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DINING

Umeshu and Fruit Liquor Specialty Store SHUGAR MARKET

Umeshu and Fruit Liqueur Specialty Store SHUGAR MARKET

On July 22, umeshu (plum wine) and fruit liquor specialty store SHUGAR MARKET opened a second store in Shinjuku. Here, you can sample from nearly 1...

Hakkoshoku Bijin Shokudo in Kanazawa

Hakkoshoku Bijin Shokudo in Kanazawa

Located inside Yamato Shoyu Miso's factory at Kanazawa Port is Hakkoshoku Bijin Shokudo (lit. fer...

Four Tips for Eating at Izakaya

Four Tips for Eating at Izakaya

Izakaya are a common type of drinking and dining establishment in Japan. They come in a variety of styles ...

Vegetable Gelato in Kanazawa

Vegetable Gelato in Kanazawa

Right now, gelato made from traditional foodstuffs like Kaga-Yasai (indigenous vegetables cultivat...

Our recommendation for lunch in Shibuya: a Melt-In-Your-Mouth Burger Made With A5 Grade Japanese Beef

A Melt-In-Your-Mouth Burger Made With A5 Grade Japanese Beef

Everyone’s talking about this super juicy hamburger that a bar close to Shibuya Station is servi...

Cobato Pan Factory

Cobato Pan Factory

Located near Temmabashi in Osaka, Cobato Pan Factory is a bakery specializing in koppe pan-- the Japane...

Amezaiku from Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin

Amezaiku from Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin

by SHUN GATE Originally published July 2016 Amezaiku is the name given to a traditional form of confecti...

Bento: Japan's Food Culture in a Box

Bento: Japan's Food Culture in a Box

by SHUN GATEOriginally published April 2016 The bento box is an essential part of Japanese culture. The...

Cafe Slow in Kokubunji

Cafe Slow in Kokubunji

Located in Kokubunji, a city in Western Tokyo, Cafe Slow is considered something of a pioneer among Toky...

Parifats at Fruit factory Mooon de Retoro

Parifats at Fruit factory Mooon de Retoro

Fruit factory Moon de Retoro in Fukuoka is a “fruit cafe” run by a fruit specialty shop. Her...

Six Must-Know Words When Traveling in Japan with Food Allergies

Six Must-Know Words When Traveling in Japan with Food Allergies

Trying new foods is one of the best parts of traveling in Japan. But if you have food allergies, what shoul...