Fast Food in Japan: Quick, Cheap but Not “Junk”

store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp When hearing the words fast food, the global chain restaurants such as Mc Donald’s or Burger King or other famous ones come to our minds first. As it may be commonly known, fast food can also be referred to as “junk” food because it is not considered very healthy. The associations we have with…

Easter in Japan, and how it is changing!

Easter is a worldwide celebrated holiday, especially in the west. No matter if celebrated for religion roots or just as a spring family holiday, it is popular among children and adults likewise. With Japan easily getting interested in foreign holidays, and celebrating them in their own unique way, it is surprising to notice, that Easter…

Hanami, Umemi and Yozakura

img01.hamazo.tv/ Every spring, many residents or visitors of Japan impatiently look forward to the blossoming of the Sakura. Between the end of March and early May, Japan becomes a magnificently beautiful light pink filled island that can soothe the eyes of the witness. However, we ask ourselves, are there any specific traditions practiced during this…

Falling in love with Japanese Spring!

Spring comes full of meaning and marks the begging of a new cycle. For some cultures it also arrives with social and in spiritual renew. In Japan, this is the time when schools, universities, and fiscal year commence. And, because of the sunshine spring days warms up our hearts after such long cold winter, we…

5 Delicious Green-Tea Flavored Japanese Sweets for Matcha Lovers!

As you know, matcha, which is also called green tea, is one of the most famous Japanese cultures. Originally, matcha was just a drink, but these days there are matcha flavored snacks such as chocolates, candies, cookies, cake, ice cream, and so on. Here, I’ll show you those matcha flavor staff especially you can find…

What is Golden Week that all Japanese Look Forward to?

The “Golden Week” (ゴールデンウィーク) is a week wherein Japanese get 4 national holidays out of 7 days. This happens annually, within April 29 to May 5. The Golden week is one of Japan’s busiest holiday seasons. APRIL 29: Shōwa no Hi (昭和の日) upload.wikimedia.org/ This picture is Emperor Shōwa’s younger days as an emperor. This national…

Sukiya! Five Reasons To Love the Diner

japanrestaurant.net/ Are you looking for a place to eat gyudon? Sukiya might just be the place for you. Here are the reasons for you to love this fast food restaurant. 1. Cozy and Warm Ambiance. whatnowkapow.blogspot.jp/ Despite the prices being cheap compared to other restaurant, Sukiya is a welcoming place. It has a homey interior…

Tsuyu: The Rainy Season In Japan

For those, who do not have a rainy season in their home country, hearing of a rainy season might sound a bit depressing and something you would rather prefer to skip, if possible. After all, rain is usually associated with a negative image. However, the rainy season in Japan has it’s positive sides, too! jp.fotolia.com/…

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: An Exceptional Natural Event You Shouldn’t miss

joy-music.jp Cherry blossoms or Sakura is Japan’s national flower. Anyone traveling to Japan in the springtime shouldnt miss the Hanami or flower viewing, which is an annual Japanese custom. This marks the arrival of spring, the beginning of new academic school year, and the start of the new fiscal year for businesses. Sakura is a…

Convenience store’s desserts ーSeven Elevenー

As I introduced in the other article, which is convenience stores’ desserts -Lawson-, there are many desserts in Japanese convenience stores. Also, they have own desserts brands. These days those desserts are getting popular especially among young woman. Anyway, this time I’ll introduce the desserts which is from one of the most famouse convenience store…
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