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This Brand New Shop in Ikebukuro Gives the Japanese Sweet, Dorayaki, a Western Twist

Have you ever wondered what a Western mix on the traditional Japanese sweet, dorayaki (どら焼き), would be like? Well, wonder no more as a new dorayaki specialty store called DOU (ドウ) is opening at Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅) at the end of May 2017! Dorayaki jp.fotolia.com/ But first, what is dorayaki? Dorayaki is a type of…

7 Best Shops and Cafes to Get Traditional Japanese Confectionery in Tokyo

Wagashi (和菓子), or traditional Japanese confectionery, has made a name for itself as one of the Japanese food that many tourists would like to try out. With attention to detail not only in the recipes but also in the presentation, it is no wonder that these sweets have captivated people’s taste buds. In this article…

9 Interesting Things to Do in the Peaceful Town of Shibamata

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Tokyo (東京), there is a town in the eastern part of the city where you can slow down and relax. If you want to experience a “shitamachi” or a traditional downtown Japanese neighborhood, Shibamata (柴又) is a must-visit place for you. About the Town Shibamata is a town located…

What to Buy in Kanazawa: 7 Souvenirs From the Marsh of Gold

Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa, straddles comfortably and confidently between history and modernity. Case in point: the Higashi Chaya District, a row of traditional tea houses whose interiors are stylish souvenir shops. Or take for instance the Kanazawa Noh Museum which utilizes interactive visuals and ancient masks that have been passed down for generations…

6 Delicious Traditional Wagashi Sweets to Try as You Journey Throughout Japan!

Wagashi is traditional Japanese sweets that are usually served with green tea. They have a wide variety of shapes, ingredients, consistencies, and preparation methods. Some are so popular that they’re served all year ’round across Japan while others are only served regionally or seasonally. Where can I buy them? sushileaves.com/ These delicious Japanese sweets are…

Going to Tokyo? Discover These 3 Artisanal Shops near Ueno Park!

Ueno is popularly known as a district in Tokyo with a rich historical legacy, where many tourists come each year to get a feel of Tokyo’s Edo period. Due to its popular location, throughout the decades many stores have continuously been opened, hoping to become the finest in the area. Just a few of these…

3 Must-Try Sweets in Kanazawa: the Sweet Tooth’s Haven

Located in Ishikawa Prefecture, the city of Kanazawa is one on the three places in Japan which is known as a sweet tooth’s haven (the other two cities being Kyoto and Matsue). While some call Kanazawa “little Kyoto” locals of the city refused to be given such a nickname because the city prides itself on…

Learn All About Doraemon’s Favorite Snack: Dorayaki!

Dorayaki is a type of Japanese confection which is similar to pancakes. Sandwiched between the two round pancakes is usually sweet azuki bean paste filling. Fans of the Doraemon series will recognize dorayaki as being Doraemon’s favorite food. The creation of the Doraemon series since 1969 has propelled dorayaki into becoming a huge part of…

What to Buy in Hokkaido: 40 Cool and Delicious Souvenirs from Japan’s Snow Country

Hokkaido, the largest prefecture in Japan, is more likely known for its vast natural reserves, finest powdered snow, and perhaps seafood. But did you know that this gorgeous wintry snow country is also home to many proud souvenirs like Hokkaido milk or Shiroi Koibito chocolate? my.asiatatler.com/ This article will help you find that this prefecture…