The Art of Making Soba

July 27, 2018 by Justin Hanus

Japan has much to offer in terms of cuisine, but some foods also play a special role in the country’s culture. One such example is soba, a buckwheat noodle and one of the four main types of noodles eaten in the country. Whereas it is possible today to make soba using a machine, for the […]

8 Most Popular Flea Markets and Shopping Areas in Kobe

July 27, 2018 by Justin Hanus

From intensive retail therapy to quick souvenir shopping, Kobe has a score of places where you can explore and discover great finds to take home or give away as gifts. There are some places where locals flock to on a daily basis, and others have a lot more wares to choose from that would surely […]

8 Most Popular Beer Pubs and Breweries in Kobe

July 27, 2018 by Justin Hanus

One of the best places to visit at night are where the drinks and food are. After a long day of touring the attractions and shopping, anyone would love to unwind and take a swig of chilled beer in the company of family and friends. A sampling of finger food like fish and chips, yakitori, […]

Tokyo’s rise of the premium BBQ sites

July 27, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

As long as we have known fire, we’ve also known barbecue. Most of humanity would agree that there’s nothing beating a few pieces of meat and/or veg on the grill, with the smoke from the coals helping to give it a flavor that’s unmistakably summertime. We Tokyoites have it rough however: even if we are […]

Furnishing your new Japanese Home

July 27, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

Though the chances of finding your new home in Japan thoroughly barren of even light fixtures and nothing short of four walls, floor and ceiling are slim these days, most standard apartments and other rental spaces don’t come with standard appliances like stoves, refrigerators and HVAC units, things that even the most spartan of apartment […]

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