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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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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Expertly grilled salmon, rice and miso soup a perfect breakfast when exploring the Tsukiji neighborhood market! Restaurant and market stalls are open and maintaining social distance guidance so if you are in Tokyo head over to explore and support these family run businesses and if you are planning your future trip to Japan join us on our family friendly Tsukiji breakfast tour #tsukiji #foodtour #foodtourweek @loopsieapp #loopsie #3dphoto #dazz #loopsie3D ...

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The town of Fushimi just outside of Of central Kyoto has over 400 years of delicious sake brewing history (Japanese rice wine) on our Sake tour you can taste many different styles and types from various local breweries, learn about sake pairings, and enjoy a seasonal lunch! It’s an amazing way to spend an afternoon during your time in Kyoto. Taking bookings now for autumn, winter and the 2021 season! #sake #nihonshu #fushimi #kyoto ...

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Our team is so grateful every day to the heroes around us... This has been a tough period for everyone and especially for people on the frontlines, fighting and putting themselves in the path of this horrible virus every single day. Risking their own lives to save others. Hospital Heroes, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, transporters, and all the others are the strongest and most beautiful people in this world, we owe YOU so much. Thanks to you, the world will recover from COVID19 little by little. To show how much we are thankful, at Arigato Japan, we'd like to offer free online experiences with our local hosts in Japan, to all the frontliners wherever you are in the world. Unfortunately, we can't meet and hold you in our arms but we can help you teleport to Japan for one hour! Take a virtual trip to Tokyo to relax and forget about the stress in the world for a while, and feel like you're actually in Japan. Feel free to contact us by email (info@arigatojapan.co.jp) or DM, and we would be more than happy to arrange something for you and your team. THANK YOU ❤️ you can checkout the online tours in the link in our bio! #frontlineworkers #essentialworkers #coronavirus #foodtourz ...

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Dreaming of summer and Unicorn Cotton Candy Icecream 🍦🦄 on our Crazy Cute Kawaii Harajuku Food Tour. We visit loads of great food stops for a delicious exploration of the heart of cute, pop culture in Japan. ...

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Reminder! Our Photo contest is still going on! Share your beautiful pictures to win! 🎁CONTEST & GIVEAWAY TIME - “Foodie Memories of Japan” 🇯🇵 Because we miss you and want to keep sharing how amazing Japan is, we are organizing a #photocontest. The idea is to have everyone sharing delicious #Japanesefood photos so we can all stay positive! We will select one lucky winner and send him a surprise package from Japan as well as feature their photo on a social media wrap up story! (we can’t assure a date yet for delivery due to mail current mail restrictions ). To join, make sure to tag @arigatojapan and use the hashtag #ArigatoJapan❤️. And if you’re looking for a great escape, why not join our online experiences with local experts to virtually travel to Japan from the comfort of your own home! (link in bio) (the contest will end on June 18 2020, 11pm JST, good luck and stay healthy so we can meet in person when you’ll come to Japan ❤️ ) ...

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