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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Perfect mixology Yuzu Lemonade (can be cocktail or mocktail) we seek out the best hidden spots for unique food experiences in Japan. #takeafoodtour #yuzu #mixology ...

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2020 will be the year of the mouse in the animal zodiac! Spotted these mailable mousey KitKats at our Tokyo post offices! For New Years greetings! Hard to believe the new year is just a month 1/2 away!!! ...

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