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Dining Experiences You Shouldn’t Miss While in Japan

Dining in Japan An izakaya is a Japanese “gastropub,” where people go to casually eat and drink among friends and coworkers. You’ll find izakayas in pretty much every city, town, and neighborhood of Japan. They typically serve small tapas-style dishes and are the perfect place to...


Yanaka: Nostalgic Neighborhood of Tokyo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Narrow winding streets lined with new indie cafes and senbei shops passed down through generations, Yanaka is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. A quiet neighborhood with a popular market street, beautiful sakura-lined cemetery and plenty of temples—it’s no surprise this part of town...


Tokyo Ice Cream Shops: Tasty Towers and Freaky Flavors

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tokyo Ice Cream Shops One of the perks of summer is ice cream. Cold, sweet and ideally with a flake in it, there’s nothing better on a hot day. Hence, you’ll be wanting to make your way to these Tokyo ice cream shops. Tokyo, as it does with...


Nightlife Districts in Tokyo – A Recommendation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Nightlife Districts No trip to Tokyo would be complete without a night out, and ideally more than one. Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities on Earth and has a legendary nightlife. You can begin your evening at a tachinomi stand bar, drink and dine at a...


Place to Visit: Kanazawa Also Known as “Little Kyoto”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]from In the heart of the beautiful Hokuriku region, on the coast of the Japan Sea, there is Kanazawa. It is one of Japan’s loveliest and best-preserved historical cities. Often compared to Kyoto (though significantly smaller), Kanazawa is renowned for its impeccable geisha and samurai districts. It...


Sumo Tournaments: Complete Guide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sumo is both an exhilarating sporting event and a fascinating cultural experience, and it’s worth going out of your way to attend a sumo tournament (basho) when you visit Japan. The only problem for travelers is that the official sumo tournaments only take place 6 times...


Discover Japan’s Best Art Destinations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tokyo is packed with some of the world’s top museums and galleries, but further afield in Japan are even more fantastic art hubs. Japan‘s thriving art scene has been the catalyst for a museum boom throughout the country in recent decades. With Tokyo’s cultural buzz...


Sake 101: Japanese Sake Beginner’s Guide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Japanese Sake A trip to Japan would not be complete without a little sake tasting! As interest in Japanese cuisine has grown internationally, sake has started to become a trendy and recognizable drink around the world. For starters, this is all you need to enjoy some sake tasting...

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Essential Japanese Words & Phrases For Travellers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Japanese Language If you are traveling to Japan you can always get by with only English. There are a lot of people who can speak fluently English or just enough so they can help you. And people are very kind so they will probably help you...

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Sushi and Sashimi: Eating the Japanese Way

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sushi and Sashimi may be the Japanese most famous delicacy. There are some countries in which terms sushi and sashimi are used interchangeably, but that is incorrect usage. The two dishes are separate and distinct. They differ by their ingredients, types, sizes...