Holiday Dining Options in Tokyo 2020

Nov 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo IS good food.  In my opinion, the food in Tokyo is the best part of Tokyo!  You can get pretty much anything in Tokyo at any time, and Christmas Dinner is no exception. Whether you are searching for traditional holiday fare or something a bit more trendy, there are...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Hiroshima 2020

Nov 25, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Hiroshima has great local cuisine, and there are numerous wonderful options available to you at any time of year. During the holidays, however, you may need some hints on where to go to get your fill of holiday tastes and treats. There is no cause for alarm, however, as we...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya’s Best Sweet Shops

By Mark Guthrie

Japanese cuisine is mostly known for its raw fish and tempura, but I have a sneaky suspicion that, should you ask most Japanese what their favorite dish is, it'll end up being a dessert of some kind. From local delicacies such as manju and mochi to imported sweets like cheesecake...[ Click to read more ]

Vietnamese Restaurants in Hiroshima

Nov 24, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

That Japan has some of the world's finest cuisine, there can be absolutely no doubt, and it is rightly renowned around the globe. However, it could also be said that it can sometimes lack piquancy and zest while it excels in numerous areas. Fortunately, if you feel like adding a...[ Click to read more ]

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Holiday Dining Options in Nagoya 2020

Nov 21, 2020 By Ray Proper

Nagoya has a great local cuisine, and there are numerous wonderful options available to you at any time of year. During the holidays, however, you may need some hints on where to go to get your fill of holiday tastes and treats. There is no cause for alarm, however, as...[ Click to read more ]

Holiday Dining Options in Kobe 2020

Nov 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kobe has seen Christmas steadily become more of a celebratory occasion in recent years with its growing expat population. Many restaurants have capitalized on the fact that residents might appreciate the chance of a slap-up festive feast to remind them of home. Social activities have been scaled down somewhat this...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Dinner in Hiroshima

Oct 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Hiroshima to celebrate the third Thursday of November in quite the same way as it would be done in the US. However, like other international traditions such as Christmas, Hallowe'en, and Valentine's Day,...[ Click to read more ]

Craft Beer in Tokyo and Yokohama

Oct 20, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Japanese beer is usually thought of as just the 'big three': Asahi, Kirin, and Sapporo. While these are great when ice cold on a scorching day, they aren't exactly the most interesting brews. However, right now, there is something of a craft beer revolution going on. While it is impossible...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving in Kansai

Oct 18, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Thanksgiving is one of the most important annual celebrations in the USA. In recent years, partly due to the growing number of American expats in the country, it has been growing in Japan. While Americans traditionally celebrate on the third Thursday of November, Japan has its own yearly Labor Thanksgiving...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Dining in Nagoya 2020

Oct 13, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

With Thanksgiving being very much a North American holiday, we aren't really within our rights to expect Nagoya to celebrate the third Thursday of November in quite the same way as it would be done in the US. However, like other international traditions such as Christmas, Hallowe'en, or Valentine's Day,...[ Click to read more ]