What is Ichiju-Sansai?
World-famous Japanese foods like sushi, ramen and sukiyaki are actually not frequently served at the dinner table in ordinary Japanese households. To find more typical home cooking, we need to look at a kind of Japanese cuisine known as 'ichiju-sansai.'
The 10 Best Craft Beers in Japan
Looking to move beyond the 'Big 4' of Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo and Suntory? Check out these artfully brewed craft beers!
Taste Ichiju-Sansai in a Real Japanese Home!
KitchHike is a great site for experiencing local food on your travels, right in the kitchens of local cooks! Here are some fantastic 'ichiju-sansai' meal option from cooks all around Japan.
The Top 6 Beers in Japan
With all the great beers available in Japan, it's difficult to sort and enjoy only the best. We've done the research for you and chosen these six for your drinking pleasure!
3 Distinct Cities, 3 Amazing Stories
Hiroshima, Tokyo, Osaka—three main cities of Japan, yet so different!
Top 10 Sweet Souvenirs from Tokyo Station
Before jetting off back to your home country—or boarding a bullet train to Kyoto—you'll definitely want to arrive early at Tokyo Station and shop around for the perfect sweet souvenir to bring with you.
Better Know Your Shochu
Learn more about the history, varieties and drinking customs of one of the most typical Japanese alcoholic beverages.
7 Sweet Reasons to Visit Snowy Hokkaido
Here are seven snacks to whet your appetite and encourage you to break out your snow boots.
Ekiben: Symbols of Colorful Local Culture
There was a time in Japanese history when each domain acted practically as its own country. So it's hardly surprising that each area developed its own culture and customs, giving a distinctive flavor and flair to each region.
Sample 100 Types of Sake in Tokyo!
Discover the taste of real local 'jizake' at a sake bar in Asakusa that offers over 100 different types of Japan's famous rice wine!
Wonders of Japan: Activities Amidst Nature
Experience a variety of sports activities carried out amidst nature.
December in Japan
From Nikko and Tokyo to Kyoto, Miyajima and more, the cold temperatures didn't stop these travelers from checking out the best of Japan.
5 Hot Restaurants with Good Japanese Sake
Let us recommend some of the best 'washoku' restaurants serving fresh vegetables and seafood where you can enjoy selections of local sake from the same region as the sourced ingredients.
Suntory & Nikka: 6 Whiskys to Die For
Forget Scotland—Japan is now home to the best whisky brewers.
5 Restaurants for a Taste of Ichiju-Sansai
The basic foundation of a traditional Japanese meal is 'ichiju-sansai,' which literally means 'one soup and three dishes.' This refers to a meal consisting of a bowl of soup, a main dish and two sides, supported by rice and Japanese pickles.
Singapore to Japan: Around Japan in 8 Days!
How to enjoy Japan in 8 days without missing any of the best bits
Top 10 Traditional Sweets of Japan
The 10 top traditional Japanese sweets everybody craves!
10 Signature Sweets of the Tokai Region
The center of Japan is renowned for its landscapes, culture, and most deliciously, its sweets. Check out these 10 dessert items and just try to resist them!
Kyoto to Fuji, Temples to Nature
Follow this globetrotter as he adventures through Kyoto and the five lakes surrounding Mount Fuji.
Follow Me Around Cool Japan
Follow Abi pop during her journey in Tokyo's kawaii spots.