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In April 2016, a strong earthquake hit Kumamoto (熊本), Japan, killing at least 50 people and displacing many residents to temporary homes. One of the places that suffered a serious damage was the Kumamoto Castle (熊本城), which is considered as one of the three premier castles in the country....

One of Japan’s greatest treasures is its huge variety of delicious food. The reason why there are quite a number of dishes in Japan is due to its rich and diverse culture and history, as well as the climates which differ in various regions. Therefore, there is an abundance...

When you first mention beer, most people probably associate this beverage with the sweltering summer as it is deemed as the best thirst quencher. However, have you ever considered drinking this during the cold winter? How about diving into the world of Japanese craft beers this season and find...

When visiting Japan, you might be surprised to see the types of food that Japanese people eat. There is a high chance that you will find some things that you have never tasted before. If you ever come across any of these, don’t be afraid to try them; they...

At the mention of strawberries eaten in Japan, most people will probably have the impression that this is a fruit typically harvested in spring between March and May. Do you know that these strawberries available in spring are usually grown using natural methods? In order to cope with the...

As days get shorter and the long nights get colder this autumn and winter, what's the best thing to eat that can provide the much-needed warmth? Look no further than the versatile nabe i.e. hot pot which can take on a dizzying array of variations in Japan! From the...

During summer and autumn, there are lots of high-quality fruits in season for you to eat to your heart's content. Why not try something out of the ordinary by sampling these four types of plus-sized fruits found only in Japan and discovering what makes them so extraordinary? Read on...

Summer (or any warm day) in Japan is never complete without ice cream. It is not just any ordinary cold dessert that people are in love with. Japanese people have an infatuation for soft serve ice creams, better known and called as soft cream or "sofuto kuriimu" in Japanese....

As the lovely autumn descends upon Japan and turns the surroundings into shades of red, orange, and yellow, the summer heat dissipates which in turn boosts our appetite for delicious food. Coupled with the fact that autumn is typically the harvest season for many types of food ingredients, it...

When in Japan, you will most likely come across ekiben (train station bento boxes) shops housed within the train stations especially if there are long-distance train services passing through there. In order to ease your hunger pangs during the long journeys, there is a dizzying variety of prepacked bento...

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