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Hamamatsu Gourmet

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Besides cultural experiences or sight-seeing spots, gourmet is the soul of any city on earth. Hamamatsu is no exception; and to your surprise, this city offers more than people have ever imagined. The signature eel (Unagi) Any fans of Japanese cuisine know eel (unagi) is a must-try dish when v Read More

Hamamatsu – The Gyoza Town

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What is gyoza? Gyoza is a dish born from Chinese jiaozi’s culinary idea. Japanese people invented gyoza by borrowing this concept from the Chinese people. During World War II time, Japanese soldiers came to know jiaozi while they occupied Manchuria, Northern China. Upon returning home, they wanted Read More

Hamamatsu Flower Park

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Have you ever run into a picture of purple Fuji flower blooming like a waterfall in the fairyland? Do you wonder where can you find such a romantic scenery? Come to Hamamatsu Flower Park and get the first-hand experience. Hamamatsu Flower Park – The Endless Greenery The park which is located o Read More

Hamamatsu: The Amazing City

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Visiting Hamamatsu, tourists can have a great number of exceptional experiences that they cannot easily find elsewhere. Let’s take a glance! Night Fishing (Takiya-Ryo) Once in Lake Hamana in Hamamatsu city, you can experience a unique way of fishing which has been in practice for more than a centu Read More

Hamamatsu in Your Eyes

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Have you ever stopped by Shizuoka Prefecture or ever heard about Hamamatsu City? If not, let us guide you to explore this provincial city! Geography Hamamatsu is situated to the west of Shizuoka city, with a population of 820,000 people. Spreading over a total area of 1,558.04 square meters, this Read More

Hamamatsu – One Step Closer

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Hamamatsu Outs and Abouts Follow “Hamamatsu In Your Eyes”, we will come a little more into the insights of this industrial city situated in the west of Shizuoka city. As talked about in the previous articles, Hamamatsu is famous for its musical instrument industry with some worldly-recognized br Read More

Shizuoka– A Sunny Region in Honshu Island

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Shizuoka Prefecture is a sunny region located at Chubu, central Honshu. It takes a couple of hours to reach Shizuoka from south-west Tokyo. This prefecture is famous for the Japan iconic Mt.Fuji. It is also home to the well-known Izu Peninsula where numerous great sea view onsen hot spring resorts g Read More

Japanese New Year Customs

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In Japan, New Year or Oshōgatsu, is considered the most important day of the year. Unlike what people usually think of New year- with countdown or drinking until dawn, Japanese New Year celebration customs are more of traditional sense, noted as a family holiday. Below is everything you should know Read More

KOBE – The Worldly Famous Beef from Japan

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In the meat lovers’ eyes, Kobe is the symbol of fine dining. And, most of the time, we keep hearing of Kobe as the meat coming from cows that enjoy a luxurious lifestyle, including massages with rice wine or classical music performance for relaxation. But what exactly is Kobe beef and why it is so s Read More

Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan

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What is your plan for this winter? If you happen to be in Japan, don’t miss the Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) in Hokkaido. When and Where... This festival is held once a year in February and will last for about a week. There would be huge and breathtaking snow sculptures created Read More

How Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Japan?

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Like many parts in the world, Japanese people celebrate February 14th quite enthusiastically. Yet, the day carries its own sets of traditions, expectations and cultural norms when coming to Japan. Valentine’s Day: A day to reveal In general, Valentine’s Day in Japan is still a chance for a wom Read More

Dos and Donts in Japan

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How to be polite in Japan You might have read the do’s and don’ts in Japan before. ­When you are traveling to another country, especially to those whose culture and etiquette rules are much different, to learn and understand the manners of the locals becomes a must. Below are some tips for you to a Read More

Dumplings Recipe Series: The Best Chicken & Du...

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Let’s learn how to make a simple yet amazing one-pot dish that is packed with chicken, veggies and delicious dumplings. If you are looking for something both comforting and delicious, here you are! Ingredients For the broth 1 chicken, chopped into small pieces 1 onion 3 large carrot Read More

Dumplings Recipe Series: Lamb Dumplings

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Meat stuffing for dumplings can be made of a wide range of meats. Aside from pork and beef, lamp is a great choice. Let’s learn to make lamb dumplings for your family meal! Ingredients Ground lamb leg: 500 grams Shaoxing wine: 4 tablespoons Light soy sauce: 4 tablespoons Dark soy Read More

New Year’s Traditions in Japan

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New Year is a wonderful time to celebrate the end of an old year and the starting of the New Year. The New Year is also the most important holiday in Japan. Therefore, there are so many traditions associated with how they celebrate. Let find out what Japanese people do in the New Year. Deep Cleanin Read More

Japanese Traditional New Year Food: Osechi Ryori &...

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Osechi Ryori, often shortened to simply “ Osechi”, is the name of the traditional New Year’s feast of a well-prepared foods collection. These foods are shared between family members or friends who gathered for Shogatsu (Japanese New Year’s). Osechi, whether homemade or bought from the store, is Read More

Japanese Traditional sweet: Sweet Mochi

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Mochi (Moh-chee) is a kind of cake from ancient times that Japanese people often use in the New Year, or simply meeting the day, the meaning of the family. Because the Japanese believe that this can bring good luck when you use it. The Sweet Mochi cake is made by Mochiko (Sweet Rice) and a lot of su Read More

Enjoying “Japanese banquet meals” at H...

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If you have an hour or two to stop by or wait and want to enjoy the Edo style village of Haneda Airport, visit this restaurant – Hyakuzen. This restaurant is a place that you can have an authentic Japanese meal where they use the special selected seasonal ingredient. The traditional Japanese Ka Read More

Must – Buy Souvenirs at Haneda Airport: ROYCE ‘s N...

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Continued with “Haneda Airport: Must – Buy Souvenirs” series, in this post, we will get to know about “Royce Nama Chocolate”, Chocolate Brand that well – known worldwide. It used to be only available for a limited time, but now you can buy it all-year round thanks to strong demand from customers. It Read More

Must – Buy Souvenirs at Haneda Airport: Miniature ...

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Do you know that there are about 60 capsule machines in Haneda? With the idea that tourists can turn their spare Japanese coins into souvenirs before they leave, that is why capsule machines are installed around Haneda Airport. The capsules mainly contain small miniatures figurines or landmarks that Read More