traditional medicine

Discover Japan`s Strange Vegetables – Slimy, Bitter, Unique, Tasty…

When I order a meal in Japan, I am often surprised by a type of vegetable that is unfamiliar to my Western palate. Sometimes it’s a horrible surprise, but sometimes it can be surprisingly tasty! So what are these strange vegetables – what do they look like and how do they taste? Here is my…

Feeling Queasy? Try This Instant Japanese Herbal Reliever!

Almost everyone has suffered from indigestion issues at least once in their lives. If you experience indigestion or other stomach issues quite often, you may want to try this popular antacid herbal product from Japan called “Ohta’s Isan Antacid Powder”. It is said that this product is also a very popular purchase among tourists from…

The Ancient Science Behind Hot Spring Therapy

Isshukan hitomeguri (one week visit) is a phrase widely used in Japan as a therapeutic bathing in hot springs for a healthy mind and body. In short, it is the basic unit and time-frame given to someone who wishes to engage in a hot spring therapy and this practice was established some 400-500 years ago…