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Japanese Home Cooking Recipe; Japanese-style BBQ Beef Salad Bowl With The Extra Asian Breeze

A big salad bowl with the savory, tender sliced beefsteak. Marinate the meat with Japanese traditional BBQ sauce (Yakiniku no Tare) which is also used for the dressing. Sweet chili sauce and chopped cilantro add the extra Asian breeze. Goes well with a cold beer!
Culture, Etiquette

Japanese MOTTAINAI Aesthetic

"Mottainai" is one of the representative terms to refer to Japanese culture. It is commonly used daily when wasting food, things, money, time...everything when they have regrets to waste these values. You may know the meanings of "Mottainai" as environmental activities, so its spirit has been influenced across the world. But, what's the original meaning of "Mottainai"??? Today, I am going to tell you about Japanese Mottaianai sprit.
Culture, Etiquette

The Best Japanese Green Tea Pot Guide; Tokoname Kyusu

If you want to brew Japanese green tea easily, must have a "Tokoname Kyusu teapot". Tokoname yaki (the pottery) is one of the famous pottery in Japan and Tokoname Kyusu can allow green tea a mellow and rich taste. On this site, I explain how Tokoname kyusu works, how to clean, which you should buy. All about Tokoname Kyusu.
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How 5 Insider secrets of “Japanese HighBall” Brings You To Know Japanese Culture

A classic cocktail, "Whiskey & Soda" is also called 'Whiskey highball" known worldwide. The Japanese call it just "Highball" and it is a popular casual Izakaya drink for the first order (Kanpai!) You may be interested in why whiskey highball has been supported by the Japanese drinkers, what's so special? In this post, I will tell you the deep world of whiskey highball in Japan and the basic recipe to make Japanese highball at home.
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The Japanese Alcohol; 5 Basics Divas Want to Know About Shochu

The ultimate native guide to Japanese Shochu. It one of Japan's deep worlds worth exploring. First, Shochu is a Japanese distilled liquor that ABV is between about 25% to 40%, and it is totally different from Sake. On this site, you can know about what's shochu exactly, what made from, and the types of Shochu.
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Houjicha 101; Japan’s Popular Refreshing Roasted Green Tea

Japanese green tea is well-known as its health benefits and high-relaxation effect, how about if green tea is roasted? Because of the chemical of the roasting process, roasted green tea aka Hojicha has less caffeine, less astringency flavor, even gain rich toasty flavor and naturally sweet flavor. Read this site to know about Hojicha, health benefits, and how to make.
Travel Tips

Heatstroke In Japan; How To Prevent Heat Stroke During Traveling In Japan’s Summer Season

After the rainy season in June, the weather will be rapidly hot and humid from July through September. Especially, in July and August, the hottest season in Japan, you really need to be careful of heat stroke and heat-related illness. There are many patients transported to hospitals every summer, read heatstroke prevention tips if you think about the summer trip to Japan.
Culture, Etiquette

Best Relaxing Wooden Bath Products Ideas; Japanese Hinoki Cypress

There are many ideas to make a relaxing bathroom, the wooden bath products are one of decoration style. Japanese "Hinoki" cypress is popular wood in Japan and frequently is used as bath products. The cypress has high effectiveness for water-resistance, anti-bacterias and insects, odor deodorant. Besides, its aroma is well known to reduce stress. Find the best Hinoki bath accessories in this post.
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5 Things You Should Know About Hinoki Cypress; Hinoki Benefits And The relationship With The Japanese Life

Japanese Hinoki cypress provides benefits for yourself, your family, and your home. Hinoki cypress is the most prized and sacred trees in Japan. Not only as lumbers, but also Hinoki essential oil both are recognized powerful effects; Health, Anti-bacterial, Deodorant, Relaxation. Find out 5 benefits Of Hinoki cypress in this post.
Culture, Etiquette

Japanese Hot Springs 101; What You Need To Know About Onsen In Japan

Looking forward to bathing Hot Springs in Japan? Before going to have an experience, do you know that the Japanese hot springs culture is different from other countries? The hot springs aka Onsen in Japanese, have a long history and very special for Japanese people. Thus, you must follow local rules and try not to bother other peoples. To avoid making you disappointed, I am going to tell you about Japanese Hot Springs 101 today.
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High Japan Travel Season, BUT You Will Miss Japanese Traditional & Cultural Experiences By NOT TRAVELLING In Those Seasons

Traveling to Japan? Do you know the Japanese high seasons? Cherry blossoms, sure. There are several high reasons that you have a hard time traveling around due to the crowd, and not so friendly for your budget. However, it will still worth seeing Japanese tradition, beauty and uniqueness in Japan. If you want to have authentic Japanese experiences, you should read this why you should travel to Japan even in high seasons.
Travel Tips

What You Should Wear For Hokkaido In Winter, Japan

The informative guide on what to pack for the Hokkaido trip in winter vacation. Don't miss the winter wardrobe for traveling to the coldest area in Japan!
Culture, Etiquette

The Ultimate Guide; Learn Japanese New Year’s Traditions in 11 Easy Steps

If you are interested in Japanese culture, you can't miss how Japanese people celebrate New Year's Day. From ancient years, the event of welcoming to the coming year has been very important for Japanese people, each thing is related to Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism. Even though the real meanings of each thing has been loosing for modern people, yet they still enjoy New Year's Day. In this site, I will explain traditional things how the Japanese welcome the New Year.
Things to do

2 days Deep OSAKA Itinerary “Day 1” [Updated]

Discover Osaka with my 2 days itinerary. Things To Do, Getting around, where to eat, what to eat. Packing all popular & deep Osaka spots. Lots of trivia from the Japanese native guide.
Things to do

1 Day In Nagoya Itinerary; The Perfect Trip Plan For The First Visit Nagoya, Japan

Check out my 1 day in Nagoya itinerary with the best things to do in Nagoya from the native guide who lived in Nagoya for 14 years. Click through what and where to eat.
Culture, Etiquette

Japanese Temple Etiquette; 4 Things I Want To Tell You Before Visiting

Visiting Shrines and Temples is definitely one of the things to do on your bucket list for the Japan trip. To visit the holy places for local people, learn proper manners to enjoy the experience while respecting the Japanese customs and religion.
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What Your Japan Trip Would Be Like When You Use My Experience Of The Local Yakitori Izakaya In Nagoya

Do you want to use my experience of Japanese local small Yakitori Izakaya for your future travel to Japan? The nicest thing to go to the local small Izakaya is "social distance" is very close. It is really fun to make friends with great food and drinks. I like local small izakayas and today want to share my experience at the local yakitori izakaya in Nagoya, 2020. Read this and get some hints about Japanese Izakaya.
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Nagoya Meshi Guide; Teppan Spaghetti Report

The unique Japanese food guide & report. Nagoya Meshi is well-known as one of the unique local Japanese cuisine. It's Nagoya-style Napolitan spaghetti. Tried at Kissaten in Nagoya, Japan.
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