…

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4 Mar | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Sakuramochi: See Beautiful Cherry Blossoms, then Eat Them?!

Salt and sugar help the world go ‘round. These two essential nutrients are what give sakura mochi its popular appeal. Rest assured: you are supposed to eat the leaf!

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1 Mar | Lucy Dayman |No Comments

A Crash Course on The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Far more than just a way to enjoy delicious matcha tea and sweets, the Japanese tea ceremony is a tradition that goes back to the ninth century. The origins of the ceremony have roots in Zen Buddism, a religious practice introduced from China.

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26 Feb | Kay Knofi |No Comments

Recommended food events in Tokyo – March 2019

So you’re in Tokyo in March and you’re looking for food events? Here are a few we recommend!

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28 Jan | Tina |No Comments

What is a Depachika?

What’s a Depachika? Let me explain. Can you imagine for a minute, food heaven? Any kind of food you could imagine. Desserts, prepared food, lunch boxes, popular treats and gourmet delicacies. Yes, that’s right. Depachika means food heaven, in a basement?!

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17 Jan | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Expat in Japan Interview – 10 questions to Anne-san CEO of Arigato Japan

There is no better way to discover and immerse in a country’s culture than food. Food is a universal language that connects people from all over the world. Joining a food tour will help you discover hidden gems you wouldn’t find on your own, expose you to many unique flavors and will allow you to connect with locals like you can never imagine…

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14 Dec | Josh |No Comments

Antenna Shops: Travel Across Japan All in 1 Day

As if by magic, it’s possible to virtually visit most of Japan’s forty-seven prefectures through antenna shops located throughout central Tokyo. Antenna shops are local specialty shops sponsored by local governments throughout the country.

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12 Dec | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Expat in Japan Interview – 10 questions to Ichigoichielove

My name is Lisa, I’m half Swedish and half American, but I grew up living a little bit of everywhere. I’ve been living in Tokyo for the past 7-8 years. I’m a senior editor at Tokyo Weekedender magazine.

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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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