seasonal food

Savor 6 Local In-Season Delicacies From Japan’s Tohoku Region This Autumn!

Have you heard of the Japanese phrase, “shokuyoku no aki (食欲の秋)”? Literally, it means that people have an increased appetite for food during the autumn season, and there are three reasons as to why this theory holds true. First of all, many food items tend to be in-season during autumn where there is a lot…

7 Wonderful Things About Summer in Japan: It’s Not All Sweat and No Fun

Temperatures rise, humidity levels skyrocket, and sunblocks and cooling towels are bought and unpacked as summer hits Japan. In the big cities, the clear skies of spring transform to murky gray, Mt. Fuji is nowhere to be seen, and levels of seasonal depression go on the rise. Bugs like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders spring…

Have a Tropical Escape in the Middle of the City With This Limited Event in Tokyo

Tokyo may not be the best place to enjoy tropical-like dining, but it is one of the places that feature several restaurants which make this kind of dining experience come true. This summer 2017, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills’ Rooftop Bar is having a promotion that will give guests a Caribbean dining experience in its beautiful…

Beat the Summer Heat With These 6 Unique Flavors of Shaved Ice From MINISTOP Japan

As Japan’s summer temperatures seem to be getting higher, recently ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, iced refreshments are becoming popular and in demand this time of the year. Restaurants, food stalls, and convenience stores offer different kinds of delicious frozen treats and iced drinks to quench your thirst and help you cool down…

Try These 5 Refreshing Melon Treats Perfect for the Summer Season in Japan!

It has finally become the season of cantaloupes in Japan and there are several places that offer special limited cantaloupe-based menu items. Check out five of them below! 1. Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe (資生堂パーラー サロン・ド・カフェ) Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe in Ginza (銀座) has recently added cantaloupe desserts to their menu. The kind of…

Summer Is Coming! Try the Newest Seasonal Cheese Tart Flavors From PABLO!

Summer is fast approaching in Japan and with the rainy season now passing by, it’s only just a matter of days before we get to feel the real summer heat! Now, what’s a good thing to do when summer comes? Aside from hitting the beach and getting a tan, a nice slice of refreshing seasonal…

McDonald’s Japan Tries a Daring Flavor With Their Limited Edition Fries

“What am I going to eat today?” Here’s a question that a lot of us ponder over on a daily basis. Having to decide what to eat is often seen as a first world problem that illustrates how quickly consumers get bored of eating the same type of food. For this reason, Japanese gastronomy businesses…

Enjoy Halloween Drinks and More at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo This Fall 2016

Autumn season in Japan is here! Are you already excited to catch the changing colors of the leaves? There are so many places to do this activity and so many restaurants providing autumn-themed menus. One of these places is the ever-popular Grand Hyatt Tokyo which is a luxury hotel in the heart of the capital…
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Japan’s New Year’s food: Osechi

The New Year or “Shogatsu” is the perfect time for Japanese to carry out their yearly rituals, though it may not hold religious significance for them. One of their beliefs is that the God of the Year or “Toshigama-sama”, who brings abundance and happiness to each family, visits their homes. In preparation for this, each…