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Regarding COVID-19 Situation

April 26, 2020 6 min read

We're keeping a close eye on the situation and working with the snack makers and JapanPost. For now, we've pushed back everyone's subscription back a month (and hope to start shipping out boxes again soon). Should the situation change, we will let everyone know asap.
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Discover Hokkaido, Japan’s Enchanting Northern Island

January 18, 2020 7 min read

Travel off the beaten path in Hokkaido Japan

When most visit Japan, they may head first to the trendy Harajuku district of Tokyo or perhaps take a pilgrimage to the famous active volcano, Mount Fuji. But if you want to go off the beaten path, head north to the enchanting, rural island of Hokkaido.

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Places to Visit During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

November 10, 2019 5 min read

 hidden places in tokyo

Tokyo has long been a booming city, so it makes a natural fit for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Of course, this popular event is sure to mean one thing: a lot of people! But don't worry, here are the best places to go off the beaten path in Tokyo.

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Discover Japan's Newest Holiday

July 08, 2017 2 min read

Mountain day Japan
Japan's newest national holiday is Mountain Day, or “山の日,” which takes place on August 11th. It’s a fitting holiday for Japan, as roughly 73% of the country is covered with mountains! 
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Hedonist Monkeys and Ninja Schools

December 02, 2016 3 min read

Travel to Nagano

Nagano is not often spoken of as a primary tourist destination in Japan. But a couple of notable claims-to-fame make Nagano a very interesting place to visit indeed.

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Shichi Go San: A Celebration of Youth

November 12, 2016 3 min read

japan shichi-go-san

Dive into the history and origins of the Japanese celebration, "Shichi-go-san," which is still celebrated today in the month of November!

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Unwrapping the Secret Behind The Art of Gift Giving in Japan

September 24, 2016 3 min read

Guide to Furoshiki
Did you know Japanese people actually consider the presentation of a gift or product just as important as what’s inside? See how you can use a furoshiki to spruce up your gift packaging!
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Japanese Snack Review: Macaron from a 100 Year Old Bakery

August 20, 2016 3 min read

macaron japanese snack

Review of a special Japanese snack from the famous 100 year old Nakamura-ya bakery in Tokyo: the An-Macaron.

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10 Mochi You Need To Know Before Travelling To Japan

June 23, 2016 4 min read

types of mochi

We looked for all types of food and desserts for mochi lovers out there. Mochi can be enjoyed in both savory and sweet dishes. Here’s a checklist of the different Japanese mochi delicacies you need to try when you travel to Japan.

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Etiquette and Taboo For Onsen Visitors

June 06, 2016 4 min read

Japanese hot spring onsen manner
Onsen have been around for many centuries so it’s easy to assume the Japanese got the tradition down. Here's the step-by-step guide on how to make you fit right in and have a full onsen hot spring experience.
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Japanese Snack Review: Bunmeido Castella

May 05, 2016 3 min read

What is Japanese Castella?
Castella is one of the most popular snacks in Japan. It was introduced to Japan around the 15th century. Let's take a look at a premium Castella made by the snack shop, Bunmeido 文明堂.
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Hanami: Observing The Brief Eternity of Cherry Blossoms

April 12, 2016 3 min read

hanami culture Japan

We take a look at one prominent feature of spring in Japan: Sakuras! Cherry Blossoms have a rich history engraved in Japanese culture, dating back to as far as the late 700’s.

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