歡慶「零食之日」!到日本必吃的6種零食

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你或是你認識的人,應該有去日本旅行,然後帶回有塞滿半個行李箱日本零食的經驗——日本的零食真的很與眾不同!你知道日本有一個專門慶祝美味零食的日子嗎?6月21日,是日本很特殊的一個日子——零食之日(スナックの日 Sunakku no Hi),這是由全日本菓子協會(ANKA)所設立的慶祝零食的節日,主旨是在推廣日本零食的樂趣和多樣性。

在這篇文章中,讓我們一起來探索日本零食之日的起源,並詳細介紹六款受到本地人和國際遊客喜愛的日本零食。

 

零食之日的由來

6月21日是零食日。6月21日是零食之日。| Photo by photoAC

零食之日是由全日本菓子協會創立的,目的在突顯日本多樣且多采多姿的零食文化。零食,在日語

中也稱為「菓子」(kashi),通常指的是用碳水化合物製成的鹹味小吃,如大米、馬鈴薯和玉米,它們通常是用油炸製成的。

6月21日正好是夏至。過去有一個傳統,就是吃硬的米餅(歯固め hagatame)來強化牙齒,祈求長壽,全日本菓子協會提倡在這一天吃硬(酥脆)的零食,一起體會這樣的長壽精神和身心健康的感覺。

零食之日讓大家體會享受零食的樂趣,快來看看哪一種是你最喜歡的零食,也一起來看看以下六款日本最受大家喜愛的零食吧:

 

① 薯條

薯條薯條 | Photo by photoAC

你可能吃過洋芋片,但你有沒有吃過薯條(ポテトスティック)呢?自從1962年由湖池屋(Koikeya)首次在日本販售洋芋片後,在1975年則由卡樂比(Calbee)販售日本的另一款廣受歡迎並帶來風潮的零食是薯條,例如像是Jagarico、Jagabee和Jagapokkuru。


薯條你知道嗎?甚至在新幹線列車上的小吃推車上也有販賣Jagarico! | Photo by photoAC

1995年由卡樂比在市場上推出的Jagarico,是日本最受歡迎的薯條零食。這款薯條以其酥脆的口感而聞名,並以便於隨時享用的杯裝包裝出售。Jagarico有各種口味,例如起司、沙拉和奶油,還有季節性和區域的限定口味。

Jagarico令人滿足的酥脆口感和創新的杯裝包裝,非常受到正在注重便利性又美味零食的學生和上班族們的喜愛。

你知道嗎?甚至在新幹線列車上的小吃推車上也有販賣Jagarico!

 

 煎餅

煎餅,經典的日本零食。煎餅,經典的日本零食。| Photo by photoAC

米零食是日本零食文化中的重要主角,具有悠久的歷史,而日本最受喜愛的米零食之一就是煎餅(煎餅・senbei)。煎餅是傳統的日本米餅,人們最喜歡的是它們酥脆的口感和多樣的口味。

 

你最喜歡的煎餅口味是什麼?你最喜歡的煎餅口味是什麼? | Photo by photoAC

「煎餅(senbei)」這個詞字面上意思是「烤米餅」,顧名思義,製作煎餅就是將米餅拿去烤,烤了之後呈現出大家所喜愛的酥脆口感。煎餅通常是鹹的,常見的有醬油口味、芝麻口味,另外常見的還有包裹著海苔的煎餅。

 

Oranda Senbei(オランダせんべい)是山形縣最受歡迎的米餅品牌之一,以其有淡淡調味且超薄的米餅而聞名。Oranda Senbei(オランダせんべい)是山形縣最受歡迎的米餅品牌之一,以其有淡淡調味且超薄的米餅而聞名。 | Photo by JAPAN RAIL CLUB

你知道嗎?山形縣的庄内地區是日本眾多優質米產地的其中一個,因此也成為是美味煎餅的重要產地!Oranda Senbei(オランダせんべい)是山形縣最受歡迎的米餅品牌之一,以其有淡淡調味且超薄的米餅而聞名。

