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Eating Japanese food in Kanto- a group shares multiple plates of food

Flavors of Kanto

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From the top-notch Michelin-starred restaurants of Tokyo, over festival-exclusive sushi and sweets, to locally sourced specialties of weird fish, the Kanto area and its prefectures…
A crowded Tokyo street at night

In a Nutshell: Tokyo Metropolitan Area

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Once upon a time, it was known as “808 villages”: numerous towns on marshy land, all connected into a conurbation. It’s not so different today…
Mt Fuji as viewed from Yokohama City

In a Nutshell: Kanto

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Kanto (関東), the central region of Japan, is densely populated, teeming with life. How wouldn’t it, as this area so central to Japanese politics and…
Kyoto Kaiseki lunch served on a wooden table

Flavors of Kyoto

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Flavors of Kyoto Geography, history, and culture had a big influence on Kyoto cuisine and its unique selection of ingredients, so very different from Tokyo.…
Momiji Manju with autumn leaves and tea

Omiyage: Beyond Souvenirs

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Sharing is caring – and Japanese culture embraces this fact. The significance of gift-giving in Japan is long-rooted, as gifts are seen as manifestations and…