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If you love shrimp, then Nagoya is a fantastic place to visit. Aichi Prefecture, home of Nagoya,  has one of the highest per capita shrimp consumption in the country. This is probably because shrimp can be easily fished in Ise Bay. And because seafood tastes best when it’s fresh, it is often found on the...
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Hatcho Miso
Located near Nagoya is a small city called Okazaki. People from Okazaki are very proud of two things. The first is that the unifier of Japan, Tokugawa Ieyasu, was born in Okazaki in 1543. The second, even older, thing they are proud of is that Okazaki is the birthplace of Hatcho Miso!  Hatcho Miso is...
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Miso Nikomi Udon
Japan has a wide variety of traditional noodle-based dishes. The most famous are probably Ramen and Soba noodles but those are only the tip of the iceberg. Another popular type of noodle is Udon. Udon noodles are thick white noodles made from 3 basic ingredients: wheat flour, salt, and water. They are served in a...
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Tea Ceremony Nagoya
For regular people taking tea is just heating water and putting some tea into a cup. But for Japanese people, this simply isn’t enough.  A higher reason is needed and the simple process of tea in a cup is made rather more complicated by adding ceremony, rules, and a whole procedure to the otherwise simple...
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Hitsumabushi
Eel is a Japanese delicacy. It is served in many different ways such as Unagi Sushi, Unagi Don (Unagi bowl), Unaju (Unagi rice) and every restaurant has its own special recipe, grilling technique, and secret sauce ingredients. There are countless Unagi eel dishes using grilled eel, steamed eel, cooked eel, or a combination. You get...
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Sake bottles
Sake is deeply connected to Japanese culture and many of Japan’s traditions and customs. From ancient times Sake has been offered to the Gods calling it the “Drink of the Gods”. It has deep ties to both religion, ceremony, traditions and everyday social interaction. Making a toast with Atsukan, warm Sake On the surface, Sake...
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Nagoya Sweets - Uiro
Do you love sweets and trying them wherever you go? Then, you are at the right place! In this post, we will take you on a sweets journey through Nagoya. We will start with a very brief introduction to sweets in Japan and then continue with the historical development of Japan’s sweets scenery. Next, we...
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Komedas Coffee Morning Set
Ever wondered what a typical Japanese breakfast is like? If you have traveled to Japan before, you might have noticed that it could be very different from your usual breakfast. Some of the common Japanese breakfast items could be considered more suitable for lunch or dinner in other countries. Typically, a traditional Japanese breakfast consists...
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Oasis 21
You know, most people that come to Japan don’t stop by Nagoya because they have heard from “who knows” that there is nothing interesting to do (even to kill time).  Like almost everything in this world, we assure you that if you don’t see it with your own eyes you won’t believe it. You will...
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Hitsumabushi Nagoya
Are you a foodie who wants to experience Japanese cuisine in Nagoya? In our opinion, food isn’t only something to be enjoyed in restaurants. You need to go out there, be adventurous and say yes! to everything if you want to really get to know the local Nagoya cuisine. The food experiences here in Nagoya...
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