2018 March

Love Ramen Noodles? Don’t Miss This Ramen Festival in Tokyo This 2018!

If you ask anyone to name a type of Japanese food, it is highly likely that ramen is one of the first ones you will hear. Although it originated in China, ramen has evolved to gain massive popularity in Japan and comes with many kinds of broths and a variety of toppings such as meat,…

Find Out About the Fascinating Kyushu National Museum!

Are you serious about learning about Japanese culture? Going to national museums in the country is one of the best ways to fully understand the formation of Japanese culture within Asian history. You won’t go wrong if you head to the latest national museum in the country which was founded in 2005. Kyushu National Museum…

How Many of These 10 Popular and Tasty Japanese “Yaki” Dishes Have You Tried?

We often encounter the word “yaki (焼き)” when eating at Japanese restaurants. This word means baked, broiled, fried, grilled, or roasted, and most Japanese foods that have “yaki” in their names are cooked using these methods. Check out these 10 popular Japanese “yaki” dishes! 1. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) jp.fotolia.com/ One popular “yaki” dish that originated in…

8 Helpful Dos and Don’ts for Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan This 2018

Want to experience Japan’s favorite spring event? Sakura (cherry blossom) viewing is one of the most anticipated seasonal events in Japan, both by locals and foreigners. Hanami, which literally means “flower viewing,” is a tradition held during the spring season while cherry blossoms are in bloom. Long ago, the hanami tradition was limited to Japanese…

Take a Look at This Japanese Kindergarten With Unique Architecture in Aichi!

Did you know that Okazaki City in Aichi Prefecture is the home of the first Tokugawa shogun of Japan? Besides being the birthplace of a famous figure in Japanese history, it is also home to beautiful wooded parks and temples. The city is also noticeable for its outdoor entertainment areas and residential places with different…

4 Things to Do Immediately After Losing Your Wallet in Japan

For many people, Japan is the safest country in the world. In other words, the chances of getting your wallet or any valuable item stolen are quite low in Japan when compared to other countries. Although violent crimes are rare, pickpocketing and other stealth crimes are pretty common in urban areas, especially in Tokyo’s Akasaka…

Do You Know These 12 Women Sake Brewers in Japan? Find Out About Them!

The conventional idea is that sake (rice wine) making is a man’s job, as it requires manual labor. This is partly the reason why there are usually no women workers in sake breweries in Japan. Now, a few of the sake breweries in the country are actually owned by women, and they have recently collaborated…

2 of the Best Places in Tokyo Where You Can Enjoy Doughnuts and Coffee!

Doughnuts are one of the best comfort foods you can have when traveling abroad. They are naturally delicious and rarely disappoint. Tokyo has the most number of doughnut shops you can find anywhere in the country. If you’re looking for the best doughnut shops in Tokyo, look no further than these two shops which offer…
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