這裡也公布一個好消息,親愛的朋友們!今年六月,大家可以在JAPAN RAIL CLUB的「美味山形」(Yummy Yamagata) 伴手禮零食盒中品嘗到這些美味的Oranda煎餅!有興趣報名參加嗎?記得閱讀到最後,就能獲得美味的驚喜~

 

③ 糯米煎餅

糯米煎餅糯米煎餅。 | Photo by photoAC

糯米煎餅Okaki(おかき)是一種由糯米製成的米餅,其口感比由非糯米製成的煎餅更有嚼勁。糯米煎餅通常是油炸或烘烤的,通常會加入各種調味,例如醬油、鹽,甚至海鮮。

 

糯米煎餅和煎餅一樣,米果也有多種口味。| Photo by photoAC

一直以來,糯米煎餅是利用新年慶祝活動中剩下的糯米糕(餅 mochi)製作而成的。你知道嗎?糯米煎餅的"okaki" 一詞是源於日語動詞 "kaku"(欠く),意思是 "打破" 或 "破裂",這指的是在乾燥和油炸之前將餅切成小塊的過程。

 

④ 柿種

柿種以其新月形狀而聞名。柿種以其新月形狀而聞名。| Photo by photoAC

「柿種」是一種暢銷且歷史悠久的經典零食,由醬油烤成的弦月形米餅,通常混有鹹花生。柿種的名稱是因為餅乾的弦月形狀,看起來很像是柿子的種子。

 

搭配一杯冰啤酒享用柿種。搭配一杯冰啤酒享用柿種。 | Photo by photoAC

柿の種通常會配啤酒一起享用,在聚會和派對中很受歡迎。有個有趣的事實:柿種也被稱為柿ピー,其中「ピー」(pea)是花生(peanut)的縮寫。

 

⑤ 蝦餅

餅蝦餅是一款美味受喜愛的零食。| Photo by photoAC

Ebisen(えびせん),也就是蝦味米餅,是另一種受人喜愛的日本零食。這些酥脆美味的餅乾是通過將米粉與蝦醬混合而製成的,這同時也賦予了它們獨特的味道和香氣。蝦餅可以是各種形狀和大小,從平坦的圓形到一支一支的條狀,它們通常具有輕盈綿密、鬆脆的質地,而且可以在口中融化。

蝦餅的味道讓人欲罷不能。蝦餅的味道讓人欲罷不能。 | Photo by photoAC

蝦餅的獨特風味結合了蝦子的鮮味和米餅的酥脆口感,因此深受零食愛好者的喜愛。這款美味的零食可以單獨享用,也可以搭配飲料一起享用,因此常常會出現在聚會和派對上。告訴大家一件有趣的事:海鷗也喜歡吃蝦餅,所以通常在一些海灘附近會販售蝦餅,供遊客餵食海鷗!

 

⑥ 餅乾棒

餅乾棒餅乾棒 | Photo by photoAC

如果你是日本零食的愛好者,你應該聽過Pocky和Pretz,這兩款由糖果公司Glico所生產的指標性日本餅乾棒零食。這些餅乾棒零食因其便利和各式各樣的口味而受到大家喜愛,Pocky是甜的,而Pretz則是鹹的。

 

大家喜愛,Pocky是甜的,而Pretz則是鹹的。To share or not to share? | Photo by photoAC

Pocky是裹有一層甜味糖衣的餅乾棒,而Pretz則是鹹的餅乾棒,它的口味有番茄、沙拉、奶油醬油和雞汁等。與Pocky不同,Pretz沒有裹著甜糖衣,而是添加了各種口味的調味料。

Pretz的鹹味和酥脆口感,成為了那些不那麼喜歡甜食族群的最愛零食。它是一款既很隨性,又適合與朋友分享的零食。

 

有美味零食的生活才是完美

你最喜歡的零食是什麼?你最喜歡的零食是什麼?| Photo by photoAC

從傳統像煎餅的米製零食及糯米餅,到現代受歡迎的Pretz和Jagarico,每個人都能從其中找到一款自己喜愛的零食。無論你喜歡吃的是柿種裡的花生,還是沉醉於蝦餅中濃郁的鮮蝦味,抑或是陶醉在煎餅所帶來的令人滿足的酥脆口感,零食之日都是一個讓我們沐浴在日本美味零食世界裡的開心日子!

