Featuring everything from unique regional dishes to 3-Michelin-stars experiences, Japan should be a destination for every foodie traveler. From Tokyo to the far reaches of Okinawa, food culture and traditions are alive and well in these ten towns.
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Green tea is an essential part of Japanese culture and history. So much so that there is an entire day dedicated to celebrating it! But do you know why this day is celebrated in early May?
Japanese curry is a delicious, unique take on a traditional dish. Whether you are hoping to learn more about Japanese food culture or try your hand at a new recipe, Japanese curry is a great place to start!
Whether you realize it or not, you come in contact with washoku — the character, culture and social abstracts of Japanese cuisine — every day. Explore the surface of washoku's place in world cuisine here.
Learn all about three of the most highly touted Japanese home cold remedies, negi-miso-yu, shogayu and tamagozake, here, recipes included.
As in many cultures, Japanese breakfast can vary quite a bit from one person to the next. However, it generally includes 4 base elements: rice, protein, soup, and sides. Curious? Read on to learn more about Japanese breakfast.
Got the winter blues? What you need is nabemono and warm sake, a Japanese tradition. Find out how it all works here.
There is much more to mochi than a simple ice cream treat—in Japan, mochi refers to the coating that surrounds the ice cream, not the ice cream treat itself, and it has several culinary and celebratory uses.
If you've ever wondered how cuisine fits into Japanese New Year, look no further. Here you'll find commonly prepared foods, their cultural significance and the importance of presentation.
If you want to add a little Japanese symbolism to your New Year's celebration, look no further. This guide covers the mains and side dishes served during Japanese New Year, or osechi ryōri, while delving into their symbolism.