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Busting the Myth: Is Japan Actually Expensive or Not?

Before I came to Japan, I had already had a few ideas in my head of what it would be like – super futuristic, crammed full of polite people, a place imbued with culture and history, and… expensive. Well, some of these preconceived ideas have turned out to be true, and others completely false –…

Ehime: The Land of Mikans (Satsuma Mandarins)

When you hear of mikan, you probably do not think of any specific place in Japan. Least of all a prefecture on the small island of Shikoku. But! Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku produces over 250,000 tons of mikan every year! Mikan are Ehime’s speciality, with everything from shirts to socks to stores being dedicated to…

4 Bizarre and Delicious Japanese Fruits

Have you ever wandered through a Japanese supermarket and stopped short, just to ponder over a mysterious looking fruit? You are not alone. Some things just look bizarre and too mysterious to try. But don’t miss out! Live on the edge and check out the fruits below. If you come across any in your travels,…

Give Japan’s Most Expensive Fruit a Try!

The Yubari King Melon is the most expensive fruit in Japan. It is also one of the most expensive fruits in the world. The fruit is commonly bought as a gift or a souvenir from a trip to Hokkaido. The Yubari King Melon has become a symbol of status, and hence, has the higher price.…

Beat the Heat with 5 Summer Limited Edition Foods!

Hello sweltering summer heat! Salt in the air, sand in my hair..And yummy limited edition foods in my hands! Each season, new and exciting flavours are released at convenience stores, supermarkets and restaurants, and I make a beeline for them. The tropical, refreshing flavor palette of summer has come to help beat the heat. Besides…

5 Exotic Japanese Fruits!

Have you ever been grocery shopping in Japan and thought… What on earth is that? If you risk buying an unidentified object you may be in for a treat… or a nasty surprise … depending on which exotic fruit you go for. In this article, we’ll take a look at some interesting fruits you can…

Are These 5 Flavors of Japanese Fruit Milk Tasty?

The concet of fruit-flavored milk may seem a bit strange (except for banana milk which is well loved in some other countries), but Japan has a whole array of delicious fruit-flavored milk from sweet to strange! jp.fotolia.com/ Do you know Ichigo-au lait? Ichigo is Japanese words, which means strawberry, and au lait is French word,…

Japanese urban myths part 2

It is not difficult to see, that ideas like all Japanese are either geishas or sumo wrestlers are not true. Thinking nutrition wise, neither is the idea that Japanese eat sushi every day. However, there are still some old myths out there, that many believe to be real, rather than just someone pulling their leg,…

Only in Japan: Eggs that taste and smell like citrus

Japanese are well-known for their creativity, and this time, they fascinate us again with their agricultural innovation. A while ago they have invented a heart-shaped watermelon, garlic coca-cola, now, they came up with the eggs that taste and smell like citrus, known as Yuzu Tama (short for Yuzu Tamago or Yuzu Egg). Yuzu Tama was…

All-you-can-Eat Strawberries, The Japanese Way!

Strawberry or Ichigo (in Japanese) is one of the most popular and consistent fruits you’ll see when you visit japan. Several strawberry flavored foods are out in the market and you can see them anywhere you go. From cakes, ice cream, mochi, chocolates, drinks, cookies, jam, or even toothpaste. That’s why I dare to say…