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A Taste of Japan in Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

Introduction Author’s photo Between Karasuma Street and Kawaramachi Street lies the famous Nishiki Market Street in downtown Kyoto, where a feast for all the senses awaits. This Market is known historically as it preserves traditions and is famous for its infinite choice of foods and goods. Shopping in Nishiki Market Street Author’s photo Kyoto is a…

3 MUST WATCH YouTube channels for Japanese food lovers

If you do not understand Japanese but love cooking Japanese food or simply just love watching Japanese cooking videos, these three channels are the best choices for you! Cooking with Dog This is one of the most popular Japanese cooking YouTube channels. It almost reaches 1 million subscribers. As you may guess from the title,…

Public bath culture in Japan

Bathing is a time-old tradition in Japan. Japanese people enjoy going to the public bathhouses, which are called sento. The first sentos appeared in Japan in 15th century. Despite the fact that there is a bathroom in every house, the habit of going to the sento is still very popular among the people. The number…

Have you heard about Japanese Love Hotels?

A Love Hotel is not just a normal hotel where people come for a short stay during a holiday or a business trip, but it is a real place for “acts of Love”. These days, this kind of hotels is widely available around the world under different names, such as No-Tell Motel and Couple Hotel;…

Wear a real Kimono in Kitsuki town, known as “Little Kyoto”

Do you want to try on a real Kimono? If your answer is “Yes”, then Kitsuki is a place for you! Recently, my friend and I spent a day there trying on Kimono for the first time ever, and we loved it! Where is it? Since it’s a small city, most of the foreigners, seem…