在JAPAN RAIL CLUB每天都是零食之日!

美味山形的點心

為什麼要等到6月21日才慶祝零食之日呢?每天都可以是零食之日的!JR East的JAPAN RAIL CLUB提供了一個零食訂購計劃,讓大家可以透過最優惠(也是最美味)的方式來探索日本的另一面——可口好吃的日本零食!

想要與我們一起開始你的日本零食之旅嗎?在2024年6月30日之前訂閱,並輸入促銷代碼“YUMMY12”,選擇我們的零食訂閱計劃,即可享受12%的折扣。最吸引人的部分是,每個月的零食盒裡都有不同的主題和當季的限定口味,所以,如果你是零食愛好者,不要忘了一定要訂購,訂購之後就可以期待收到來自日本最棒的紀念土產!

一起來快樂享受零食吧!

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Having visited all 47 prefectures of Japan, Carissa's next goal in life is to ride all of Japan's sightseeing trains and climb all its 100 Famous Mountains. Sounds like a dream? Check back in 50 years.

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Maker's Story: Rice Crackers from Yamagata by S...

When it comes to rice crackers from Yamagata, no other company does it better than Sakata Beika (酒田米菓)! Priding themselves with creating the best rice crackers made with non-glutinous domestic...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker's Story: Rice Crackers from Yamagata by S...

When it comes to rice crackers from Yamagata, no other company does it better than...

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights of Konnyaku Jelly
Sue Lynn

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights...

If you visited a Japanese restaurant before, chances are you have encountered one of Japan’s unique culinary marvels known as konjac jelly or konnyaku (こんにゃく・コンニャク). Captivating food enthusiasts and health-conscious...

Snack Lover Food

Japan’s Culinary Wonder: Exploring the Delights...

If you visited a Japanese restaurant before, chances are you have encountered one of Japan’s...

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experience Forest Bathing in Japan
Sue Lynn

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experie...

Have you heard about Japan’s staggering number of national parks? With a total of 34 parks stretching from Hokkaido to Okinawa, Japan’s national parks are endowed with lush forests, dynamic...

Wendy Ng Nature

The Art of Shinrin-yoku: Best Places to Experie...

Have you heard about Japan’s staggering number of national parks? With a total of 34...

Uncovering the secret to Shizuoka's green tea
Sue Lynn

Shizuoka Green Tea: Uncovering the Secrets of J...

Having continuously cultivated and refined its flavours for centuries, Shizuoka produces exquisite green tea that is distinctively Japanese. What exactly sets Shizuoka tea apart and makes it so highly sought...

Dawn Sim

Shizuoka Green Tea: Uncovering the Secrets of J...

Having continuously cultivated and refined its flavours for centuries, Shizuoka produces exquisite green tea that...

Japanese matcha powder
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: The Many Ways to Enjoy Matcha

One of the most recognised flavours of Japan, matcha (抹茶) is a finely ground powder made with young tea leaves, characterised by its vibrant green colour that come from its...

Carissa Loh Culture

So Much Matcha: The Many Ways to Enjoy Matcha

One of the most recognised flavours of Japan, matcha (抹茶) is a finely ground powder...

