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Tokyo, one of the best cities for food in Japan.  In Tokyo, you’ll be able to experience gourmet foods from every prefecture in Japan, world-class sashimi, yakiniku...etc, and is also home to the most Michelin restaurants in Japan.  With all the different choices you’re offered here, tourists are...more...
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Osaka is famous as the place to go to “eat till you drop” - or literally “kuidaore” in Japanese. In the Edo era it was also known as being the “kitchen” of Japan for being where a large amount of rice was stored in warehouses. Flour Power Today, the Dotonbori area is the place to head to for your...more...
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When in Okinawa, you will soon realize the cuisine is quite different from the rest of Japan and reflects a heavy influence from China, and in more modern dishes, America as well. This is due oth to its physical distance from the main island and its history. Local Soul Food American influence mak...more...
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The food culture of the ancient capital of Nara is influenced by its past as the center of power in Japanese Buddhism during the Nara era in the 8th century. Simple Tastes Perhaps most famous for its naratsuke, or radish preserved in sake lees, the brown pickle is crunchy with the fragrance of sa...more...
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Japan’s eternal city, Kyoto, is home to the refined flavors of washoku, or Japanese cuisine. Its tofu (beancurd) cuisine and pickled vegetables, called tsukemono, are recognized as one of the best in Japan.  Tofu & Vegetables Yudofu, or boiled tofu, is a signature local dish that you will fin...more...
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Hokkaido is almost synonymous with the image of seafood - snow crabs, scallops, oysters, salmon and all sorts of treasures from the sea.  Seafood Paradise Wintertime is the best season to enjoy seafood, when the fish in the cold waters surrounding Hokkaido store the most fat and various crabs are...more...
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Tokyo doesn't mess around when it comes to cotton candy. Just a few minutes from Harajuku station on Takashita street, you will find "Totti Candy Factory". For around $9 USD, you can get your very own massive cotton candy, spun right before your eyes. And when we say massive, we mean it! The cott...more...
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It’s almost impossible for average citizens to get their hands on a gun in Japan.  For people looking to get their firing range fix, Kichijoji’s EA Shooting Bar is the place to be. It perfectly pairs cocktails and machine guns in a small but trendy space.  While you are waiting for the firing lan...more...
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Fukuoka is without doubt a food haven. Fresh seafood from both the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan aside, it has a vibrant local food culture, the main representatives of which are ramen, gyoza, motsunabe (innards hotpot) and mentaiko. SOUL FOOD Hakata Ramen is the original tonkotsu pork broth ram...more...
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On a recent visit to Kyoto, my local Gion tour guide told me that the Japanese have a saying: "Those who drink beer are cheerful. Those who drink wine are romantic. Those who drink whiskey are cool. Those who drink sake are sensitive. Those who drink all four are drunk." I don't know if visiting...more...