Japanese Supermarket Melbourne
Do you like cooking Japanese food? I often miss the taste of Japanese food and the biggest problem is finding the right ingredients to cook Japanese dishes that taste like home. These days many Asian supermarkets are starting to stock a good range of Japanese food and products. There are also a few that stock almost exclusively Japanese food...
Do you like Japanese antiques? Growing up in the countryside in Japan on quite a large property I was surrounded by antiques which have been in my family for generations. I certainly didn't appreciate then the beauty and craftsmanship of Japanese furniture, ceramics and decor quite like I do today. Naturally I was surprised when I came to Australia to find...
Best Ramen Melbourne
In search of the best ramen in Melbourne I remember just a short time ago Ramen was the best thing since sliced bread, a fad, in fact, a trend even but somehow Melbournians have really embraced it. The trend is still strong today and seems to be more and more popular as I find new shops in Melbourne all the...
monkey hot springs
As Winter has officially began, the days have become shorter and colder. It’s the season where Japanese people love to visit the hot springs!   Onsen written in Kanji is 温泉. ‘温’(on) means "warm" and ‘泉’(sen) means "spring". Japan is geographically situated on a number of volcanos with 3,133 onsens and  further 28,033 untapped geothermal fountains still remaining in Japan. Onsen waters are known...
otsukimi moon viewing festival
It's autumn in Japan! Otsukimi season! …but what is otsukimi? The word “otsukimi” literally means, “to watch the moon”. Otsukimi is held around the day of a full moon from the middle of the September to the beginning of October. At this time of the year in Japan, it is said that the clear air makes the moon look at...
Imagine being able to race your friends in a real life Mario Kart race....wait, now you can! Check out, http://maricar.com/en/shinagawa.html to race the streets of Tokyo as your favourite Mario character.
Osaka is one of the prime shopping destinations in Japan. This modern city on Honshu Island features many attractive shopping zones, both above ground and underground. Its shops offer a wide range of items, suitable for every budget. So, if you plan to go to Osaka and do some shopping, don’t expect that two hands to be enough to...

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