Omiyage are a part of the national identity in Japan, where manners and politeness allow for people to make a habit out of buying a specialist snack as a coming home gift.
The show ‘Gaki no Tsukai Ya Arahende!’ TV show and comedian act Downtown is very well known throughout Japan for their improvised group comedy and daring shows.One of my favourite shows of theirs is the ‘Foodie Report’ show where the members of the group compete with each other for the title of the best reviewer of unusual restaurants in Tokyo.
My bucket list at the moment does not compromise of many things- learning languages, maybe sky diving (if I am feeling brave!) and traveling the world over. However, one of the things on my bucket list has remained fixed ever since my first visit to Japan. Climbing Fuji was definitely going to be as high […]
This is the first of my sushi restaurant reviews, but I am hoping to add all my past experiences eating at other ones in Tokyo, Sapporo and elsewhere too! Ichikawa Sushi is a fascinating 1* Michelin restaurant in Nakamachi in Setagaya (Kaminoge Station), a pleasant suburb of Tokyo. The restaurant has been well-ranked in the […]
Going to Japan is wonderful- nothing could be more exciting than visiting the country of cherry blossom, anime and sushi. Japan is full of things to do, and will cater to many different people! For the foodies, you have a nation which lives off the most delicious food in the world, with natural flavours enhanced […]
Osaka is known to be the Kansai Japanese city- with its particular accent and laid-back vibe, Osaka is a contradiction to Kyoto’s tradition and Tokyo’s mainstream feel. Throughout Japan it is known as the food capital, as it has excellent links to the sea and to the countryside, where it gets its produce from. It […]
Japanese food is unique in this world-untainted by the globalised push on fast-food, it lives in the purity of ingredients such as soy, tofu and fresh, seasonal produce. In fact, Japan is aiming to get rid of fast-food chains like McDonalds altogether, and the majority of the population not only love their nation’s food, but […]
My experience in Japan started out in Tokyo. The biggest metropolis in Japan, with millions of people darting about on a daily basis, from Shibuya (see the famous crossing here) to Akihabara, or electric town, it turned out to be my love of a lifetime. A few trips and I was hooked! The food, culture […]