16 Apr | Yoshihiro |No Comments

Ekiben – More than train trip’s onboard meals

Ekiben is not just an onboard meal and has more to offer rail travellers and the public. Today we are featuring ekiben, an iconic part of Japanese cuisine and culture…

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5 Apr | Zea Rose |No Comments

Traditional Japanese Sweets: Spring

Traditional Japanese sweets known as ‘wagashi’ tend to have meaning, history, and seasons they are associated with. If you go to a traditional wagashi shop in the spring and then go again in the summer, the wagashi they have on display will have changed. Here are some traditional spring sweets…

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30 Mar | Carlotta Villa |No Comments

Japan’s Ultimate Bucket List: Explore all 47 Prefectures and Plan Your Next Trip! (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second part of our Ultimate Bucket-list! In this section, we will explore the central prefectures of Japan, characterized by old traditions, innovation, stunning nature and, of course, delicious food. Let’s explore the prefectures in the Kanto and Chubu regions!

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25 Mar | Jason Stone |No Comments

Amazake: A Sweet, Healthy Drink for the Spring

One of the more popular ways to celebrate the start of the spring season in Japan is to try traditional foods and beverages, as with any festival season,  But one Japanese drink you may not be overly familiar with is  Amazake. So what is Amazake and why is it so delicious and popular?

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19 Mar | Yoshihiro |No Comments

Different Ramen Noodle Soup Flavours

How can you pick the perfect ramen restaurant with so many options? Pictures of noodles, toppings, and hot soups will help make your decision easier! There are different ramen broth flavours, so you can pick your favourite one but we recommend you enjoy various flavours during your stay in Japan. Try them ALL!

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9 Mar | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Women Making History in Japan

While the world has been evolving to combat the covid-19 pandemic, women have continued to break down barriers all around the world. We’d like to highlight some more amazing women making history within the culinary field of Japan, in honor of Women’s History Month this year.

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1 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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19 Feb | Carlotta Villa |No Comments

Japan’s ultimate bucket list: explore all 47 Prefectures and plan your next trip!

Japan is a beautiful country full of tradition and culture, but with so many things to see and explore, planning your next trip might be a little overwhelming! That’s why we’ve prepared the ultimate bucket list! It includes a must-see and a must-eat for all 47 Japanese Prefectures so you can discover Japan step by step and bite by bite. Jump into Part 1…

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4 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Zenzai: A Traditional Japanese Dessert Fit For Celebration

Getting its start as food fit for celebration, making its way to a post-holiday snack, and now warming up the bellies of the cold, zenzai and oshiruko are tasty and unique Japanese desserts that can be found just about anywhere during the winter season…

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17 Jan | Jason Stone |No Comments

Japan’s Unique Curry: A Reflection of Culture

Despite being introduced in Japan within the last two centuries, Japanese curry has become its own dish that is completely different from its peers, and an important and popular food across the nation.

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