Matcha
Sue Lynn

抹茶饗宴:探索抹茶的世界與日本頂尖抹茶產地

當我們提到日本,抹茶無疑的會被視為該國最具代表性的產品之一,但你知道抹茶的來源嗎?抹茶是由遮陽的環境下生長的綠茶茶葉,以石磨的方式加工成抹茶粉。並以其鮮豔的綠色、獨特的風味和多種健康益處而受到大家喜愛,也是長久以來一直讓日本人引以為傲的傳統。

Dawn Sim Culture

抹茶饗宴:探索抹茶的世界與日本頂尖抹茶產地

當我們提到日本,抹茶無疑的會被視為該國最具代表性的產品之一,但你知道抹茶的來源嗎?抹茶是由遮陽的環境下生長的綠茶茶葉,以石磨的方式加工成抹茶粉。並以其鮮豔的綠色、獨特的風味和多種健康益處而受到大家喜愛,也是長久以來一直讓日本人引以為傲的傳統。

Beyond beverages, matcha is also used in many other aspects of Japanese food, including Japanese wagashi and even in staples such as buckwheat noodles and mochi.
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: Exploring Matcha and The Top Ma...

Matcha, Japan’s most iconic green tea that has attained global popularity. | ©PhotoAC When you think of Japan, matcha (抹茶) or maccha inevitably comes to mind as one of the...

Dawn Sim Culture

So Much Matcha: Exploring Matcha and The Top Ma...

Matcha, Japan’s most iconic green tea that has attained global popularity. | ©PhotoAC When you...

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南
Sue Lynn

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南

你知道嗎?日本是世界第二大綠茶生產國,僅次於中國,而靜岡縣的茶就占全國生產量約40%。 一般來說,茶葉會經過蒸、揉和乾燥等過程來製作成飲用茶。採摘後的茶葉會被蒸熟以停止氧化,以保持茶葉的鮮綠色、營養和清新的香氣。

Carissa Loh

抹茶饗宴:日本綠茶探索指南

你知道嗎?日本是世界第二大綠茶生產國,僅次於中國,而靜岡縣的茶就占全國生產量約40%。 一般來說,茶葉會經過蒸、揉和乾燥等過程來製作成飲用茶。採摘後的茶葉會被蒸熟以停止氧化,以保持茶葉的鮮綠色、營養和清新的香氣。

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea in Japan
Sue Lynn

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea...

High in anti-oxidants and packed with anti-inflammatory properties, green tea (緑茶) is one of Japan’s most popular beverages and an important part of its culture, and can be found all...

Carissa Loh Culture

So Much Matcha: An Essential Guide to Green Tea...

High in anti-oxidants and packed with anti-inflammatory properties, green tea (緑茶) is one of Japan’s...

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖
Sue Lynn

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖

當提到日本的綠茶,大家都知道日本京都是茶文化的中心。 綠茶一開始是在西元9世紀,由幾個佛教僧侶從中國引進到日本的。在日本人的生活中,綠茶已經成為一種有著許多用途而且對人體健康的飲品。 作為日本文化的一部分,抹茶、煎茶和玉露等的綠茶品種也提供了多樣的口味選擇和體驗。例如傳統的日本茶道,不僅喝茶能帶來健康,茶道更成為了日本獨一無二的文化。

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

製茶故事:京都舞妓之茶本舖

當提到日本的綠茶,大家都知道日本京都是茶文化的中心。 綠茶一開始是在西元9世紀,由幾個佛教僧侶從中國引進到日本的。在日本人的生活中,綠茶已經成為一種有著許多用途而且對人體健康的飲品。 作為日本文化的一部分,抹茶、煎茶和玉露等的綠茶品種也提供了多樣的口味選擇和體驗。例如傳統的日本茶道,不僅喝茶能帶來健康,茶道更成為了日本獨一無二的文化。

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikonocha Honpo
Sue Lynn

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikon...

When it comes to green tea from Japan, Kyoto stands as the hub of tea culture. Originally introduced by returning Buddhist monks from their travels in China in the 9th...

Sue Lynn Food

Maker's Story: Gyokuro Tea from Kyoto by Maikon...

When it comes to green tea from Japan, Kyoto stands as the hub of tea...

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji, Kyoto by Kyoeiseicha
Sue Lynn

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji...

This May, JAPAN RAIL CLUB celebrates the joy that matcha brings to our lives with the special “So Much Matcha” Omiyage Snack Box. May marks the start of the traditional...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker’s Story: Premium Matcha Products from Uji...

