Beauty, Culture, Gourmet,

Soba noodles paradise! – Visiting the award-winning “Chojuan” in Nogizaka

Nogizaka Chojuan

When we think about Japanese food, we assume Japanese people always eat “rice”. That’s true to some point, but in fact, Japan is also famous for its various kinds of noodles. Besides western style pasta, there are “ramen” and “udon”, “somen” and “soba”. This time, I would like to introduce “soba” buckwheat noodles that are recently trending in Europe and the US! 

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Experience, Gourmet, Lifestyle,

TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD IN MINATO-KU! “MINATO CITY WORLD FESTIVAL” PART 2

“Minato City Shopping Street World Card Rally”

Last time, I wrote about the “embassy rally” event that takes place during the annual “Minato Ward World Festival” (until March 26th, 2017) in Minato Ward. Since there are even more events, this time, I would like to introduce the “Shopping Street World Card Rally” (until March 20th). Card Rally? – you might think. Read on to learn more about it!

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Culture, Experience, Gourmet,

Travel around the world in Minato-ku! “Minato City World Festival” Part 1

Stamp Rally

① “Minato City Embassy Stamp Rally”

Minato City in Tokyo is a very international place. Most of the foreign embassies gather there.
Every year, “Minato City World Festival” (held until March 26th, 2017) – a big festival – offers the rare chance to get a look inside the foreign embassies that usually aren’t open for the public.  If you are curious, you should participate in the “Minato City Stamp Rally of Embassies and Diplomatic Missions” (until March 20th).

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Culture, Experience,

How to enjoy Japanese culture: Furoshiki & Origami

In our video, Marei visits “Shiba Park Hotel 151” in Tokyo for a special experience. At this hotel, they have various kinds of Japanese culture classes for their hotel guests. Classes in English are held every day in the “Japanese Culture Experience Salon SAKURA”.

Hotel staffs serve as instructors. They will provide lectures on a variety of aspects of Japanese culture that they have been accustomed to since childhood, and are a deep-rooted part of their lives. On an irregular basis, the hotel also offers Japanese Sake tasting events, and tours to experience the seasonal delights of Japan.

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Culture, Experience, Gourmet, Lifestyle, Nature,

HOW TO HANAMI – Japanese cherry blossom viewing

Japanese cherry blossoms are famous all over the world. In Tokyo, cherry trees (“sakura“) start blooming at the end of March until the middle of April. Also, it’s the best travel season. One way to enjoy Japanese cherry blossoms is “hanami” (= cherry blossom viewing). Friends, couples and co-workers come together in parks throughout the city and make a picnic under the cherry trees.

In our video, well show you what you need for the perfect “hanami” picnic. Enjoy!!

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