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5 Kabocha Squash Dishes You Must Try in Japan This Late Summer!

Kabocha squash (南瓜) is a Japanese household item which one has as a side dish mainly in the form of a salad or soup in washoku (和食), the traditional Japanese meal. Kabocha usually refers to winter squash and it is cooked as an appetizer or side dish in Japan. The flavor of kabocha is uniquely…

11 Things to Do in Tsukiji, Home to the Biggest Fish Market in the World

Head south of Tokyo Station and the chic Ginza district towards Tokyo Bay and you will arrive in a small area called Tsukiji. This neighbourhood, easily accessible from either Tsukiji Station or Tsukijishijo Station on the metro, is most famous as the home of Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest fish market. With its proximity to…

Want Gourmet Meals but on a Budget? Try These 4 Restaurants in Tokyo

High-quality delicious food is not rare in Japan. You can find it almost anywhere. Different cities offer varieties of dining experiences ideal for gourmet enthusiasts. These are often frequented by gastronomes and food journalists who enjoy world-class cuisines and food tours. However, if you’re looking for the best places to eat gourmet food on a…

Tempura Lover? Taste the Finest Tempura at These 3 Places in Tokyo

Tempura has long been involved in food talks across Japan. Its popularity even led to the opening of several tempura shops within the country and abroad. It has been developed over many centuries that you can actually find them immediately among several types of restaurants. But of course, the best way to savor the taste…

Who Knew Japan Loved Fried Food This Much?

I’m a new writer to this site, but after living in Japan for 4 and a half years, I thought I’d like to share my experiences through the eyes of a third generation nikkei (Japanese descent but born and raised in the western world). I was born and virtually lived my whole life in Canada.…

Are you ’Game’ Enough to Try Exotic Deer and Wild Boar Meat in Shizuoka?

When talking about game meats, reactions generally fall into two categories which resemble that of a love-hate relationship, people either rave or cringe at the idea of game meats. While some may draw the line at beef or lamb, others are wonderfully appreciative of relatively exotic meats such as venison, rabbit, and squab to name…

Igokochiya: An Amazing Find for Delicious Sushi in Nara!

It was during the New Year holiday, almost every restaurant was closed and the two choice diners we had earmarked in our tourist book seemed not to exist anymore. Hungry and lacking in choice, we stumbled around the streets of Nara trying to find somewhere for lunch – by this point, any old thing would…

No More Spillage and Wastage: Powdered Soy Sauce is the Way to Go!

There are a variety of condiments in Japan that we can choose from that will match each and every individual’s personal taste. Wherever you are in the world, some foods have certain condiments accompanied with it to bring out the best flavor. Japan uses a variety of these condiments too, with some originating in Japan,…

Want to Eat at Michelin Restaurants In Tokyo For an Affordable Price?

For foodies all over the world, Japan is, by far, the culinary mecca. There are so many fantastic restaurants within 1 block of each other, especially in a metropolitan city like Tokyo. It comes as no surprise that when the new Michelin restaurant guide was released in 2016, Tokyo was well represented. The city had…

Experience the Beauty of Japan’s Iconic Sakura and Mt. Fuji All In One Day

Sakura blossoms are a symbol of Japan and are one of the flowers that have been loved for centuries. This beauty has therefore been preserved through many works of art with sakura themes such as paintings, haiku and tanka poetry. When you imagine sakura, what kind of scene comes to mind? Brilliantly colored petals, several…
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