Japan, Home to Nissin Cup Noodles!

Japan is a home to many authentic ramen flavors. One of the reasons people visit Japan is its rich ramen culture and history. But it’s not just about the authentic Japanese dishes served in restaurants, its also a wide selection of instant noodles. One of which is the instant cup Noodles by Nissin. nissin.com Nissin…

Oshogatsu: New Year’s in Japan

Author’s photo: Go to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa if seeking business prosperity The single most important holiday in Japan is undoubtedly Oshogatsu. Rich in religious tradition, Japanese New Year is a time to be thankful the current year ended safely and to invite luck and success for the next. Most Japanese families are on vacation…

10 Affordable Gifts from Japan

When you visit a foreign country, you might want to get some things that are difficult to find in your own country. Same with Japan, you might want to find some unique things that you can buy from Japan either for yourself or for your friends / family. Of course, there are many interesting things…

Sakura in Bloom

Of all the flowers in Asia, without a doubt the most famous is the Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura. Images all over the island depict this beautiful flower blooming a gorgeous pink, decorating the trees all over both the countryside and many parks of Japan. It is a celebrated tradition by the Japanese to truly…

Foods to Try in Japan

Perhaps one of the best parts about visiting or living in Japan is the superb variety of food it offers you. Foreign travelers will be delighted to find some of Asia’s most sought after cuisines available, such as Thai, Korean, and even Indian food. For the homesick Westerner, there are plenty of restaurants that provide…

7 Japanese foods to get you in the mood for spring

In Japan, spring carries images of warmer weather, pink cherry blossoms, and sipping beer or tea at a hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, party. Spring is a time of new beginnings, as the school year and work year begin in April just as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, and for the Japanese, spring is…

5 Pepsi Flavors that you can only find in Japan

twitter.com/ Japan is a country that is known for having far, out there flavors for their snacks. Sakura-flavored Kit-Kats are a popular example of such. But what about soda? Well, look no further than Pepsi! In Japan, Pepsi is distributed by the whiskey company Suntory. The popular cola continues to hold its own against its…

The Terrifying Natto Part 3

As suggested in the first part of this column, natto can be practically eaten in any way you like. A bit unusual but practiced by many is eating natto with your miso soup. Just add the ready mixed natto directly into the soup bowl before eating. If you really like natto, you can add it…

The terrifying natto part 2

Those who dare to try out this infamous food might need a little bit of courage, due to the rather sticky texture and unusual smell of the beans. Originally is meant to be eaten with rice, but any kind of combination with a carbohydrate would be a good match. suumo.jp/ If you should try and…

The terrifying natto part 1

sakura-hostel.co.jp/ You might have heard if it before: that infamous Japanese food called natto. When encountering for the first time, many get goosebumps. Honestly, the appearance is not the main reason. Some would say it has a rather strong smell to it. So what is this mysterious food that millions of Japanese people eat, not…
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