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Recommended media for Japanese snacks and food

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Japanese gourmet foods and sweets have fans around the world for their unique flavors and diversity.

However, opportunities for Japanese food lovers living abroad to gain a deeper understanding of these gastronomic delights and discover new ones are limited.

Therefore, through this article, we wanted to widely promote the appeal of Japan’s unique food culture and provide information that will help people overseas enjoy Japanese gourmet foods and sweets more deeply.

In this article, we have carefully selected blogs that provide high quality information and take you on a journey to explore the diversity of Japanese food and the culture and history behind it.

Of course, there are media run by American people, but there are also many media run by Japanese people, so you will be able to learn more about the real charms of Japan.

We hope you will make good use of the various media and enjoy Japan!

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An American media that introduces Japanese sweets and food

The media presented in this chapter are intended for the United States.

However, some of them are operated by Japanese companies.

The information in the media introduced in this section is reliable, so please take a look at them.

Have Ya Seen Japan

Have Ya Seen Japan is a blog that shares the charms of Japan that he has discovered through his actual travels in Japan.

The owner of the site is a big Japan enthusiast, and the site contains records of his travels throughout Japan.

The site also includes many actual photos of the places he has visited, so you can understand in advance what the places are really like.

If you like Japan, please check it out if you are planning to go on a trip to Japan!

Native Expat

Native Expat is a blog run by a Japanese woman who has spent most of her life in Australia.

She is Japanese, but having spent two-thirds of her life in Australia, she experienced reverse culture shock when she returned to Japan.

From this unique perspective, she records in detail what she felt while spending time in Japan.

She has also compiled information on many of Japan’s wonderful tourist attractions, so if you are planning a trip to Japan, be sure to check it out.

Perfect47japan

Perfect47japan is a blog that introduces the charms of all of Japan.

Shey, who runs the site, lives in Japan with her family and introduces the attractions of many tourist spots in Japan, from famous places to hidden gems.

She also creates and publishes original travel plans for families with children, which are very informative.

If you are planning to travel to Japan, please check it out.

Japan Wonder Travel Blog

Japan Wonder Travel Blog is an information site that compiles information about travel in Japan in an easy-to-understand format.

The site provides information on Japanese sweets, as well as recommended hotels and tourist spots.

In particular, the site has a lot of information about Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as information about tours in each city.

This is a must-see site for anyone planning a trip to Japan.

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EDOPEN JAPAN

EDOPEN JAPAN is a website that compiles information on Japanese language study cram schools around the world.

This site allows people from any country to find a Japanese language study school that is right for them.

In addition, you can use this site as a study content because it also compiles questions to prepare for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).

For example, you can learn how to express “delicious” and “Thank you for the meal” in Japanese.

This site is a must-see for those who want to improve their Japanese language skills.

Japanese media introducing Japanese sweets and food

Since the media presented in this chapter are Japanese media, the content is in Japanese.

Therefore, if you are not good at Japanese, please use a good translation software to view the contents.

This translation software is recommended for computer users.

This translation software is recommended for smartphone users.

Happiness Okinawa

Happiness Okinawa is a blog run by a Japanese person who actually lives in Okinawa.

The blog is run by a Japanese person who actually lives in Okinawa.

The site also includes many actual photos, so you can get a real feel for what it is like in the area.

The blog also includes minor tourist spots that are not covered in major media, so not only those who are going on a trip to Okinawa in the future but also those who have already been to Okinawa will be able to encounter attractive spots.

If you are planning a trip to Japan, please check it out.

Enriching Lives with Food

This site is being promoted by a husband and wife duo under the concept of “A little good food enriches our hearts and minds. The articles by the wife, a nursery school nutritionist, will be a strong ally for moms who are worried about baby food. There are also categories for food delivery and ordered gourmet foods, so we recommend this site to busy mothers and mothers who are concerned about their children’s diet. The articles on food delivery are especially detailed and include comparisons of various food delivery companies, making it a must-see for anyone considering food delivery. You may be able to find a food delivery company that suits you.

