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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,…
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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…

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…

Taste 3 of the Best Tasting Sake Locally Brewed in Tokyo!

You’ll never truly enjoy the essence of being in Japan if you don’t try tasting sake. It is one of the heavily enjoyed rice wines often drank by people as it goes very well with lots of Japanese dishes. Though the origin of sake is unclear, there are several locally made sake in the area…

Sugidama: That Cedar Ball Hung in front of Doors in Chizu

Author’s photo Have you ever seen a ball-like object in either brown or green hanging in front of a sake brewery or a Japanese house? If you are from Chizu or have been to this town, you may probably know what is that strange spheric decoration hanged in front of the doors of Chizu’s houses…