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Japanese Food to Avoid – Yes, It Exists!

Ok, true. Japan is a paradise for foodies. So many yummy meals, quirky creations and just general tastefulness but even Japan has some food experiments that just backfired. Not all things suit all tastes but these ones might proof particularly tricky for Western palates. You can try them but why break your lucky chain of […]

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Japan Spring Flowers and the Best Time to Visit

Everybody is talking about how amazing the cherry blossoms are but there are so many more Japan spring flowers to marvel at. It was one of three major reasons that made me come to the island in the first place. But having been here now throughout spring time, I can safely say that you don’t […]

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You Know You’ve Been in Japan Too Long When…

How Japanese are you? Tick off the numbers. You bow to the bus driver. You have your daily naps on public transport. You never check your change. It is always correct. You believe that pickpockets and thieves do not exist in your country. You have a set of allergy masks ready for pollution, pollination and […]

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Where Miso is King – 4 Must Try Foods in Nagoya

If you thought I was already done with Japanese food you were mightily wrong. There is so much to say about Japanese food, so much!!! And I thought, let’s start with a city that does not rank too high with first time tourists to Japan. Nagoya is not the prettiest city nor is a culinary […]

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