Best Restaurants in Osaka

Best Restaurants in Osaka

Osaka, Japan's third biggest city and also part of Keihanshin metropolis, is a very nice place full of touristic views. With the population of 18 million people it is a very significant city. From the point of view of eating, Osaka is a city full of sushi bars, restaurants and eating houses. From high-ranked restaurants to cheap places everything can be found here. The places ( 4 restaurants in Osaka) I've collected are not the most expensive ones, but they are still good. The prices of ... [ read more ]

New Year Traditions in Japan

New Year Traditions in Japan

The Japanese New Year (or Shogatsu) is a very special holiday in Japan. It is celebrated on 1-3 January, according to the Gregorian Calendar; though in Okinawa prefecture the cultural New Year is also celebrated. It is very similar to Chinese or Korean New Year. The celebration lasts for three days, so the days following New Year's Eve are also celebrated. Although Japanese people have 'borrowed' a lot of Western traditions, they kept several ones from their own culture. The aim of my art... [ read more ]

The traveler's guide to Nagoya

The traveler’s guide to Nagoya

Usually, when a city is described as an industrial hub, tourists will be automatically turned off - the phrase rarely conjures up images of tourist paradises. But Nagoya is the a true industrial powerhouse, and more than that, it is the city than invented pachinko, that ever popular Japanese game, and yet it manages to be one of the most attractive tourist cities in Japan at the same time. Nagoya is the fourth largest city in the country, and yet it has a more low key and laid back feel than... [ read more ]

Japan's delicious traditional sweets

Japan’s delicious traditional sweets

The Japanese are as crazy about 'western' sweets as westerners about Japanese food, that is to say cakes, chocolates, parfaits and mousses of all kinds are treats that have a lot of fans in Japan. If you visit any Japanese city, you will most likely find at least a few French bakeries, or patisseries selling all manner of scrumptious cakes and desserts. But European style desserts are not the only kind of delicacy that sweet-toothed travelers can enjoy in Japan. Japanese cuisine has a lot of... [ read more ]

Travel on budget in Japan

Travel on budget in Japan

Japan is one of the most expensive countries on the planet, so surprise seeing as it also has one of the highest standards of living - good life doesn't come cheap! Many travelers stay away from Japan because it is infamously high-priced, and budget travelers or backpackers re definitely not the bulk of visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun. But despite all that, it is possible to visit Japan on a budget, provided it isn't too tiny. Although eating at elegant sushi restaurants and staying a... [ read more ]

Top 5 sushi places in Tokyo

Top 5 sushi places in Tokyo

A city with over 13 million people must have quite a stash of restaurants, and in Tokyo it seems like there is one for each inhabitant. Deciding where to eat in Tokyo can seem like an impossible endeavor, especially if you are the type to ponder your decisions seriously. The truth is, it's almost  difficult to go wrong when eating out in the Japanese capital. Almost every restaurant has a strong point, be it sushi, soba or okonomiyaki. From small neighborhood eateries where all the customer... [ read more ]

The most delicious traditional Japanese dishes

The most delicious traditional Japanese dishes

No matter where you live, if you've ever eaten out somewhere, then you've probably encountered Japanese cuisine at least once in your life. When it comes to national cuisines, their degree of popularity around the world is probably a good measure of how good they actually are. And seeing as Japanese cuisine has reached countries hundreds of miles away from Japan, you can be sure that Japanese food is nothing if not fabulous. But although most people have heard or tasted dishes like sushi, te... [ read more ]

Most Bizarre Japanese Drinks

Most Bizarre Japanese Drinks

Japan is quite famous for its unique cuisine, many of their specialties being more than delicious. The accompanying drinks, however, don’t seem so appetizing. The following most bizarre Japanese drinks prove to anyone that these cultured and interesting people have a really peculiar taste. We might have heard of some interesting and for our taste too bizarre Japanese meals, but the drinks this country produces are less known. Be brave and do not ignore the possibility that you might even like ... [ read more ]