Yome Pon Biyori

On this site, a housewife living in Hyogo Prefecture introduces delicious lunch restaurants around Hyogo Prefecture, as well as a little useful information. The articles by the couple, who have graduated from child-rearing, introducing dishes from various restaurants are as exciting as if you were peeking in on their date. The site’s key point is that you can read the articles while enjoying not only the photos of the dishes, but also the steps taken to get to the restaurant. Housewives who have settled down to raise their children or live in Hyogo Prefecture are welcome to take a look.

Majika Blog

This site is a blog introducing sweets and snacks available at convenience stores and supermarkets. If you are looking for information on popular convenience store products, such as release dates, product reviews, or where to buy that candy you are interested in, please take a look at this site. Convenience store products often go on sale in the blink of an eye, but if you check this site, you will be able to get information on them quickly, so you may be able to get the products without missing out on them. Please take a look at the articles on how to bake homemade pancakes and homemade sauces, which are also interesting and helpful.

Walking Writer Miya’s Blog

This site introduces recommended stores and interesting spots found by writers who love strolling. From coffee shops where you can enjoy excellent fruit sandwiches, to cosy ramen shops, to white-bean pancakes that you can eat while strolling, this site is sure to make you want to go out for a stroll. Since the information is introduced mainly in the Kanto area, this site is recommended for those who are looking for delicious lunches and sweets in the Kanto area. In addition to gourmet food, there are also articles written about live concerts and setris in the Entertainment category, so if you are interested, please take a peek at the site.

Umauni

This site introduces what the writer thinks is delicious! This is a site that introduces products that the writer thinks are delicious! Many products that can be ordered are introduced here, so when you think, “Oh, that looks delicious! I want to eat it at home”, you can immediately purchase them. In other categories, there are many interesting articles such as how to enjoy strawberry picking and recommended ways to play with friends. There are also articles on “Chiikawaka,” which the writer has recently become addicted to, so it is recommended for people who like cute things and characters. If you want to enjoy delicious food at home and be healed by cute things, please take a look at this site.

Bari Hyogo Prefecture.

This site introduces gourmet food and sightseeing destinations specific to Hyogo Prefecture. Since the information is from local residents, you can definitely learn about the attractions of Hyogo Prefecture. I recommend this site to anyone who is planning to visit or travel to Hyogo Prefecture. Hyogo Prefecture is a large prefecture, but the site is very easy to read and helpful because it introduces each area separately in different categories. If you want to go shopping, eat delicious food, feel nature, etc., there is information on the site to match any of your desires, so please take a peek.

Loose introduction to neighborhood stores

This site is a must-see for anyone living in or near Wakayama Prefecture. It introduces many stores in the Arita region of Wakayama Prefecture. Arita is famous for its mikan oranges, but recently it is becoming a hot spot with an increasing number of stylish cafes and restaurants. Of course, sweets using delicious mikan, a specialty of Arita, are also introduced, so mikan lovers should not miss them.
There is also a category about Arita mikan, so you can learn how to choose delicious Arita mikan. The sales sites are also carefully informed so that you can buy them as soon as you want to eat them.

Don’t you know about the egg sandwiches in Osaka?

This site is for writers from Osaka who introduce delicious egg sandwiches found in Tokyo. The blog by Tamao, who is the president of the Egg Sandwich Church of Japan, is sure to become a habit. There are several yellow, fluffy, and delicious-looking egg sandwiches introduced here. He also introduces a coffee shop that boasts of its egg sandwiches with thick omelet sandwiches, a bakery that sells egg sandwiches made with special bread, and egg sandwiches from convenience stores that you can easily buy. Not only those who love sandwiches, but also those who have never been interested in egg sandwiches can immerse themselves in the fascination of egg sandwiches by reading this book.

The Life of a Man

This site is a site where writers who love ramen are sharing information about their favorite ramen and gourmet food. The site introduces many ramen stores, restaurants where you can have a delicious lunch, and Japanese restaurants with the best cosmopolitan atmosphere, mainly in the Kanto area. There are also articles on “home-made noodles” that can be ordered, so you don’t have to live in the Kanto area. There are also categories for book and movie reviews, so this site is recommended for those who want to learn about money, those who aspire to be minimalists, and those who are looking for interesting movies.

