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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Sake

    Posted on July 30, 2014 by in All, Traditional Foods
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    There are sake festivals, many sake breweries across the country and dozens of different brands and tastes to try in all regions of Japan. So just what is sake and why is it so popular? What is Sake? In Japanese the word sake actually means “alcohol”, referring to beer, wine, or any hard liquor. When […]

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  • Hokkaido Lavender Tour

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by in All, Hokkaido, Natural Wonder, Onsen
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    July 8th, This year we had 25+1cute baby on the tour, some joined from Boston whose meeting us in Japan. We departed for Chitose from Honolulu on direct flight, flight was full but everybody comfortably enjoyed our long flight. Only concern was typhoon coming up from Okinawa side…   July 9th, Arrived in Chitose, we walked […]

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  • Popular Dishes and Regional Foods to Try in Yamanashi

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by in All, Yamanashi
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    Yamanashi prefecture, some 120 km from Tokyo, is known for its traditional foods, fruit picking, and wineries. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji while eating delicious, high-quality foods year-long. With the convenience of trains, it’s easy to take a short trip out to Yamanashi to relax and enjoy fresh produce. Houtou, made by […]

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  • Japan’s Three Most Scenic Views (The Nihon Sankei 日本三景)

    Posted on July 25, 2014 by in All, Sightseeing-recommended places
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    Have you heard of the three most scenic views in Japan? (日本三景, nihon sankei) Unlike most “top-lists” which are now just made by people on the internet, this was composed back in the 17th century (1643) by the Japanese scholar, Gaho Hayashi. I promise that all of them are worth visiting! They were chosen for a reason and you can’t go […]

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  • Mitama Matsuri: Four Day Festival Lights Up Kudanshita

    Posted on July 24, 2014 by in All, Matsuri, Tokyo
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    Taking place annually for four days in July, Mitama Matsuri, held at Yasukuni Shrine, is a grand event not to be missed. Each day offers something special to the thousands of visitors who travel from all over to be mesmerized by the lights, sounds, smells, and sights of the festival. From parades to festival foods, […]

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