persimmon (kaki)

Treat Your Taste Buds to These 4 Signature Autumn Foods in Japan!

As the lovely autumn descends upon Japan and turns the surroundings into shades of red, orange, and yellow, the summer heat dissipates which in turn boosts our appetite for delicious food. Coupled with the fact that autumn is typically the harvest season for many types of food ingredients, it is probably no wonder that there…

Kakinoha-zushi: Nara’s Local Delicacy that is a Must-Try for Visitors!

Each area or prefecture in Japan has it’s own delicacies, and Nara is no different. The Nara region (near Osaka and Kyoto, in Kansai) is famous for its kakinoha-zushi, which translates as ‘persimmon leaf sushi’. This delicacy is a must try for visitors to the city, or a possible option of omiyage to bring back…

An Introduction to Persimmon, Japan’s Delicious Autumn Fruit

It’s persimmon season in Japan and if you are new to the area, you may be wondering what this strange orange fruit is. You may have such thoughts especially if this is the first time you’ve encountered this fruit that sort of looks like an orange tomato. Let me fill you in on a bit…

The Many Uses of the Delicious Kaki (Japanese Persimmon)

Kaki, better known as Persimmons to those from the West, grow everywhere in Japan. For those who don’t know much about this fruit, it has a sweet, rich flavor and a soft texture. There are many kinds of kaki which can grow in Japan’s moderate climate. This fruit can be eaten by itself, but can…

4 Bizarre and Delicious Japanese Fruits

Have you ever wandered through a Japanese supermarket and stopped short, just to ponder over a mysterious looking fruit? You are not alone. Some things just look bizarre and too mysterious to try. But don’t miss out! Live on the edge and check out the fruits below. If you come across any in your travels,…

5 Exotic Japanese Fruits!

Have you ever been grocery shopping in Japan and thought… What on earth is that? If you risk buying an unidentified object you may be in for a treat… or a nasty surprise … depending on which exotic fruit you go for. In this article, we’ll take a look at some interesting fruits you can…