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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23 Aug | Eleonora Badellino |No Comments

SA-SHI-SU-SE-SO The Basic Rules of Japanese Cooking

When you decide to start cooking Japanese Food in your kitchen, you realized that just having the best ingredients is not enough if you want to prepare a good meal…

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21 Aug | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Ayu: Still Time to Enjoy a Taste of Summer

Generally considered to be the most savory river fish in Japan, ayu is a staple food at the many festivals and barbecues throughout the summer months.

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3 Aug | Kirsty Bouwers |No Comments

Sukiyaki: how and where to eat this popular dish

Learn about the iconic dish Sukiyaki and our recommendation of where to try a delicious version in downtown Tokyo.

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11 Jun | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Guide of the Month May 2019: Hiroe from Kyoto

Today we’re more than happy to introduce you our guide of the month for May 2019, Hiroe from our Kyoto team. Hiroe is an architect, scholar, foodie, mom and a lovely woman with a huge heart!

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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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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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