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Japanese Sake Series: Asahi Sake Brewery

The Asahi Brewery interior Out with the old, in with the new. With a drive to perfect their craft, Asahi Shuzo continues to find ways to innovate...

Japanese Sake Series: Choryo Sake Brewery

Choryo Brewery’s famous ‘Tarusake’ History and innovation come together to recreate old methods and flavours and produce Choryo’s award-winning bo...

Japanese sake series: Kaba Sake Brewery

Brewery main building Kaba Sake Brewery’s many awards show how their history, location and values have served them well in their Japanese sake br...

Japanese sake series: Ippongi Sake Brewery

Ippongi Sake Brewery sign An illustrious history, location, and master brewers upholding quality. The awards Ippongi sake brewery has won show its...

Japanese Sake Series: Akita Seishu Sake Brewery

  Company logo An illustrious history; proved methods of production; and fresh, quality ingredients. Akita Seishu Sake Brewery has an excellent re...

Japanese Sake Series: Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery

Chiyomusubi Brewery High quality ingredients, a rigorous brewing process, and strong ties to its region all contribute to creating this internatio...

Japanese Sake Series: Gassan Sake Brewery

Gassan’s sake The cold weather of Mt Gassan may seem extreme to some, but Gassan brewery have learned how to use it to enhance the taste of their ...

Japanese Sake Series: Hakutsuru Sake Brewery

Brewing Hakutsuru Sake Through the production and sale of sake, Hakutsuru Sake Brewing has, since its founding, supported the food and social cultu...

Japanese Sake Series: Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery

Kiku-Masamune brand The soft flavour of Kiku-Masamune’s dry sake has been its selling point throughout its history. They strive to make sake which...

Story fromTea Farm

Japanese Tea: The different varieties and how to drink each

Tea field Tea, especially green tea, is an indispensable part of the Japanese lifestyle. Learn the different types, the best ways to brew each, an...

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The beginning of the year in Japan

Beans for the Setsubun festival February is still cold in Japan, but it changes to spring on the calendar. Risshun (立春) is the first day of spring...

The King of Winter: Matsuba Crab 📍Tottori Prefecture

Fresh Matsuba crab Matsuba crabs come from Japan’s San-in region and are one of Tottori's most popular winter delicacies. Learn the different ways...

The Kagawa New Year udon noodles that bring luck

New Year's udon Kagawa Prefecture is known for its udon, and at New Year it is pure white to wish for a happy one. Ozoni is another Kagawa New Yea...

Japanese New Year's Dish: Ozoni

Ozoni with round mochi Japanese people eat New Year's dishes such as ‘Osechi’ during the holiday. Ozoni is one part of Osechi cuisine.  There are ...

A Sendai specialty: Sendai Zuke-don

Sendai Zuke-don Sendai Zuke-don is a unique seafood rice bowl from Miyagi Prefecture. The area is famous for its seafood, especially flounder, sea...

Autumn Medicinal Cuisine - 📍Toyama Yakuzen, Toyama

Medicinal cuisine Do you know the history of Toyama  prefecture's medicine sales? It began  in the middle of the Edo period with Masatoshi Maeda. ...

A Sendai specialty: Mapo Yakisoba - 📍Sendai, Miyagi

Mapo yakisoba When you think of Sendai's specialties, what do you think of? It is possible some of you might say gyutan (beef tongue). However, th...

Tochigi Prefecture, Japan's #1 Strawberry Producer

Tochigi strawberries Tochigi Prefecture is a "strawberry kingdom" that has kept its position as the largest producer of strawberries in Japan sinc...

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Exploring Shikoku via Sightseeing Train - 📍Kagawa, Tokushima

The "Shikoku Mannaka Sennen Monogatari" Shikoku was selected as 6th in the Regions category on Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2022, which is to sa...

A nature-rich treasure trove of food and tourism - 📍Hamamatsu City

Onsen on the water’s edge Hamamatsu City is located in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture, and is rich in nature with access to the sea, moun...

The beginning of the year in Japan

Beans for the Setsubun festival February is still cold in Japan, but it changes to spring on the calendar. Risshun (立春) is the first day of spring...

Nyan-Nyan temple in Kyoto

Nyan-Nyan-Ji Temple interior Nyan-Nyan-Ji temple in Kyoto has a cat as its chief priest and is located in the peaceful area of Yase. “Nyan-Nyan” i...

The Yufuin no Mori Train

Lake Kinrin Yufuin is one of the best day trips from Fukuoka and you can take the charming Yufuin no Mori train which runs from Hakata via Yufuin ...

The King of Winter: Matsuba Crab 📍Tottori Prefecture

Fresh Matsuba crab Matsuba crabs come from Japan’s San-in region and are one of Tottori's most popular winter delicacies. Learn the different ways...

Ise Jingu is the most prestigious shrine in Japan

Ise Jingu’s main shrine in the ancient “Yuiitsu Shinmei-zukuri” style Ise shrine, commonly known as Oise-san, is the most prestigious shrine in Ja...

Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma

Hot spring source Kusatsu Onsen is located in Gunma Prefecture and is one of the most famous hot springs in Japan. It only takes about 3 hours to ...

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