29 May | Thuy Nguyen |No Comments

Slimy Yet Unexpectedly Delicious Japanese Food

When thinking about Japanese food, most people would immediately think about tempura, ramen, or okonomiyaki. But do you know that in Japan, there are a lot of traditional dishes that are sticky, smelly, but unexpectedly delicious? Those “bizarre” dishes are loved by locals not only for their taste, but also because of their immense health benefits and interesting textures…

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27 Feb | Norma |No Comments

Saga Collective, Crafts to Conquer the World

It is always nice to see local efforts to highlight the best of a special place. Recently Arigato Japan had the pleasure to be invited by the Saga Collective to sample regional products from Saga Prefecture, an area on the north side of the Kyushu Island of the Japan.

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25 Feb | Petra Sufliarska |No Comments

March 2020 Kyoto Foodie Events

With March marking the beginning of spring, it’s not only nature that’s entering a new season, but the foodie world as well. Have a look at a couple of the exciting events available in Kyoto this March.

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21 Feb | Sneha Nagesh |No Comments

Yatsuhashi – Kyoto’s Famous Sweet Souvenir

Kyoto has innumerable souvenirs to choose from. Yet, one souvenir continues to outrank the rest. Yatsuhashi is one of the most popular souvenirs from Kyoto. Some studies have shown that over 40% of the tourists visiting Kyoto, Japanese or otherwise, take yatsuhashi back with them as a souvenir for their loved ones.

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17 Feb | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

Yanaka: Slow Down in Tokyo’s “Old Town”

Just northeast of Ueno Park and next to Nippori Station on the Yamanote Line, Yanaka is as quaint as it is urban. From the quiet side streets around the famous Himalayan Cedar to the bustling market of Yanaka Ginza, then over to the austere temples and serene cemeteries, and down to the avante garde art houses, Yanaka is a vibrant neighborhood with a deep history.

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13 Feb | Darren |No Comments

Top 5 Traditional Foods in Hiroshima

After WWII Hiroshima took pride in rebuilding the city, and local people also took traditional Hiroshima food to another level. Here, I will explain the top 5 traditional food dishes that you must try while you are exploring Hiroshima Prefecture during your vacation….

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2 Feb | Michelle Lam |No Comments

Kaiseki Ryouri – Historical Haute Cuisine

Kaiseki ryouri evolved throughout the ages. From simple meals served at a tea ceremony to fancy Heian imperial court cuisine with influence from the Buddhist boom during the Kamakura period, to the emphasis upon balance from the Muromachi age of Samurais, modern Kaiseki cuisine has been shaped by many aspects of Japanese culture and history – and now you can taste these dishes too.

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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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31 Dec | Todd Reczka |No Comments

IRORI, Past to Present

Near the foot of Mt.Fuji is Sanrokuen (山麓園), a bold and daring Kushiyaki Irori Sumibiyaki – a Japanese style barbeque restaurant that uses fireplaces for charcoal grilling and serves food on skewers. This restaurant has preserved this traditional cooking style and the building’s unique type of architecture, and has also opened its doors to foreign tourists.

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In March we visited this amazing tea farm in Gotemba, Shizuoka. Such an inspiring experience. We can’t wait to share with our future guests when It is safe to travel again! Tea is a fascinating beverage with a long and delicious history in Japan! You can start to learn more about it with us on our online teatime experience (link in bio) #greentea #explorejapan #flavorsofjapan ...

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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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