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Taste the Delicious Fusion of Peruvian and Japanese Cuisine at Inti Raimi!

It has been over 110 years since the first mass migration of Japanese in 1899 to Peru. As Japanese migrants started afresh in Peru over the succeeding years, they imbibed some of the significant elements of the Peruvian culture whilst still practicing Japanese customs and traditions. This led to the culmination of a subculture known…

Chirin-Chirin Ice Cream: a Cute and Delicious Nagasaki Treat!

Art resonates in Japan even in the simplest dessert that you will find on the streets. In Nagasaki City, there is one dessert that has been sold along the streets for over fifty years and it is called chirin-chirin ice cream. This dessert not only promises to satisfy your taste buds but also your eyes…

Nagoya Is Home to the Cutest Dessert Ever: Chick-Shaped Pudding, ”Piyorin”!

A normal custard pudding can have many names. In the Philippines, it is called Leche Flan. In Japan, it is called purin. But what do you call a chick-shaped custard pudding, made with only the finest cochin eggs from the city of Nagoya? Nagoya may not be a popular tourist destination in Japan compared to…

Tokyo Station Trivia: 10 Fascinating Facts!

Over 500,000 people take the train on average in Tokyo Station every day and this is just one of the many facts about the station that you probably already know. Based on the number of trains that arrive and depart all day in the station, it is no wonder that it is also considered to…

Mamezara: Tiny Plates with Endless Possiblities

Mamezara are a bit like the bonsai of plates. Miniature bonsai trees are grown in small pots, and mamezara are tiny plates that hold small servings of food or condiments. Although these tiny dishes were originally meant to said hold food or condiments, people are now beginning to find several uses for these miniature works…

Why Are the Orders Pouring In for This Made in Japan Pot?

There is a new interesting take on home shopping nowadays in that small, virtual Japanese companies are making a huge profit with kitchenware. Small firms like Aichi Dobby Ltd. offer a wide range of kitchenware products and one of the hottest items in their kitchenware lineup is the Vermicular cast-iron pot. So what is so…

3 Must-Try Sweets in Kanazawa: the Sweet Tooth’s Haven

Located in Ishikawa Prefecture, the city of Kanazawa is one on the three places in Japan which is known as a sweet tooth’s haven (the other two cities being Kyoto and Matsue). While some call Kanazawa “little Kyoto” locals of the city refused to be given such a nickname because the city prides itself on…

How to Get the Cheapest Bus Rides To and From Narita Airport

Airport transfer to and from Narita Airport can be very expensive for someone who is travelling in Japan on a very tight budget. Although there was a move to cut fare prices, it can still be problematic for some passengers. Take for example the case of the Keisei Honsen Tokkyu express train. While the express…

What Is The Secret of the World’s Healthiest Kids?

This is Japan. The country with the highest life expectancy in the world, with an average of about 83.7 years according to the World Health Organization. It is also home to the healthiest children in the world, mainly thanks to the traditional diet of Japanese families that has withstood the test of time. Of course,…

A Visit to the Largest Mosque in Japan: Tokyo Camii

This may come as a surprise to both tourists and some residents of Japan but there are about 80 mosques that have already been established in the country since the Second World War broke out. Most of these mosques are relatively small. However, in the heart of Yoyogi Uehara sits a magnificent structure that could…