Japanese food (washoku)

The Perfect Eating Itinerary for a Day Out in Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a huge metropolis home to a charming blend of the historical and the innovative. The cleanliness and safety of the city as well as the multitude of things to do make it a desirable location to visit. Japan had over 28 million visitors in 2017 and that number is…

10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

Relax and Unwind at This Hot Spring in Gunma That Will Take You Back in Time

Gunma Prefecture (群馬県) is a mountainous area in the Kanto region (関東地方) of Japan. It is surrounded by numerous natural hot spring resorts, making it a favorite getaway spot for many. One of these is Kayabuki no Sato Yakushi Onsen Hatago (かやぶきの郷薬師温泉旅籠), an old-fashioned resort with a hot spring that dates back to the late…

There Is More to Tokyo Than You Think! Explore This Underrated Area of the City!

When planning a trip to Tokyo, most travelers automatically include the popular districts of the city in their itineraries. Places such as Shibuya, well known for Shibuya Crossing; the huge neighborhood of Shinjuku, notorious for its red-light district; Ginza, known for its high-end boutiques; and Akihabara with its innumerable maid cafes and otaku shops, are…

Check Out this Restaurant in Ishigaki to Try Delicious Premium Quality Beef

Ishigaki is the westernmost island of Okinawa prefecture, loved for its tropical weather, white sand beaches, friendly people, and delicious food. There are many wonderful things to do on this island that attracts thousands of tourists each year and keeps the locals living there their whole lives. As well as gorgeous beaches and resorts, Ishigaki…

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…

Check Out These 8 Local Cuisines to Try In Tohoku!

Tohoku is a vast area located in the north of Japan, right below Hokkaido. It is surrounded by mountains and sea areas, which is why it is known for its amazingly fresh and beautiful cuisine. If you are planning to visit the area of Tohoku, you will be impressed by the fresh ingredients, the variety…

This Lovely Izakaya Chain in Japan Will Take You Back to the Showa Period!

A trip to Japan will make most people aware of the nation’s drinking culture. Not only do the Japanese pride themselves on sake (or nihonshu or shochuu if you want to be technical), but they also have a wide variety of cocktails that is sure to never bore any man or woman old enough to…

Savor the Tastiest Japanese Pancake (Okonomiyaki) at These 5 Restaurants in Osaka

Okonomiyaki is considered one of Japan’s signature local cuisine. It’s savory, has a lot of variety, and is available almost anywhere in the country. But if it’s about getting the best taste of this popular food, nothing beats the country’s food capital – Osaka. Osaka is literally heaven for all food aficionados, and you’ll have…
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