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Japan Cuisine - Discover the Best Food

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by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Triplelights official blog B.

Last updated : Mar 03, 20214 min read

Food & Drink

Sushi: 10 things you should know

10 things you should know about Sushi before going to Japan

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When traveling to another country , one of the ways to experience the new culture is through food. Sushi is one of the hallmarks of Japanese culture and comes in different sizes and shapes. Here are 10 things you should know before coming to Japan to better understand the origin and peculiarities of what you are tasting .

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Ramen: The easy tour guide

Ramen: The easy tour guide

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amen is one of the most popular types of meal in Japan. Coming from China, Japan developed its own unique characteristics, styles and flavor. From the many restaurants avaiable nearby train stations, busy avenues, Ramen can be found everywhere. Not only that, going to a conveniente store and buying a cup noodle is one of the most convenient meals for travelers. Below check some interesting and useful information about Ramen. 

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 Also, watch this video to learn how to eat ramen in japan: How to eat Ramen in Japan and what not to do.

Ramen vs. Tsukemen: What's the Difference?

Ramen vs. Tsukemen: What

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Noodles can be found almost everywhere. True, with varying flavors, ramen has been a staple in every tables that you can find in Japan.  For a very long time, ramen has been the king of Japanese cuisine. But Japan has its own way of giving things a twist, thus paving the way for the rise of its long-distance cousin, the tsukemen

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How to eat ramen in Japan and what not to do!

In this video you will learn you how to eat and appreciate ramen, specially tsukemen, what to do when eating and what not to do when eating any kind of ramen in Japan! It also mentions about the ingredients and curiosities about the Tsukemen ramen!
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This is from the Japan Fan channel where you can learn more about Japan: Japan Fan youtube Channel

 

10 Theme Restaurant & Bars in Tokyo

10 Theme Restaurant & Bars in Tokyo

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One of the best places to dine and refresh oneself after a very tiring day of work is a restaurant bar. In Japan, we call restaurant bars as "Izakaya". Izakaya, literally, are places or restaurants in Japan where you can stay to drink alcoholic beverages which are also oftentimes served together with good food. What makes a typical Japanese restaurant bar or izakaya different from Western ones is the way customers remove their shoes, sit on tatami mats and dine on traditional Japanese tables. People usually go to izakayas by groups and sit on tables of 4 or more. Although solo goers are also welcome. Depending on the izakaya, non-traditional customers can also opt to dine with the usual Western-style table and chair. Izakayas are famous all over Japan. But a metropolitan city like Tokyo still has something unique with its izakayas which make them famous locally and internationally because these are bars you won't just see in a typical town. Here are 10 of the unique and unusual izakayas in Tokyo which you would like to visit during your stay in Japan.

 

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Bread Lovers! Top 10 Delicious Japanese Breads and Pastries

A Must-See for Bread Lovers! Top 10 Delicious Japanese Breads and Pastries

In Japan, it seems there is a bakery laying around ever corner.  Convenient stores, department stores, supermarkets, residential neighborhoods, and in front of most train stations – these are but a few of the places where you can buy freshly baked goods.  What's more, however, is the sheer variety of baked goods available in Japan.  With the vast selection of hard breads, soft breads, sweet breads, stuffed breads, fried breads, donuts, cakes, tarts, pies, and sandwiches, one is truly spoilt for choice.  The selection of French breads and pastries alone is even enough to leave some French people feeling overwhelmed!     

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Gifu Tour Guide - Akiko W.

Akiko W.

5.00 / 5
(8 reviews)
Japan

Hello! My name is Akiko from Gifu prefecture. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I like going out with my family, talking with my friends over coffee at a cozy cafe, reading books, baking bread and cake when I have time. I passed the national tour guide test in 2017 and have worked as a guide since then. I have guided in Gifu city, Seki city, Takayama city, Shirakawago , Mino city and Nagoya city. I have lived in Gifu for more than forty years. Gifu prefecture is rich in nature so you can enjoy the rural atmosphere. Gifu city has a beautiful river 'Nagara river' and Mt.Kinka which has Gifu castle on the top. You can go up the mountain on foot or use a ropeway. The view from Gifu castle is so fantastic. At the foot of the mountain , there are many places to visit such as parks, a temple having a big image of Buddha, and a street preserving the historic atmosphere. At Nagara River, you can enjoy seeing a traditional way of fishing ‘cormorant fishing’ which is thought to have started 1300 years ago. Many cafes have unique service called 'morning service' in Gifu along with Aichi In the morning (until about ten thirty or eleven) when you order a cup of tea or coffee, they serve toast and salad ! Near Gifu park , you can find a nice Japanese style cafe where you enjoy good coffee and seeing a Japanese style garden. Seki city is a small city but so famous for its cutlery. At Japanese sword museum in Seki, you can see authentic Japanese swords! Mino city next to Seki city is well known for its hand made Japanese paper 'Hon minoshi' designated as intangible cultural asset by UNESCO . Until recently it was not easy to guide guests because of COVID-19 pandemic; however the situation is getting better. Some strict rules about COVID-19 have been lifted. Please visit Gifu. I am looking forward to seeing you. Please feel free to ask me when you need information about Gifu. Thank you for reading my introduction.                                                                                                                                 

Nagasaki Tour Guide - Shonosuke S.

Shonosuke S.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I'm Sho! I live in the center of Nagasaki city and work as a YouTuber, podcaster, and tour guide specializing in sharing the charms of Nagasaki. Actually, I was born and raised in Yokohama, near Tokyo, and worked for about 5 years in Tokyo. However, I fell in love with the culture and history of Nagasaki and moved here in 2020. Nagasaki has a rich history of international exchange and friendship, established about 450 years ago as an international trading port in Japan. Since then, many people from all over the world with diverse cultures and values have visited this city. I love these stories and histories of Nagasaki. Nagasaki is often associated with the sad history of the atomic bomb, which is, of course, an important part of this city's history, but Nagasaki has much more than that. I'm looking forward to introducing you to the many charms of Nagasaki!                                                                                                                                 

Fukuoka Tour Guide - Kazue I.

Kazue I.

5.00 / 5
(17 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I am Kazue. I am from Fukuoka and live in the central city. I spent almost 20 years traveling around the world as a cabin attendant. Meeting different people, different cultures and eating local food were best things in my career. This experience definitely widened my perspective and will help me in some way when I work as a guide. Since I spent half my life outside of Japan, I noticed our culture and traditions are very unique and became more interested in historical sites in Japan. For my personal life, I am a mom of twins. It is still a hard work but I am enjoying a lot with them. We take them around Kyushu whenever possible for their fun and experience. We all love traveling after all. I am looking forward to showing you around our hometown soon!                                                                                                                                  

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