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8 Kyoto Cuisines You’ll Certainly Enjoy

Kyoto cuisines

Kyoto is very famous for its fine cuisines. For centuries, culinary arts have been influenced by the local monk culture, and it’s not just about sushi. In fact, you might be surprised to know that sushi is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a wide variety of restaurants …

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4 Awesome Hello Kitty DIY Birthday Cakes That Any Fan Will Love

Hello Kitty DIY Birthday Cakes

Created by Yuko Shimizu in 1974 Hello Kitty has been one of Japan’s most significant cultural exports (alongside Godzilla, Pokemon, and sushi). Her spunky attitude has made fans the world over. Currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi and over her forty years, Hello Kitty remains just as cute, spunky, and comes …

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9 Things You Should Know About Japanese Cuisine

Things you should know about Japanese cuisine

Japanese cuisine is known for its beauty and delightful subtle flavors. Traditional Japanese fare always manages to look like a work of art, since it is based on washoku. Apart from that, it’s incredibly healthy as well, which is deemed the reason why Japanese people live a long life. That …

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6 Japanese Food Bloggers To Follow

japanese food bloggers

Whether you are wanting to cook some Japanese food, feeling nostalgic of a past Japanese trip, or living in that country now, this is a list of blogs that other Japanese foodies, like you, have created. From bento and ramen, to restaurants and dessert, these blogs can help give your …

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7 Food Markets In Tokyo Every Foodie Should Visit

food markets in Tokyo

It’s your day off, the sun is out, your stomach growls and your fridge is empty. Lucky for you, there’s an abundance of food markets in Tokyo. They serve and sell fresh produce, gourmet specialties, and hot meals from nearby vendors or food trucks. In addition to giving you an …

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6 Reasons Japanese Washoku Food Is So Good

japanese washoku food

The best part of Japanese food derives from the traditional word, washoku. Washoku comes from the Japanese characters wa, which means “Japanese” and/or “harmony”, and shoku, which means “food.” Although this word is many years old, families and restaurants today still create their meals based on washoku. Many of the …

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A Visual Guide To Eating Sushi In Japan

sushi in japan

Sushi is not the hard, stale rice balls which have been sitting out in an American buffet. It is not made with canned tuna mixed with too much mayonnaise, then wrapped with a piece of seaweed. And it is most certainly not cucumbers and imitation crab with rice on the …

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6 Must-Go Food Festivals In Japan

food festivals in japan

Japanese culture seems to embrace every chance it has to come together, as a family, neighborhood or country… and eat! Social gatherings are an important aspect of the Japanese culture, and one of the best ways for a tourist to experience this is to find a festival! Festivals happen almost …

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