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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,...

When you think of Japanese food people usually think of rice, noodles, or sushi. Sweets rarely come to mind when people unfamiliar with Japan image the cuisine. Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets made of traditional ingredients such as mochi (rice cake) and anko (paste made of azuki red beans)....

July typically marks the end of the rainy season and the official entry into the sweltering summer season. In the old calendar (kyuureki), July is known as fumizuki or fuzuki which can be written using the same kanji characters i.e. 文月. As to how this name came about, this...

May can be said to be an eventful month with various festivals and activities going on in Japan. The month kicks off with the Golden Week holiday which includes the Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpou Kinenbi) on 3 May, Greenery Day (Midori no Hi) on 4 May to encourage interaction...

Ice cream has always been a serious business in Japan and its ubiquity is evident not only in the wide array of selections offered in the market such as Pino and Haagen Dazs but also in many of Japan's delectable culinary delights. In fact, ice cream has been incorporated...

Mt. Yoshino (Yoshinoyama) is a mountain in Nara Prefecture that has been a subject in so many literary writings, and with good reasons: it is a gorgeous spot for cherry blossom viewing. It has also served as an important destination for religious purposes such as pilgrimages and the area...

When in Japan, Muslims have to be cautious when they are looking to buy foods and drinks. But there are many good food and drink products out there in Japan, and nowadays, there is a rise in halal food stalls in Japan like the Siddique Restaurants and Kebab stalls...

The 'Coffee Culture' of European countries like Italy and France bring to mind images of a busy cafe, the endless clink of teaspoons in white china cups, coffee machines humming and buzzing as they foam hot milk into a smooth froth... a bustling, raucous, animated atmosphere. While this coffee...

Anyone who knows me will be well aware of my slight obsession with Shikamaro-kun, the oh-so-cute yuru-chara (mascot) of the Nara City Tourist Association. As such, any sort of chocolatey snack with his face on it was a sure sell and I left Nara with a collection of Shikamaro-kun...

Japanese cuisine is thought of by many as one of the most unique and delicious cuisines around. Japanese food has become so popular that there are now thousands of Japanese restaurants located all over the world! waifu.jp/ However, there is no doubt that the best way to really experience and enjoy...

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