FOOD

Do You Love Curry? Get a Curry Qualification at This College in Japan!

While in Japan, you will be able to find a variety of curries served in restaurants. According to Japanese records, the first mention of curry was during the end of the Edo era but the dish only became available for consumption by the masses during the early days of the Meiji era. It’s been said…

Which of These 3 Rare Japanese Fruits Have You Already Tried?

There are many fruits that are either endemic or mostly seen in Japan that you might want to try. You can find momo (peach), ume (plum), yuzu (citrus), and other fruits that are more common. However, there are some fruits that you probably might have never even heard of. Here are three rare and unique…

Cool Down From the Summer Heat With These Limited Calpis Treats and Drinks

As summer in Japan approaches, everyone’s looking to refresh themselves in any way possible. If you’re up for something cool and new, you might want to bring down the heat with Calpis (カルピス) and Afternoon Tea’s (アフタヌーンティー) cool summer collaboration! What is Calpis? Calpis is a largely popular Japanese milk-based beverage. It is one of…

Check Out Coca-Cola Japan’s Limited Edition Bottles Featuring Its Famous Landmarks

Summer is synonymous to soda drinks in Japan and there are many companies who are expected to draw the attention of consumers during this season. To coincide with the summer season, Coca-Cola Japan (日本コカ・コーラ) will be introducing five new limited edition bottles which will only be available in certain regions. These bottles will have exclusive…

Try These 5 Refreshing Melon Treats Perfect for the Summer Season in Japan!

It has finally become the season of cantaloupes in Japan and there are several places that offer special limited cantaloupe-based menu items. Check out five of them below! 1. Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe (資生堂パーラー サロン・ド・カフェ) Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe in Ginza (銀座) has recently added cantaloupe desserts to their menu. The kind of…

Heading to Tohoku, Japan? Here Are 3 Delicious Local Noodles to Try!

Tohoku (東北) consists of the northeastern portion of Honshu (本州), the largest island of Japan. This traditional region consists of six prefectures – Akita (秋田), Aomori (青森), Fukushima (福島), Iwate (岩手), Miyagi (宮城), and Yamagata (山形). Tourism is a major industry in the Tohoku region. When you visit, do not miss out on these three…

Summer Is Coming! Try the Newest Seasonal Cheese Tart Flavors From PABLO!

Summer is fast approaching in Japan and with the rainy season now passing by, it’s only just a matter of days before we get to feel the real summer heat! Now, what’s a good thing to do when summer comes? Aside from hitting the beach and getting a tan, a nice slice of refreshing seasonal…

Want a Cute Panda Cake for Your Birthday? Here Are 3 Places to Get Them in Japan!

Years ago, MILESTONE, the Western confectionery department within the long-established Japanese sweets brand, Fukuido (福井堂), began to sell 3D Panda Cakes. Basically, a panda cake is a shortcake shaped and decorated like a panda. Some TV shows picked up the cake as a trendy topic and it immediately caught many people’s attention. Back then, I…

PABLO’s Uji Matcha Cheese Tart Is Back for a Limited Time to Grace Our Taste Buds!

Yet again, PABLO’s (パブロ) famous Freshly Baked Uji Matcha Cheese Tart (焼きたて宇治抹茶チーズタルト) is back for a limited time! Among the special limited items in PABLO, this is probably the most awaited one. It is a seasonal tart which uses plenty of matcha in its ingredients. It has a fresh scent with a slightly bitter flavor…

Try Japan’s Top Breakfasts at These 3 Hotels and Inns!

Breakfast is generally considered the most important meal of the day as it provides fuel for the day ahead. While traveling in Japan, the hotel or ryokan (旅館; traditional Japanese inn) where you are staying at will most likely provide breakfast for its guests, be it in Japanese-style or Western-style. Usually, the Western-style breakfast is…
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