2015 April

Sake, what exactly is it?

Author’s photo In most of the Western world, Japanese wine distilled from rice is commonly known as “sake”. As with the Western tradition of wine, Japanese sake comes in many, many types of flavors, features a wide range of dryness to sweetness, a variety of infusions, varying clarity, prices, and recommended food pairings. In Japanese,…

Flowers to see in Japan after the sakura season

If there’s no Sakura left appetiteforjapan.com/ Sakura season in Japan is an amazing time to go to “hanami” a flower viewing party. The season usually lasts from late March to mid April depending on where you are in Japan. It is possible to see some late blooming varieties around Tokyo or Kyoto into mid-April and…

A Japanese Style House Party with Nabe!

What’s Nabe? Author’s photo Nabe is a type of Japanese cuisine named after the clay pot in which it is traditionally prepared. It features many fresh vegetables and mushrooms, centered around a main meat or seafood, heated in the nabs-pot over a burner that sits in the middle of the serving table, and is a…

5 Japanese dishes that will make you cringe

There are a lot of, a lot of delicious food in Japan that I know everyone in the world likes. But don’t you forget “the dark side”! I guess many Japanese people, of course including me, like these 5 GREAT foods that I’m about to introduce to you, but I also guess that people from…

You never go hungry in Japan – Food On A Budget

Waribiki – for those on a budget Everybody knows that Japan can be a very expensive country to live in. Rent, health care, transportation, or even your grocery can easily dominate your monthly expenses. But one thing I really love about the country is their delicious food and the discounts on this food especially at…

How do the Japanese stay cool during summer?

Brace yourselves, summer is coming! iemo.jp/ Nowadays we have high-tech air conditioning but of course it was not the same long time ago. As you might know, summertime is very hot in Japan therefore people were thinking of ways to cool down during the summertime. This is how we discovered some great items to make…

3 best Japanese resort areas for winter sports

Japan as a skiing destination tofugu.com/ Japan is one of the world’s best destinations for both skiing and snowboarding and it is thanks to a great density of the snow and, moreover, thanks to the breath-taking views that the Japanese mountains offer. In addition to that, Japan is taking advantage of the volcanic activities of…

Bunny island: the cutest island there ever was!

Okunoshima Wouldn’t you agree that bunnies are extremely cute? Well whether you do or you don’t, you must visit this so-called Rabbit Island! find-travel.jp/ The island is actually named Okunoshima, it is very small and it is located in Hiroshima prefecture. It’s called Rabbit Island simply because quite large number of rabbits live there. These…

Shinjuku Robot Restaurant: a Feast for your senses

Shinjuku’s most famous restaurant appetiteforjapan.com/ You’ve probably heard of Japan’s famous Robot Restaurant. Located in the heart of Kabukicho – part of the suburb, Shinjuku, which is famous for its vibrant nightlife – the Robot Restaurant is an increasingly popular venue for tourists visiting Tokyo. When you arrive at the Robot Restaurant, you’ll be ushered…

Umbrella dance festival: Shan Shan Matsuri, Tottori

Tottori’s main festival Author’s photo Tottori often goes by unnoticed as it is a comparatively quiet prefecture. However, if you plan for a summer getaway in Tottori, be sure not to miss the famous Shan-Shan Matsuri Festival. This is the time when you will find exceptional crowds and merriment everywhere along the streets of Tottori…
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