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Wagashi (和菓子) are traditional Japanese sweets that are usually enjoyed with a cup of warm green tea. There are many varieties, sizes, and flavors to choose from. Some are available all year round while some are only available during certain occasions. But wagashi are not just sweets; they are...

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)....

Gero Onsen is one of the best hot springs (onsen) in Japan which has been able to retain its special quality since the Edo Period and continues to attract many visitors every year. Also, to really make the most of the hot spring, stay at the nearby ryokan, Kaisekiyado...

With such a great variety of mouth-watering food to indulge in on your travels throughout the land of the rising sun, you may encounter what many people dread - food allergies. In Japan, many food industries, supermarkets, and restaurant establishments take the time to label food or the menu...

Sweet potatoes are a staple starch in many cuisines across Asia and are more commonly known as yams in the Americas. They were and are still a cheap and nutritious source of carbohydrates that is also packed with vitamins and minerals, which explains its origins as a staple food...

While in Japan, you are bound to come across many types of dishes which feature rice along with vegetables, meat or seafood. From the dizzying array of bentos sold at restaurants, shops and train stations to the suite of donburi offerings including oyako-don, yakiniku-don, hitsumabushi, and more, Japan is...

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...

You might have heard of Kaiseki-ryori (懐石料理) before but are you apprehensive about trying this in Japan due to various reasons such as cost, unsure about how to approach the multi-course meal or feel conscious about dining in a formal setting? Fret not, let's learn more about the world...

April heralds a new beginning in Japan as the new academic and financial year kicks off. In the old lunar calendar (kyuureki), this month is called Uzuki (卯月), which has a number of interpretations as to how the name came about or what it means. The most widely accepted...

February, being in the midst of winter, is typically a cold month when people are decked out in thick coats wherever they venture outdoors. Kisaragi (如月), the name for this month in the kyuureki, reflects this fact as it is a homonym of the term 衣更着 which means to...

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