From the high-quality green tea of Uji to the rich soba culture of Izushi to Osaka’s hearty soul food, Japan’s Kansai Region is made to be explored through the tongue. While many may associate Japanese food with rice, sushi and miso soup — which are all important parts of Japanese […]Pin It
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Tin Nu Breathing, Ishigaki Pork And Shiisas: Experiencing Traditional Culture On Okinawa’s Taketomi Island
“We create a culture here based on traditions while coexisting with nature,” explains Kyoko, the marketing representative for HOSHINOYA Resorts, which includes the property we’re currently touring, HOSHINOYA Okinawa. “The design of the property is based on the traditions and heritage of Taketomi island.” Of the hundreds of islands in […]
A cuisine created by HOSHINOYA Okinawa on Taketomi Island in Japan, Ryukyu Nouvelle is an innovative style of Okinawan food based on French cuisine. The recipes are based on local ingredients prepared using French cooking techniques, putting a never-before-seen twist on the Okinawan diet that is said to be one […]
While many people think of Japanese cuisine as being one large group of dishes, the ingredients used and meals eaten often vary by region. The Okinawa Prefecture is Japan‘s southernmost prefecture, composed of hundreds of islands and showcasing a culture, climate and cuisine different from the mainland. For example, while […]
With the success of last year’s event, JNTO and JTA will collaborate again to bring back Japan’s tourism promotion event Japan Week from March 19 to 21, 2013 at Grand Central Terminal in New York. In addition to celebrating Japanese culinary culture, this year’s event will also recognize the “sister […]