2017

Want to Be as Stealthy as a Ninja? Check Out These Special Japanese Socks!

Have you ever thought about how a ninja could sneak into palaces without making any sound? Because of their stealthiness, many people are interested in trying ninja outfits. Did you know that there is a fashion trend sweeping Japan and the rest of the world right now that allows ninja outfits to be worn in…

Do You Know These 6 Essential Japanese Vocabulary Items for Winter?

Winter is here in Japan, bringing dry air, clear skies, and huge snowfall in northern prefectures such as Aomori, Hokkaido, and Iwate. There are a lot of great things about winter in Japan, such as hot and delicious drinks, seasonal food such as hot pot, and winter illuminations. Here are some useful words that will…

Try These 2 Absolutely Delicious Japanese and Tex-Mex Combinations!

Imagine having two of your favorite cuisines mixed up to give you some awesome mouth-watering dishes! Both Tex-Mex, an abbreviated form for Texas – Mexican, and Japanese cuisines are popular around the world. Be it tacos, sushi, or frijoles, you are going to love the combination of these items in what can be called a…

Visit These 4 Historical Places from the Edo Period in Beautiful Kanazawa!

Have you ever wondered where in Japan you can find historical samurai training houses and districts where geisha have lived and entertained guests both historically and today? Did you ever wonder whether they still exist in contemporary Japan, since most of the cities you or your friends visited don’t really feature these historical places? If…

Tokyo Banana Released Another Sweet Treat in Honor of Ueno Zoo’s Baby Panda!

TOKYO BANANA celebrates the birth of Ueno Zoo’s panda cub, Xiang Xiang, with a new flavor of their well-loved treat! Check out TOKYO BANANA PANDA! TOKYO BANANA PANDA \誕生おめでとう♪/シャンシャン公開を祝い、人気みやげ「東京ばな奈」が可愛いパンダになって登場!すくすく元気に育ってほしいと願いを込めて、作られた限定スイーツ。パンダファンは必見です!https://t.co/z3R6ZRTkTP pic.twitter.com/ZjKhqJsHeB — 大丸東京店 (@daimaruTOKYO) December 20, 2017 TOKYO BANANA continues to surprise us with flavors that are very timely. Its newest variant features a cute panda…

Want to Treat Yourself to a 3000 Dollar Japanese Beef Bento Box? Check This Out!

Many people know bento as an inexpensive quick lunch option that is perfect for working professionals, retirees, students, and many other people. You can easily find these lunch boxes pretty much anywhere in Japan, and there are many shops selling them in major cities abroad. Known for their taste and quality as well as their…

The Top 10 Vegetarian Cafes and Restaurants in Tokyo

Being a vegetarian while traveling or living in Japan can sometimes be daunting as vegetarian meals are not as ubiquitous as other delicious meat and seafood-based delicacies like yakiniku, karaage, sushi, ramen, and many more. So here is a list of restaurants for my vegetarian friends who wish to have scrumptious meals in Tokyo that…

Doing a Homestay in Japan? Here Are 6 Things You Should Do for the Best Experience

I recently experienced a homestay with a Japanese family in Handa City, Aichi Prefecture. It was a valuable and memorable experience to know and explore the lifestyle of a typical Japanese family, understand their culture and traditions, and also eat delectable home-cooked food. I stayed with Obaasan (grandmother), and her daughter who lived nearby often…

After Samurai Spiderman, Check Out This New Japanese-Inspired Marvel Superhero!

Japan’s obsession with superheroes is nothing new, and it has reached a different level with many MARVEL characters getting a Japanese makeover and being unveiled, thus garnering much attention. The spread of fan culture across borders has enabled this idea of re-envisioning famous pop-culture characters from the West. The well-known toy company from Japan, Bandai,…
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