Food/Drink

Green tea flavored sweets

When you are tired shopping in Shibuya.. If you are in Japan, you should definitely try green tea flavored sweets at least once. In Japan, most green tea flavored sweets have strong and rich green tea tastes, as they are often times made from leaves that are high quality. The good green tea flavored sweets […]

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Food/Drink

Tamagoyaki – Japanese rolled omelette

What does it taste like? Japanese rolled omelette called “Tamagoyaki” may taste sweeter than you think as it contains good amount of sugar in it. Also, a lot of Tamagoyaki recipes include “Dashi”, the cooking broth of Japanese food made by heating water containing kombu, a kind of seaweed, and bonito flakes, which add a […]

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Culture/History

Ume (Plum) flower

History of Ume flower Since Ume-tree is the first to blossom (i.e. the tree starts to blossom in the coldest time of the winter), Ume has been appreciated by people in China for many years. As Ume flower blooms in the midst of the cold winter, people see the flower as a human being who […]

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Food/Drink

Soba on new year’s eve

Tradition in Japan A lot of people in Japan eat soba, buckwheat noodles, on December 31st to celebrate the last day of the year. Anything could be toppings on your soba, for example, Tempura (deep-fried shrimp), Abura-age (deep-fried bean curd), or other kinds of vegetables, etc. Soba is one of the most popular daily Japanese […]

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Travel

Yamaguchi – Rurikoji temple

Where is it located? Have you been to Yamaguchi prefecture? It is located in Japan’s Chugoku region, on the southwest side of Honshu Island. The prefecture is surrounded by Hibiki-nada Sea (Northwest of Kanmon Straits between Honshu and Kyushu), the Sea of Japan, and Seto Inland Sea. Because of its unique location, you can enjoy […]

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Food/Drink | Travel

How to find good restaurants in Japan?

Search online When you are traveling in Japan with constantly changing schedule, it is easier to search restaurants or cafes to have some good food or drinks on your phone. If you are in the U.S., “Yelp” may be your go-to app. In Japan, “Tabelog” is one of the most reliable sources that you can […]

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