Ramen Nomadic ZERO

Ramen Nomadic ZERO is a blog about ramen from all over Japan.

It introduces many impressions of the ramen that they have actually eaten, as well as photos of actual dishes.

It also introduces some hole-in-the-wall restaurants that even Japanese people don’t know about, so this blog will definitely help you enjoy the charms of ramen in Japan.

If you are planning to come to Japan for sightseeing, be sure to check out this blog.

Nonbee Travel

Nonbee Travel is a website that introduces izakaya (Japanese style pubs) and hotels where you can enjoy delicious drinks in various regions of Japan. The site introduces countless types of restaurants, including classic izakaya (Japanese style pubs), cosy and delicious restaurants, upscale and stylish hotels, and interesting self-bake style restaurants, so even first-time visitors to Japan can find the perfect restaurant for themselves. In addition to stores, the site also includes numerous reviews and photos of sightseeing and hotels, which will help you find accommodations. This is one of the sites you should definitely check out when you travel.

Deza Cafe Blog

Deza Cafe Blog is a must-check site for those who love home cafes. Not only does it provide knowledge about coffee, but also details about decaf for those who are concerned about their caffeine intake. The articles written for those who want to try making real coffee at home for the first time include detailed information on the equipment needed for dripping and how to make coffee, so anyone who reads the articles can enjoy the coffee life at home. The site also includes information on delicious coffee beans, coffee subs, and mail order, so you can get started as soon as you feel like it. This site is recommended for those who want to enjoy drinking delicious coffee at home slowly.

Kurara’s Blog

Kurara’s Blog is a site that introduces sightseeing spots, local festivals, and events in Aichi Prefecture and other areas from Tokai to Tohoku. Many of the articles are written by women in their 30s who are raising children from a real mom’s perspective, so if you are planning a trip to Tohoku with young children, please check it out. The articles also detail seasonal events such as shaved ice and fireworks displays, so if you have a specific time of year in mind, we recommend that you look for articles that take the season into consideration. This is a fun site that makes you want to go on a trip just by looking at it, as it also lists parks with beautiful plum blossoms, flower fields with beautiful sunflowers, and spots where you can see rare fireflies.

Tonton Blog

Tonton Blog is a site packed with information on saving money and going out to spend your days more economically. The site is hosted by Tonton, a housewife living in Tokyo, and her husband, Yushin, and is linked to Yushin’s YouTube channel, so you can get a lot of useful information. If you are looking for tips on how to spend your days with a sense of balance, or if you want to know about travel deals, we recommend that you take a look at this site. Among them, don’t miss the articles on “Deals” and “Travel”.

How to Enjoy Everyday Life – Fish, Travel, and Investment

How to Enjoy Everyday Life is a site where a businessman who works as an accountant teaches daily deals and investment techniques. The writer, Fukusuke, not only works as an accountant, but also holds a level 1 Japanese commercial bookkeeping certificate and a level 2 financial planner certificate, so the information is accurate and very helpful. There are many articles on investment as well as his hobbies such as fishing, games, and camping, so if you are not sure which article to read first, I recommend “This article first. If you are a couple or a family who wants to go on a trip together, you will find all the articles helpful and you will read them one after another.

Endless travler Japan round-the-world and miscellaneous blog

This is Endless Travler, or Entra for short, a site filled with lots of information about traveling around Japan. It is a must-see for those who want to travel around Japan, those who are interested in traveling around Japan, and those who like motorcycles and camping. The site includes detailed information on how to start a round-the-Japan trip. The miscellaneous blog posts are also interesting, and those who like games and hot springs will never get tired of reading this blog. In the article introducing the collaboration products of YuruCan△Workman, there are so many attractive products that you will be tempted to buy them.

Tabino Kiroku

Tabinokiroku is a travel site run by a woman who has conquered not only Japan but also 17 foreign countries. The site looks soft and cute, but when you take a peek, you will be surprised to find a lot of useful travel information. As she is aiming to become a certified diving instructor, all the articles on beaches and diving information are not to be overlooked. The site is kind and easy to read, with categories divided by country and prefecture, and categories of recommended travel goods, so if you like domestic travel, international travel, or the ocean, please take a peek.