This May, JAPAN RAIL CLUB celebrates the joy that matcha brings to our lives with...

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點
Sue Lynn

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點

在日本眾多節慶與珍貴傳統之中,有一個特別關於自然崇敬的慶典——綠之日。這個國定假日訂於每年五月四日,見證了日本與自然的深厚連結,也提醒人們欣賞這個70%都是山區的島國上,那些美麗的綠色景觀。

Carissa Loh Culture

綠之日快樂!一起來探索日本新綠季節中五個不能錯過的景點

在日本眾多節慶與珍貴傳統之中,有一個特別關於自然崇敬的慶典——綠之日。這個國定假日訂於每年五月四日,見證了日本與自然的深厚連結,也提醒人們欣賞這個70%都是山區的島國上,那些美麗的綠色景觀。

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Explore During Japan's Shinryoku Season
Sue Lynn

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Expl...

Nestled amongst Japan’s vibrant festivities and cherished traditions lies a celebration rooted in reverence for nature―Midori-no-Hi (みどりの日 Greenery Day). Observed annually on 4 May, this national holiday is a testament...

Carissa Loh Culture

Happy Greenery Day: 5 Must-Visit Places to Expl...

Nestled amongst Japan’s vibrant festivities and cherished traditions lies a celebration rooted in reverence for...

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
Sue Lynn

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central...

Hokkaido is Japan’s food paradise as the northernmost part of the country is the top producer of agricultural products and seafood: the vast lands covering Japan’s second largest island and...

Wendy Ng

Fresh From Hokkaido: A Guide to Sapporo Central...

Hokkaido is Japan’s food paradise as the northernmost part of the country is the top...

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of Japan
Sue Lynn

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of ...

Japan is an island nation that has always been known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes but even amongst these, there are three locations that rise above the others and are...

Dawn Sim Nature

Nihon Sankei (日本三景): The Three Scenic Views of ...

Japan is an island nation that has always been known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes...

Japan celebrates Golden Week between April 29 to May 5
Sue Lynn

Golden Week: Exploring Japan's Week-Long Festiv...

What is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク or 黄金週間 Ogon Shukan), recognised as one of Japan's most prominent and bustling holiday periods, usually spans from late April to early May...

Dawn Sim Culture

Golden Week: Exploring Japan's Week-Long Festiv...

What is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク or 黄金週間 Ogon Shukan), recognised as one of...

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉
Sue Lynn

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉

賞花的樂趣之一,就是它們轉瞬即逝的特性:花期每季只有幾天,但那短暫幾天卻難忘極了。來看看六種春天當季花卉,以及賞花最佳時機!

Carissa Loh Nature

春暖花開:櫻花之外的六種當季花卉

賞花的樂趣之一,就是它們轉瞬即逝的特性:花期每季只有幾天,但那短暫幾天卻難忘極了。來看看六種春天當季花卉,以及賞花最佳時機!

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Than Sakura
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Tha...

Flowers herald the beginning of spring, and in Japan, no flower is more synonymous with spring than the beloved cherry blossom (桜 sakura). However, other than these pretty, pink blossoms,...

Carissa Loh Nature

Spring Beginnings: 6 Seasonal Flowers Other Tha...

Flowers herald the beginning of spring, and in Japan, no flower is more synonymous with...

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in April and May
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in A...

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are flowers symbolic of spring, often alluded to the promise of a new beginning in many Japanese literature. | Photo by Dawn Sim   A symbol...

Dawn Sim Spring

Spring Beginnings: 7 Things to Do in Japan in A...

Cherry blossoms, or sakura, are flowers symbolic of spring, often alluded to the promise of...

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in Japan
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in J...

Spring in Japan is a time for celebration as the season marks new beginnings. Other than the mesmerising cherry blossoms painting the landscape, spring is the best season to experience...

Wendy Ng Food

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Try Spring Foods in J...

Spring in Japan is a time for celebration as the season marks new beginnings. Other...

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festivals in Japan
Sue Lynn

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festival...

