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How Many of These 5 Strange Fruits Found in Japan Are You Familiar With?

Japan is well known as a source of weird and quirky stuff, and its fruits are no exception. Despite its 4 seasons standard of the North Hemisphere of the world, there are still unique plants native to Japan. In addition, there are the fruits that everyone knows, but Japan has put their own twist on…

Beat the Summer Heat With These 6 Unique Flavors of Shaved Ice From MINISTOP Japan

As Japan’s summer temperatures seem to be getting higher, recently ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, iced refreshments are becoming popular and in demand this time of the year. Restaurants, food stalls, and convenience stores offer different kinds of delicious frozen treats and iced drinks to quench your thirst and help you cool down…

Have a Fruity Feast With These 4 Amazing Jumbo Fruits of Japan!

During summer and autumn, there are lots of high-quality fruits in season for you to eat to your heart’s content. Why not try something out of the ordinary by sampling these four types of plus-sized fruits found only in Japan and discovering what makes them so extraordinary? Read on to find out more! View this…

Japan’s Favorite Summer Fruit Gets a New Twist With These Popular Dango!

With the summer here in Japan officially making our days a little sweatier thanks to the undeniable mix of humidity and heat, nothing beats a good refresher to cool down even if it’s for just a bit. jp.fotolia.com/ But there’s one thing that is never missed during the summer season here in Japan which is…

Wait in Style in One of these Uniquely Cute and Creative Bus Stops in Nagasaki!

Who would ever get bored waiting for a bus in these fruit-shaped bus stops in Japan? These quirky creations are located in Konagai of Nagasaki Japan. These creative bus stops started during the 1990 Nagasaki Travel Exposition to help attract more visitors and promote tourism. Check it out! The Design A total of 16 bus…

Krispy Kreme Japan Is Making Summer Even Sweeter With These Limited-Time Flavors!

With every changing season, many establishments in Japan are introducing their own fair share of items to attract consumers by mixing in a seasonal theme. And with summer coming in just a weeks, you might have spotted some shops that are preparing for the hot season. One popular donut chain that is well loved by…

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,…

Suikawari: the Japanese game of Watermelon splitting

Many have heard of Japanese horrendous prices for fruits. Regular fruits as apples and peaches can cost on average 200-300 Yen per piece whereas bigger fruits like watermelons start from 1000¥ and do not seem to have a limit. According to an article published by HuffingtonPost in 2008, one rare black watermelon was even sold…

Japanese Square Watermelons and Mukimono

Have you ever seen any unusual watermelon in your life? Not the toys, the real ones! Then you must have been in Japan. Why watermelons have to be oval? Ask a Japanese farmer in Shikoku and he would be happy to give you the right answer. Why watermelons are made Square? One reason is to…