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Kawara Soba

What is Kawara Soba? In Shimonoseki city of Yamaguchi prefecture, there is a local cuisine called “Kawara Soba” which consists of tea noodle soba and various toppings that are served on a heated roof tile. The “Kawara” is the tile which is used as the roof of traditional Japanese houses. The ingredients used as toppings […]

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Souvenir to buy in Tokyo

Have you been to a ramen shop called “Afuri”? It has now become such a popular ramen shop among Japanese people as well as tourists. Its first ramen shop started on the foothill of Mt. Afuri in Kanagawa in 2001, but the shops are now located in central areas throughout the West side of Tokyo. […]

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Shojin Ryori

Shojin Ryori is a type of Buddhist cuisine that is followed by monks and many believers from areas historically influenced by Chinese Buddhism. Today, I’d like to introduce a restaurant in Roppongi that offers Shojin Ryori called “Sougo”. https://www.sougo.tokyo/about_e.html Shojin Ryori that Sougo provides is a casual vegetarian cuisine, which follows the profound spirit of […]

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Key to longer lives – Part 3

Effect of fermented soy-bean foods on health A lot of people in Japan know that “Natto”, Japanese fermented soy bean dish, has very good health benefits, which has now been officially confirmed by the research. The National Cancer Center Japan (“NCC”) announced that based on its research, people who eat fermented soy-based foods such as […]

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Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe

If you are tired after shopping in Shibuya, why don’t you take a break in a pretty, little café in Jiyugaoka which is not too far from Shibuya? Today, I’d like to introduce “Peter Rabbit Garden Café”, a Peter Rabbit themed café located close to Jiyugaoka station which is on the Tokyu Toyoko Line and […]

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Yamaguchi – Suo Oshima Island

If you drive for about two hours to the east from the Ube airport in Yamaguchi prefecture, you will get to the Suo Oshima Island. The island, surrounded by beautiful nature, is a great place to enjoy the beaches, hiking, and hot spring. Most notably, Suo-Oshima town has a sister island relationship with the County […]

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