Photo by cyesuta (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Spring is a season of new beginnings, bringing with it beautiful flowers, comfortable temperatures, and a time of celebration. While most travellers head...

Carissa Loh Festival

Spring Beginnings: 6 Must-Visit Spring Festival...

Photo by cyesuta (CC BY-SA 2.0)   Spring is a season of new beginnings, bringing...

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in Japan
Sue Lynn

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in ...

Matsue Castle in spring. | Photo by 島根県観光連盟 Japan, a nation celebrated for its rich history and enduring cultural heritage, is particularly famous for its magnificent Japanese castles (お城 oshiro)....

Carissa Loh Culture

Castle Day (6 April): 10 Must-Visit Castles in ...

Matsue Castle in spring. | Photo by 島根県観光連盟 Japan, a nation celebrated for its rich...

Sakura Karinto and Marui Suzuki
Sue Lynn

Maker’s Story: Seasonal Karinto Snacks from Tok...

April marks the official arrival of spring in Japan, and one of the cherished traditions of celebrating this season is to enjoy “ohanami” (お花見)! Ohanami means “flower-viewing”, and this is...

Sue Lynn Maker's Story

Maker’s Story: Seasonal Karinto Snacks from Tok...

April marks the official arrival of spring in Japan, and one of the cherished traditions...

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Northeast Japan
Sue Lynn

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blosso...

Hirosaki Castle Park | Photo by Aomori Prefecture Cherry blossoms or sakura (桜) herald the start of springtime in Japan. Spring is the prettiest and most enjoyable season with radiant...

Wendy Ng Spring

A Guide to Sakura in Tohoku: Best Cherry Blosso...

Hirosaki Castle Park | Photo by Aomori Prefecture Cherry blossoms or sakura (桜) herald the...

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of Shochu Distilleries in Miyazaki
Sue Lynn

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of S...

Shochu (焼酎) is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in Japan and the Japanese drink more shochu than sake. Considered to be Japan's national spirit, Shochu is gaining great...

Wendy Ng

A Guide to Japanese Shochu: A Tasting Tour of S...

Shochu (焼酎) is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in Japan and the Japanese...

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultural Icons
Sue Lynn

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultura...

Statues of the Namahage located in Oga Peninsula. | Photo by PhotoAC Steeped in tradition, Tohoku (東北), the northeastern part of Japan comprising of six prefectures – Aomori (青森), Akita...

Dawn Sim Culture

Tohoku: A Tale of Tradition through its Cultura...

Statues of the Namahage located in Oga Peninsula. | Photo by PhotoAC Steeped in tradition,...

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from Northeast Japan
Sue Lynn

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from North...

Japan is a food paradise and beyond the major cities and well-trodden travel routes, you can unearth more culinary treasures spread throughout the country if you venture into the less...

Wendy Ng Food

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Try Food from North...

Japan is a food paradise and beyond the major cities and well-trodden travel routes, you...

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo for Ohanami
Sue Lynn

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots ...

If you have visited Tokyo between late March and early April, then chances are you have witnessed the enchanting sight of cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) in full bloom. A cherry...

Carissa Loh Culture

Sakura 2024: 5 Must-Visit Cherry Blossom Spots ...

If you have visited Tokyo between late March and early April, then chances are you...

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from Tohoku
Sue Lynn

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from ...

Located on the north-eastern part of mainland Japan, Tohoku (東北) is made up of six prefectures, and is a treasure trove of beautiful nature and fascinating history. It’s a wonderful...

Carissa Loh Food

Tasty Tohoku Treats: 6 Must-Buy Souvenirs from ...

Located on the north-eastern part of mainland Japan, Tohoku (東北) is made up of six...

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souvenir & Gift-Giving Culture
Sue Lynn

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souven...

Have you heard of omiyage (お土産)? If you’ve been to Japan, then you have probably seen the colourful and beautifully packaged boxes of local confectionery filling the gift shops along...

Carissa Loh Culture

Omiyage Day (8 March): Exploring Japan's Souven...

Have you heard of omiyage (お土産)? If you’ve been to Japan, then you have probably...