Japanese dessert (wagashi)

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…

8 Things to Do in Kichijoji, Tokyo's Hip and Arty Neighbourhood

Kichijoji is located in the west of Tokyo and is viewed as one of the trendiest parts of the capital. Most famed for its expansive Inokashira Park, the town is also an artist’s wonderland with unique arts and crafts available on every street corner. Much quieter than central Tokyo, Kichijoji is just one 15-minute train…

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…

29 Things to Do in Shibuya, Tokyo’s Fashionable Metropolis

Shibuya (渋谷) is one of Tokyo (東京)’s main districts, home to countless department stores, restaurants, clubs, love hotels, and karaoke (カラオケ) parlors. If you visit Tokyo, spending time in Shibuya is a definite must-see place! Although partying and shopping are great choices, they aren’t the only things to do. Here are 29 things to do…

Try These 4 Traditional Japanese Sweets at This “Wagashi” Shop in Tokyo!

Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are usually enjoyed with a cup of warm green tea. There are many varieties, sizes, and flavors to choose from. Some are available all year round while some are only available during certain occasions. But wagashi are not just sweets; they are also considered an art form in…

Check Out This Event in Osaka With All-You-Can-Eat Green Tea Treats!

Spring season in Japan attracts attention from tourists from all around the world every year. The hanami (花見), or cherry blossom viewing, is no doubt the main reason to visit the country during this season. Whether with your family or friends, you’ll surely enjoy the time you’ll spend with them in spring. But Japan isn’t…

Which Superb Restaurants in Japan are Spreading Their Dishes Overseas?

As we know, there are many Japanese restaurant branches in other countries. However, these restaurants may have changed their recipes from the original dishes offered in Japan. This might be because ingredients of certain dishes are hard to come by, or because restaurant owners decide to tailor to the respective country’s locality by changing and…

Enjoy Luscious Limited Strawberry Treats at These 5 Places in Japan

At the mention of strawberries eaten in Japan, most people will probably have the impression that this is a fruit typically harvested in spring between March and May. Do you know that these strawberries available in spring are usually grown using natural methods? In order to cope with the high demand for these lovely red…

9 Things to Do for a Peaceful Day Out in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa

Fukagawa (深川), an area on the east side of the Sumida River (隅田川) in Tokyo (東京) was home to merchants and the working class during the Edo period. Geographically located on low ground level (reclaimed marshland) and populated by the lower class, it was aptly known as “Low Town.” Today, no parts of Tokyo is…

4 Japanese Sweets That Make Perfect Souvenirs for Your Loved Ones

When you give food souvenirs in Japan, you don’t only consider the taste, but you also have to think of their beautiful presentations. Because of this, it becomes an easy thing for people to choose wagashi (和菓子 – Japanese confections) as they are lovely to look at. If you’re planning on giving somebody the perfect…
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