Travel: Best Summer Festivals in Japan

Visit Japan for a summer of festival fun We wrote about Japan in SNACK magazine last month. If that piqued your interest in discovering more…

Drinks News: Kokoro Gin now in 5cl bottles

KOKORO GIN LAUNCHES MINIATURES Kokoro Gin has launched a miniature bottle of its unique Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin.  Handy for trying out a new gin…

Cherry blossom treats in Tokyo

One way to celebrate Hanami (Flower watching) and appreciate cherry blossom is to buy all the things sakura.  Tobu Railway has some suggestions on where…

Travel: Tourist Signs in Japan

Morioka Regional Development Bureau in northern Japan have created signs to help visitors with local customs and food. Its an initiative to help visitors who don’t…

Hotel Review: Shimaya Ryoken, Yamanouchi, Japan

Traditional Japanese Accommodation in Yamanouchi Yamanouchi resort is located in the Shiga highlands region and is surrounded by stunning scenery. We aimed for Yudanaka specifically to see…

Food Review: Mos Burger, Ishinomaki, Japan

Mos Burger – Japanese Burger Chain Mos Burger is the second-largest fast-food franchise in Japan after McDonald’s but it  can also be found in Taiwan,…

Restaurant review: Gion Nanba, 23-1 Nagitsuji Fushikawacho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto …

Like Chihana on the opposite side of the main Shijo Dori street, Gion Nanba is also a well-regarded Michelin-starred kappa-style (counter) kaiseki (traditional multi-course dining) restaurant hidden down a…

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