4 Feb | Stephanie Campbell |No Comments

Zenzai: A Traditional Japanese Dessert Fit For Celebration

Getting its start as food fit for celebration, making its way to a post-holiday snack, and now warming up the bellies of the cold, zenzai and oshiruko are tasty and unique Japanese desserts that can be found just about anywhere during the winter season…

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29 Dec | Josh |No Comments

Yuzu cha, a Great Recipe to Beat the Cold Winter

A great way to enjoy Yuzu! One of the most popular preparations for this more-seed-than-fruit piece of lemony-orangey-grapefruity goodness is yuzu-cha. Think marmalade, but much simpler….

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18 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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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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22 Feb | Jessica Iragne |No Comments

Ask our guides: best places to visit in Winter in the Kansai area

To celebrate the last cold days of winter, this month we asked our beloved, adventurous guides Hiroe and Yuko what are their favorite places to visit during the coldest seasons in the Kansai area.

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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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