2017 July

Heard of Japanese Transparent Potato Chips? Here’s How to Make Them at Home!

There are Japanese companies such as Calbee which have made normal potato chips interesting by coming up with unusual flavors like salt and lemon peel, plum, KFC, etc. Have you already tried all of these available types and looking for something even more unique? Forget the flavor, have you seen strange-looking potato chips? No, we…

Do You Know Where You Can Relive the Famous Story of the 47 Ronin in Tokyo?

The legend of the 47 Ronin (warriors without a lord) has been ingrained into Japanese folklore through books, films, and other forms of art. Known in Japan as the “Ako Roshi,” the story has even made it to Hollywood. With its tale of honor and sacrifice, it captures the essence of Bushido – the samurai…

Light Up Your Summer Nights at This Lantern Festival in Kumamoto, Japan!

In Kumamoto, there are three great fire festivals celebrated in the month of August. One of which is the festival that brings light to a dark night called the Yamaga Lantern Festival. Let’s find out more about it! Yamaga Lantern Festival The Yamaga Lantern Festival, also known as the Yamaga Toro Festival (山鹿灯篭まつり), is held…

Embark on a Hokkaido Ramen Adventure at These 3 Hotspots in the Area!

When in Hokkaido, ramen is a must-have delicacy regardless of the season of your visit. Among the different styles of Hokkaido ramen, the top three types are widely regarded to be those from Sapporo, Hakodate, and Asahikawa, which have their unique characteristics. Nonetheless, some common traits among them include the use of curly noodles, except…

Minimalist Brand MUJI Will Be Opening Its First Hotel in Tokyo! Check It Out!

MUJI, also known as Mujirushi Ryohin, a popular minimalist retailer in Japan, has recently announced that it will open its first-ever hotel at the Marronnier Gate Ginza complex in the spring of 2019. The hotel’s furnishing will be based on the company’s product designs. This is going to be a standard accommodation, unlike the one-off,…

5 Restaurants and Bars for a Great Evening Out in Lesser-Known Meguro Ward, Tokyo

What’s the first place that comes to mind when someone mentions an evening out in Tokyo? No doubt you might think of Ueno’s street food and izakayas, Shibuya’s nightclubs, or Shinjuku’s red light district. These areas, among others, are definitely great places to hang out in Tokyo. However, at the weekends, these places can get…

3 Latest Culinary Additions to Tokyo’s Dining Scene You Have to Try Out!

Tokyo has so many interesting restaurants of all types to visit. Good food can be found in every price range, from cheap to expensive ones. As of summer 2017, the capital has new impressive culinary additions to its dining scene. Let’s take a closer look at three of them! 1. BENJAMIN STEAK HOUSE A post…

Kawamata’s Fairy Feather Silk Flies from Japan into Hermes’ Luxury Scarves

The thinnest yarn-dyed silk fabric ever made. There’s no better word to describe Kawamata’s fairy feather silk from its production down to the final product, other than special. From its raw materials and the technology used to create it down to the bond between those involved in its development, Kawamata silk is a very special…

The Top 5 Most Interesting Japanese Traditions That Never Grow Old

Being a country known to uphold heritage and tradition, it is not surprising to witness tons of events in Japan meant to honor a religious deity or commemorate a historical event. Over the years, many annual celebrations have attracted the attention of both local and international guests for their sheer grandeur. Here are five of…
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