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

Flavors of Kanto

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

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

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

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

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…