allergies

11 Things to Do in Tsukiji, Home to the Biggest Fish Market in the World

Head south of Tokyo Station and the chic Ginza district towards Tokyo Bay and you will arrive in a small area called Tsukiji. This neighbourhood, easily accessible from either Tsukiji Station or Tsukijishijo Station on the metro, is most famous as the home of Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market. With its proximity to…

Allergic to Soba? Check Out this Hokkaido Campaign that May Just Save Your Life!

With such a great variety of mouth-watering food to indulge in on your travels throughout the land of the rising sun, you may encounter what many people dread – food allergies. In Japan, many food industries, supermarkets, and restaurant establishments take the time to label food or the menu clearly to ensure consumers are aware…

5 Essential Words to Help Your Order Food and Drinks in Japan

Ordering food can be a pain if you don’t speak the local lingo. Sure, you can point and click, but in the end you just may find yourself with something undesirable on your plate. Worse yet, be whisked away to the ER due to an emergency allergic reaction. These 5 words and phrases will help…

Got Food Allergies? How to Navigate Japan’s Food Paradise

Having an allergy to a certain food item can be very difficult. It can be tricky finding food you can eat when packaging and labels are written in your own language! Things can be even more difficult when you are visiting another country, especially if that country is Japan. Kanji can be tricky to learn…