29 Jan | Sneha Nagesh |No Comments

Popular Japanese Winter Sweets

Traditional sweets in japan reflect the seasons in both ingredients and appearance. Inspired by nature, these delicious and beautiful desserts are a must try when you visit in Japan.

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22 Jan | Norma |No Comments

February Events and Setsubun in Tokyo 2020

February is full of great foodie events in Tokyo. Check out our must do and see list for this wintery season! From Setsubun to Star Wars, from old traditions to new theme cafes there is something for everyone.

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14 Dec | Michelle Lam |No Comments

‘Tis The Season To Eat Nabe

As chilly winter hits and the temperature drops below zero, fellow visitors to Japan are probably wondering where to get a nice hot meal – and what to choose for the optimal flavor + warming factor…

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24 Oct | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Yaki-imo: the perfect taste of Autumn

Let’s get this straight—yaki-imo is not your grandma’s butter-and-sour-cream, heart-attack-inducing, cholesterol bomb. Unlike traditional baked potatoes in the West that do everything to mask the bland flavor of your standard potato, yaki-imo is a call to simplicity, and the beauty it reveals….

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16 Jul | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Run (to the Supermarket)! It’s Kyoho Budo!

Every summer, a purple monster comes down from the mountains to wreak havoc on frugivores’ wallets throughout the land. This giant’s name is Kyoho (巨峰ぶどう kyoho budo) and it’s a grape of epic proportions.

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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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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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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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3 Nov | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Ask Our Guides: Favorite Autumn food

Find the best advice from local experts! This month we asked our beloved, adventurous guides Jennifer, Haruka and Ryuichi what are their favorite Autumn foods and why?

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29 Oct | Josh |No Comments

All About Kaki — the Must Try Autumn Flavor of Japan

In Japan, as a harbinger of autumn, kaki seem to conjure up thoughts of all the delicious foods to come with the season. There are two main types of persimmon available almost everywhere in Japan.

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