3 Must-Try Japanese Foods for Non-Seafood Lovers!

Japan is a country well known for having amazing food, although usually when people think Japan they instantly think seafood. However if your not a big fan of seafood, whether it’s the taste, look or an allergy then there is good news! There are plenty of great foods for you to try and that, you…

Konnyaku: A LowーCalorie Treat with Great Health Benefits

The konnyaku (konjac) plant is also known as the Devil’s Tongue plant. Konnyaku is made from the core of this plant. Even though it is barely eaten in the West, it has been eaten for about 1500 years in Japan. Not too surprising, as it is proven to be beneficial to your health and although…

Amazake: The Nutritious Sake Without Alcohol

Amazake literally means sweet sake. It is a traditional Japanese drink which is made from fermented rice, just like regular sake. Amazake tastes sweet and actually contains little to no alcohol. How is this drink made? And what is the best way to enjoy this tasty treat? Production Process blog.umamimart.com/ There are several recipes to…

Setsubun: Throw Beans and Drive the Demons Away!

According to the Japanese Lunar Calendar, ‘Setsubun’ (literally ‘seasonal division’ in English) is the day before the arrival of spring. It is celebrated on February 3rd usually as a part of the Spring Festival (Haru Matsuri) across Japan at all shrines and temples. It can be called Japanese New Year too. Celebrations take place with…

New (and Accidentally Funny) Pocky Boxes for Every Valentine’s Recipient

Pocky, Japan’s beloved biscuit sticks dipped in flavors such as chocolate, strawberry and green tea, introduce 10 different packaging designs which will be available from 29 December 2015 until the end of February 2016. Actually, only the names have been revamped to have different meanings suitable for various occasions. For instance, there are Sukky and…

The Benefits of Drinking Japan’s 3 Favorite Teas

Tea is the one of the most commonly consumed beverages in Japan. You can drink it at any time of the day, regardless of the season. Tea is widely available in restaurants, kiosks, convenience stores, or even in vending machines, hot or cold. citygalonthego.com/ To create the tea, the leaves have to undergo a certain…

Instant Noodles with Chocolate Sauce as a Valentine’s Gift?

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and it is customary in many parts of the world including Japan for people to give chocolates to their loved ones during this special day. Are you having trouble deciding on the type of chocolate you should buy this year? How about you buy a packet of instant noodles with…

Adults Can Get In On the Japanese School Bag Fun with Otona Randsel!

Whether in real life or in anime, randsels have become a noticeable item that caught the attention of many people within or outside of Japan. If you don’t have any idea what a randsel is, it’s the Japanese backpack that elementary school children in Japan wear when they go to school. mensdrip.com/ Randoseru Popularity topicks.jp/…

8 Reasons to Travel to Japan as a Backpacker

Japan is a popular country for tourism. There are currently up to 67 countries and regions that have Japan visa exemptions. The visa exemptions make it easier for more people from around the world to arrange a trip to Japan. With the boom of tourism in Japan, not only group tours, but also, it is…
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