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2 Gourmet Direct Sales Shops Loved by Locals Between Narita Airport and Tokyo

The land between Narita Airport and Ueno, Tokyo is actually home to a thriving agricultural industry, which produces many of the vegetables consumed in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Here we introduce two gourmet direct sales shops that carry a huge selection of fresh local vegetables and food products safe for consumption. The local food you…

Do You Dare to Have a Bite of This Bizarre, Purple-Colored Japanese Fruit?

Even before Japan’s exquisite square watermelons made headlines, unique and exotic fruits already existed in the country’s natural flora. One of which is akebi, a native fruit mainly cultivated in Japan’s northern Tohoku region, which managed to shock foreigners on their first encounter with it. If you want to find out more about this bizarre,…

Fill Up on Delicious Food at These 3 Unusual All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Tokyo

While travelling, one of the most important decisions to make on a daily basis is where and what to eat. Especially in a foreign country where you may not understand the language, reading the menu alone can be pretty intimidating and you may accidentally end up ordering something you don’t like or can’t eat. What’s…

Visit the Japanese Museum Dedicated Solely to Pears!

The Chugoku region of Japan, especially the San’in area, is one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Japan with curious landscapes and several nice cities. San’in is a vast region with an area of 11,680 sq. km comprising the Tottori and Shimane prefectures which are famous for agriculture and commerce. Due to its…

Which of These 3 Rare Japanese Fruits Have You Already Tried?

There are many fruits that are either endemic or mostly seen in Japan that you might want to try. You can find momo (peach), ume (plum), yuzu (citrus), and other fruits that are more common. However, there are some fruits that you probably might have never even heard of. Here are three rare and unique…

Customize Your Own Blend of Fruits in Tea This Summer in Tokyo and Osaka!

The worldwide tea brand, Lipton, is starting a new event in Japan called “Fruits in Tea” where they will be offering new ways to enjoy a combination of fruits and tea this summer season. There will be two pop-up stores during this special summertime event, one in Omotesando (表参道), Tokyo (東京) from June 28 to…

Craving Fruit? Enjoy Fruit Picking at These 4 Lovely Farms in Hokkaido

There are so many interesting activities to do in Japan and one of them is fruit picking in a farm. Surprisingly, fruits in the country are a bit expensive. This makes fruit picking activities very popular as visitors do not only enjoy picking fruits but also taking them home or even eating them on the…

A Sweet Rice Bowl? Try This Unique Strawberry “Don” at a Cafe in Fukui, Japan!

Donburi (丼), or “don” for short, refers to a rice bowl with various kinds of toppings. Some examples of this are gyudon (牛丼; beef bowl), oyakodon (親子丼; chicken and egg bowl), and katsudon (カツ丼; pork cutlet bowl). But in Fukui Prefecture (福井県), there is a cafe that offers a sweet kind of don! Fukui Prefecture…

Discover 7 Healthy Foods That Contribute to Okinawa’s Longevity!

At the mention of Okinawa (沖縄), the sun, sandy beaches, the beautiful underwater world, warm weather, and a relaxed atmosphere usually come to mind. But did you know that Okinawa is famous for the longevity of its elderly people? It’s been said that the relatively stress-free lifestyle there and the people’s diet consisting of various…
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