Your travel companion, EKIBEN

Your travel companion, EKIBEN

If you have ever traveled through Japan using a public transportation system, you know how remarkable our system is. It is clean, fast, comfortable and most of all, punctual. When you travel by car, you have the freedom to stop anytime you wish to rest or to eat...
Jidori Chickens

Jidori Chickens

Jidori Chickens – The National Pride Translating as “chicken from the local ground”, Jidori chickens are far more succulent, firm in texture and expensive than the affordable commercial broiler chickens. Unlike Kobe Beef that is exclusively from Kobe, there are...
Dashi and Umami – The Secret of Umami

Dashi and Umami – The Secret of Umami

Dashi and Umami – There’s Something Fishy, But It Tastes So Good What would you count as the ultimate soul food of Japan? A simple combination of miso soup and rice? A bowl of soba or udon noodles with tsuyu broth? How about a hot and piping nabe (hot pot) or a...
Is “Unagi” snake or fish?

Is “Unagi” snake or fish?

Is “Unagi” snake or fish? The Oxford English Dictionary defines an eel as snakelike fish. It is named “Unagi” in Japanese and a delicate gourmet food. History of dietary habit of “Unagi” The dietary habit of eel is described as a nutritious food which improves summer...
Okinawa Ryori (Okinawan Cuisine)

Okinawa Ryori (Okinawan Cuisine)

Okinawa Ryori (Okinawan Cuisine) Okinawa prefecture, once known as the Ryukyu Kingdom, is located in southwest Japan, and consists of beautiful tropical islands. To go to Okinawa must be fun, but in fact, it might be difficult for some people to fly over. If so, go to...