2018 March

How Many of These 10 Popular and Tasty Japanese “Yaki” Dishes Have You Tried?

We often encounter the word “yaki (焼き)” when eating at Japanese restaurants. This word means baked, broiled, fried, grilled, or roasted, and most Japanese foods that have “yaki” in their names are cooked using these methods. Check out these 10 popular Japanese “yaki” dishes! 1. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) jp.fotolia.com/ One popular “yaki” dish that originated in…

Take a Look at This Japanese Kindergarten With Unique Architecture in Aichi!

Did you know that Okazaki City in Aichi Prefecture is the home of the first Tokugawa shogun of Japan? Besides being the birthplace of a famous figure in Japanese history, it is also home to beautiful wooded parks and temples. The city is also noticeable for its outdoor entertainment areas and residential places with different…

4 Things to Do Immediately After Losing Your Wallet in Japan

For many people, Japan is the safest country in the world. In other words, the chances of getting your wallet or any valuable item stolen are quite low in Japan when compared to other countries. Although violent crimes are rare, pickpocketing and other stealth crimes are pretty common in urban areas, especially in Tokyo’s Akasaka…

Do You Know These 12 Women Sake Brewers in Japan? Find Out About Them!

The conventional idea is that sake (rice wine) making is a man’s job, as it requires manual labor. This is partly the reason why there are usually no women workers in sake breweries in Japan. Now, a few of the sake breweries in the country are actually owned by women, and they have recently collaborated…

2 of the Best Places in Tokyo Where You Can Enjoy Doughnuts and Coffee!

Doughnuts are one of the best comfort foods you can have when traveling abroad. They are naturally delicious and rarely disappoint. Tokyo has the most number of doughnut shops you can find anywhere in the country. If you’re looking for the best doughnut shops in Tokyo, look no further than these two shops which offer…

Check Out These 8 Local Cuisines to Try In Tohoku!

Tohoku is a vast area located in the north of Japan, right below Hokkaido. It is surrounded by mountains and sea areas, which is why it is known for its amazingly fresh and beautiful cuisine. If you are planning to visit the area of Tohoku, you will be impressed by the fresh ingredients, the variety…

8 Unmissable Spots to Visit on Foot in Sapporo City!

Sapporo, the key city of northern Japan, is famous for its Snow Festival, nearby ski resorts, and delicious cuisine. But Sapporo is much more than that. It boasts much cooler and shorter summer months and beautiful autumn and spring scenery. It is also a very walkable city as the nearby districts and famous parks are…

Top 8 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Osaka for Spring 2018

The air is getting warmer, and what seemed like shy little green buds are starting to give color to the once-naked and leafless trees as flowers start to bloom – signs that spring is just around the corner. It is one of the most beloved times of the year, especially in the land of sakura…