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In Osaka and Not Sure Where to Get Good Beer? Give This Beer Tour a Try!

Have you ever headed to a new city and after settling into your hotel and maybe grabbing something to eat, you wonder where you can grab some local booze? Maybe after a long flight or train ride, you’re tired and want to refresh with a beer. This unique tour in Osaka is here to show…

Have you Heard of the Farm-to-Table Concept in Japanese Eateries?

With the concurrently changing attitude towards food safety, food freshness and food seasonality, the farm-to-table concept was adapted by restaurants around the world. It allows them to establish a direct acquisition of food from producers in order to serve fresh local food. This concept is still new in Japan but it can already be felt…

7 Things to Do in Ebisu, the Birthplace of the Much-Loved Yebisu Beer

Originally named after the renowned Yebisu (ヱビス) brewery the Ebisu (恵比寿) district hasn’t let go of its drinking tradition, now housing an abundance of bars and eating establishments that overflow into the streets at night. Nestled noisily between Shibuya (渋谷) and Meguro (目黒), Ebisu is a business district with a twist where locals and tourists…

7 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…

Experience a Tech-Free, Traditional Japanese Life at This Inn in Iwate

Have you ever dreamed of experiencing the traditional Japanese way of living complete with the serene countryside ambiance and the absence of technology and the city’s bustle? Finding a traditional inn or hotel in Japanese provinces is now made easy given that establishment owners are only one call away. In fact, many accommodation sites are…

Don’t fail to try “Age-Momiji Manju” when you go to Miyajima!

Now if you head to Miyajima (an island off of the coast of Hiroshima and home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine), do not fail to try “Age-Momiji Manju”! mig.me/ The Itsukushima Shrine is known for its “floating-torii” gate which appears only when the ocean is elevated. Thanks to the Itsukushima Shrine the…

Hokkaido Dairy Products: The Best in Japan

Hokkaido is the largest of 47 Japanese prefectures and is located in the north of Japan, the closest one to Russia. This amazing prefecture’s biggest city is Sapporo, the capital. Sapporo is the home of Sapporo Snow Festival, one of the biggest snow festival in the world. You will be amazed with big snow sculptures…

10 Local Food Specialities in Nagoya

Same with Osaka, Nagoya is a city located in central Japan and has its local cuisine specialities. My friend once said: ‘Nagoya has unique foods that maybe not much people outside Japan know it’. Several particular foods that you find in Nagoya maybe tasted different in other cities or even difficult to find. If you…

Exploring The Small Town Japan

isenokuniblog.blog61.fc2.com/ While most visitors tend to focus on the Big 3 (Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto), Japan is full of a variety of other types of places. Many times, some of the most interesting places won’t be found in guidebooks or be recommended by Japanese friends. There are many advantages to exploring the Japan that exists…