2015 January

6 Famous Places to Have the Hokkaido Specialty Soup Curry

Do you know what soup curry is? Curry is popular in Japan, and it is eaten in many households, but in Hokkaido a more watery kind of curry that is almost like soup is preferred. Specialty shops are opening across Japan due to its deliciousness, but we will show you a few famous soup curry…

【Part2】A selection of 10 three-star tourist destinations in Japan as chosen by Michelin

Continued from last time, here are some Japanese tourist spots that received stars in the Michelin Guide. There are spots where you can enjoy nature, and spots where you can experience Japan’s traditions. Where would you like to go? Miyajima @Hiroshima http://traveloppa.com/ http://tabizine.jp/ This mystical spot has a torii gate built on the water. Enjoy…

A selection of 10 three-star tourist destinations in Japan as chosen by Michelin

If one is speaking about the Michelin Guide, it is famous for its reviews of restaurants, but it also reviews tourist spots. Here we introduce Japanese tourist destinations that have received three-star reviews from Michelin! Tokyo http://upload.wikimedia.org/ https://tokyopastpresent.files.wordpress.com/ If you visit Japan, of course you must visit the capital Tokyo! Within Tokyo, the Metropolitan Government…

Beautiful scenery of a lit-up Kifune Shrine only available when covered in snow

http://www.imamiya.jp/ The Kifune Shrine in Kyoto will hold an event where the shrine will be lit up beautifully only on days when the area is covered in snow. As it will only be lit up on snowy days, this scenery will not necessarily be available every day. However, its astounding beauty is still well worth…

Do you know that symbol of kawaii, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu?

“Kawaii,” a word used even overseas, is characteristic of Japanese culture. This time, I will introduce Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ), famous as a symbol of kawaii representing Harajuku, a spot popular with young people. She was originally working as a model, but, with Nakata Yasutaka, the producer of Parfume, popular both here and overseas, she…

Japanese Figures From 120 Years Ago are Revived as Color Photographs

Nowadays, Japanese people have few opportunities to wear such traditional Japanese clothes as a kimono or hakama. But 100 years ago, many people wore traditional Japanese clothes in daily life. What is shown here are photographs that were taken around 1910, or about 125 years ago from now. They were taken for the purpose of…

The top 10 tallest buildings in Tokyo that overwhelm with their presence

The appeal of Japan is the existence of traditional buildings, such as the Inari Taisha or the Ginkakuji, etc., as well as modern buildings. This time, we will introduce the top 10 tallest buildings in Tokyo, Japan’s largest city. No.10:Shinjuku center building http://bb-building.net/ An eye-catching Nishi-Shinjuku skyscraper with a brown exterior. Completed by assembling state-of-the-art…

Do you know taiyaki, which every Japanese person has tried before?

Taiyaki is a sweet made by baking red bean paste in a fish-shaped shell. Tai means Red snapper. But this is a Japanese sweets rather than fish. http://tetsuji-taiyaki.jp/ It has been enjoyed by Japanese people throughout history, and its popularity shows no signs of waning. Controversy has erupted over whether it should be eaten from…

Great Sweets 8 Gifts to Get in Kyoto

Travelers flock to Kyoto not only for its temples and shrines, but also for its distinctive food culture, such as matcha tea and Japanese sweets. We picked out a few gifts that you should absolutely seek out while in Kyoto. Spread delicious happiness among the special people in your life. Nama yatsuhashi http://www.cybergarden.net/ This is…
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