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Review: You Have to Try This New and Improved Japanese Twinkie

April 21, 2015 2 min read

Snakku Tokyo Banana Japanese snack review

The Twinkie…one of the most iconic and polarizing snacks. You either love it or hate it. Well Japan has gone ahead and made Twinkie version 2.0, called the Tokyo Banana. Do we love it or hate it?

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Off The Beaten Path: Relax Your Day Away In This Hidden Village

April 09, 2015 3 min read

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Get off the beaten path and explore a traditional onsen village nestled in the volcanic mountains of Kyushu: Kurokawa (黒川).

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Review: This KitKat Is Literally Made For Adults Only

March 29, 2015 2 min read

Japanese snack review KitKat

In this Japanese snack review, we take a look at a KitKat which is literally made only for adults. You’re probably wondering how exactly a KitKat can be only for adults. Let’s find out!

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These Are The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan (part 2)

March 21, 2015 3 min read

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Each village, region, andisland is very different from the next, with their own unique culture, food, and scenic beauty. Explore places in northern Japan which have officially been named “The Most Beautiful Villages of Japan.”

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Review: Little Known Pocky from Tropical Japan

March 07, 2015 1 min read

Choco Banana Pocky Japanese Snack Review

Pocky is arguably the most iconic Japanese snack. In this review, we take a look at the “Choco Banana Pocky” which can be found in southern Japan.

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Off The Beaten Path: Travel Back to the Days of the Samurai

February 22, 2015 4 min read

As you travel around Japan, you start wondering what life would have been like back in the days of the samurai. How did they travel? What kind of places did they live in? What did they eat? Luckily, you can still get a feel for what life would have been like hundreds of years ago in the Kiso Valley.
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Review: Best Snack in Japan? Tokyo Rusk

February 16, 2015 3 min read

One of my favorite types of snack that I like to gorge myself on when I’m in Japan is the ‘rusk’! Rusks are a popular type of snack that you see in Japan but rarely in the States. In this review, we take a look at one of Tokyo’s most popular rusk brand: “Tokyo Rusk”.

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Review: Rum Raisin KitKat

January 27, 2015 2 min read

Japan: the land of the rising sun… and 100+ KitKat flavors. Last time, we reviewed theAzuki (red bean) Sandwich KitKat. This time, we’ll be reviewing the Rum Raisin KitKat.

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Most Beautiful Places in Japan You Need to Visit (part 1)

January 21, 2015 4 min read

While Tokyo and Kyoto might get all the attention, there are some jaw droppingly beautiful places in rural Japan. In this multi-part post, we’ll explore places which have officially been named  “The Most Beautiful Villages of Japan”.

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Review: Saga Chocolate Fondue Pie

January 09, 2015 2 min read

Every region, every prefecture, every town in Japan has something that you can’t get anywhere else. This is especially true when it comes to food. In this post, we’ll take a look at a delicious Japanese snack from the Saga prefecture: the Saga Chocolate Fondue Pie.

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Japan's Most Important Meal of the Year

December 30, 2014 4 min read

Of all the holidays in Japan, the New Year Shogatsu (正月) celebration is the most important. Let's take a look at Osechi-Ryouri (御節料理), the Japanese New Year's meal which is not only delicious but rooted deep in tradition.

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Off The Beaten Path: Matsumoto

December 12, 2014 3 min read

“Off The Beaten Path” explores some of the lesser known yet amazing places in Japan. For our second stop, we go to Matsumoto(松本)in the Nagano prefecture, home to the oldest original Japanese castle.

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