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Portrait of a Maiko geisha in Gion Kyoto

Top 30 Unique Things to Do in Kyoto in 2019

Kyoto is on the go-to list of most people who visit Japan. Often dubbed as “the most beautiful city in Japan” and home to hundreds of historical sites, the former capital of Japan is the favourite of many and visited by millions of people every year. Kyoto is known as the best place to see traditional temples,…

Japanese Sake – Our Recommendations

Recently, Japanese sake has been getting more attention around the world. Japan has more than 1,400 sake breweries, the number of brands said to be more than 10,000. The type of rice, the quantity of the polished rice, the difference of yeast starters for the alcohol fermentation, alcohol usage, how often it is heated, how…

Can You Believe There Is An Okinawan Wine Made from Venomous Snakes?

Unless you have a knack for all things dangerous, bizarre or weird, you’ll most likely find this popular alcohol beverage from Okinawa (沖縄) pretty scary. After all, who in their right minds would intentionally breed poisonous snakes only to gut them out and preserve them for weeks just so their venom can be mixed with…

77 Things to Do in Ikebukuro to Make the Most of Your Visit to Tokyo in 2019!

If you come to Tokyo, classic, must-see spots like the famous Shibuya’s scramble crossing which is crossed by thousands of people an hour, Harajuku’s colorful shops with unique and sometimes strange fashions, and Shinjuku’s busy streets including the notorious red light district will likely be high on your list of places to go. However, did…

Check Out the 10 Best Gifts You Can Buy in Tokyo in 2019!

Finding and buying Omiyage (souvenirs in Japanese) is just one unmissable aspect of any trip to a new country. During your trip to Japan, you will notice there are a lot of shops where you can buy souvenirs. You may feel a little bit lost with all the choices on offer in those shops. Here…
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Top–Notch Japanese Sake Brands to Warm You Up This Winter

There are abound 1,300 factories in Japan that make sake and of all I’d like to introduce the top five Japanese sake brands that are extremely famous not only in Japan but overseas too. Juyondai This sake brand has an almost cult status in Japan as well as in the rest of the world. Juyondai…

100 Things to Do in Fukuoka, the Gorgeous Southern Prefecture in Kyushu, in 2019

Fukuoka is a prefecture in Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, which is well loved for its pleasant weather and stunning natural beauty, as well as its ancient temples, beautiful beaches, and the ruins of Fukuoka Castle. This charming area is a place to enjoy the sunshine and the unique Hakata ramen, which is famous in…

Japanese Sake: Best Drinks to Keep You Warm this Winter!

Humidity in Japan is pretty high so sometimes it feels colder than dry air, the reason being that high humidity in lower temperatures increases the conduction of heat from the body so Japan`s winter can be quite rough in some areas. The last thing you feel like doing after freezing through a work day is…

These 2 Special Wines Are the Perfect Complements to Popular Japanese Dish, Sushi

Although there are several types of wines that go well with any type of dish, there are some that were specifically created to complement a particular dish. There are a few wine brands targeting sushi lovers with their pair-up drinks known as “sushi wines.” Check out these two wines that are meant to be enjoyed…