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A Sweet Rice Bowl? Try This Unique Strawberry “Don” at a Cafe in Fukui, Japan!

Donburi (丼), or “don” for short, refers to a rice bowl with various kinds of toppings. Some examples of this are gyudon (牛丼; beef bowl), oyakodon (親子丼; chicken and egg bowl), and katsudon (カツ丼; pork cutlet bowl). But in Fukui Prefecture (福井県), there is a cafe that offers a sweet kind of don! Fukui Prefecture…

Discover 7 Healthy Foods That Contribute to Okinawa’s Longevity!

At the mention of Okinawa (沖縄), the sun, sandy beaches, the beautiful underwater world, warm weather, and a relaxed atmosphere usually come to mind. But did you know that Okinawa is famous for the longevity of its elderly people? It’s been said that the relatively stress-free lifestyle there and the people’s diet consisting of various…

Have a Fruity Feast With These 4 Amazing Jumbo Fruits of Japan!

During summer and autumn, there are lots of high-quality fruits in season for you to eat to your heart’s content. Why not try something out of the ordinary by sampling these four types of plus-sized fruits found only in Japan and discovering what makes them so extraordinary? Read on to find out more! View this…

Which 4 Premium Peaches from Japan are Great For Summer?

Japanese prefecture Okayama is known for one of the most popular Japanese folktales that Japanese children hear in elementary school, Momotaro (Peach Boy). This is not a coincidence, as Okayama is also popular for being the birthplace of delicious peaches, especially the white variety. Peaches are synonymous with the summer in Japan, so during your…
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Try Unusually Tasty Fruit Ramen at One of These 4 Locations in Tokyo!

I had never heard of fruit ramen until recently but this dish is surprisingly really good! This new kind of addictive ramen can be found in various places around Tokyo. If you want to find out where to try this interesting ramen variation, then check out the list below! 1. Papapapapine View this post on…

Wait in Style in One of these Uniquely Cute and Creative Bus Stops in Nagasaki!

Who would ever get bored waiting for a bus in these fruit-shaped bus stops in Japan? These quirky creations are located in Konagai of Nagasaki Japan. These creative bus stops started during the 1990 Nagasaki Travel Exposition to help attract more visitors and promote tourism. Check it out! The Design A total of 16 bus…

Indulge in the Sweet Charm of Japanese Melons from Ibaraki!

With the arrival of summer comes a wide array of in-season fruits which you can taste while in Japan. This is said to be the best season to have a fruit feast since there are so many varieties for you to choose from. Japanese melons are very expensive fruits whereby I always gasp at their…

Kochi: A Land of Eco-Friendly Agriculture and Deliciously Fresh Produce

The constant variation in weather, both day and night, is one of the factors that contribute to Kochi being one of Japan’s top agricultural producers. Excluding rice farming, Kochi’s land productivity is number one in Japan with estimates stating that it produces 6.5 million yen/ha in comparison to Japan’s average of 2.5 million yen/ha (according…

An Introduction to Persimmon, Japan’s Delicious Autumn Fruit

It’s persimmon season in Japan and if you are new to the area, you may be wondering what this strange orange fruit is. You may have such thoughts especially if this is the first time you’ve encountered this fruit that sort of looks like an orange tomato. Let me fill you in on a bit…

The Many Uses of the Delicious Kaki (Japanese Persimmon)

Kaki, better known as Persimmons to those from the West, grow everywhere in Japan. For those who don’t know much about this fruit, it has a sweet, rich flavor and a soft texture. There are many kinds of kaki which can grow in Japan’s moderate climate. This fruit can be eaten by itself, but can…