New Maekin Blog

New Maekin Blog is a site where an SE with a liberal arts background writes about skill improvement and other knowledge based on his own experience and work history. Also, the articles and miscellaneous blogs about collecting red seals and visiting famous castles are interesting, and once you start reading them, you will want to go for a walk. There is also a category for recommended bands, so if you are looking for a band to recommend, this is the blog to read.

TABINOSHIORI

TABINOSHIORI is a site where an office worker who likes train travel travels by himself and describes various prefectures in detail with photos. The site is aimed at people who like to travel and people who would like to go on railroad trips. The site is very intuitive and easy to understand, with many photos in one article. Each article is packed with details and maps of places to stay and stores, as well as things readers want to know, such as whether there are convenience stores nearby. There are also blogger dialogue articles on blog management and how to battle it out on the blogosphere, making this site a good choice for those who want to start a miscellaneous blog or travel blog.

History of Local Ramen throughout Japan

This site introduces recommended ramen from all over Japan by a writer who grew up eating Kitakata ramen. It is worth a look for ramen lovers, as it contains basic knowledge of ramen and detailed information on local ramen with photos. The origin and history of ramen unique to each region is interesting to read, and you will want to share your knowledge with someone the next time you eat ramen. The categories are divided by region and soup type, so it is easy to find your favorite ramen, but if you are not sure which article to read first, please start with “Featured Articles.

Easy Traveling

This site shares useful information for traveling in Japan and abroad. It introduces information in English and Japanese about countries and regions of Japan visited by businessmen living in Malaysia, so it is a useful reference for both Japanese and foreigners when traveling. You can read the blog without getting bored with recommended hotels and food in various countries, how to arrange flights and hotels at low prices, seasonal festivals, and reflection spots. Also, if you have a specific country or region of Japan you want to visit, you can search by category, so you can easily find articles that suit your needs and not waste time.

Noodle PHOTO

Noodle PHOTO is a site that introduces delicious noodle stores and noodle information mainly in the Kanto region. The first thing that catches your eye is the pictures of ramen and udon noodles, all of which look so delicious that you can’t help but gulp. The site also has articles on noodle stores not only in Japan but also overseas, so it is a must-see for those who want to try delicious noodle dishes overseas. There are also many articles about bagged noodles that can be bought at supermarkets and convenience stores, not just at stores, so those who want to eat delicious noodles at home should check out the “Instant Noodles” category. Why not take a look at this site and find your favorite noodle stores and instant noodles?

Discover and Forget

This site is packed with everything from know-how that may be useful at work to interesting stories that are relevant to everyday life. It is recommended for those who are looking for fun and interesting places to eat and drink. The categories are largely divided into “Gourmet,” “Work,” and “Life,” and you can choose to read them according to your own conditions at the time. The review articles in the “Life” section are all about products that interest you, so please take a peek.

The World of Maple Syrup

The World of Maple Syrup features not only the author’s favorite maple syrup, but also many other delicious products. This site is recommended for maple syrup lovers, including the difference between maple syrup and cake syrup, and recipes for sweets made with maple syrup. You may rediscover the charm of maple syrup once again. The site also introduces reviews of new products from Misdo and Starbucks, as well as sales periods for limited edition products, etc. If you like cafes and have a sweet tooth, please take a look at those articles as well.

It’s a hamaguri (Japanese clams)!

This site is filled with so much useful information that it is too good to be called a miscellaneous blog. It is sent out by a writer who aims to be a side FIRE, and all the articles on money are worth reading. It is a blog started by a talented person who has been engaged and trained in a number of demanding jobs such as field work and construction management, and also holds a number of certifications, so it is a good site for beginners who want to learn about money and for those who want to change their current situation.

NeroroLog

Nerolog is a website by a web designer living in Saitama, Japan, that provides information on delicious restaurants and deals in the Tokyo area from Saitama. The articles on the ordered products all look delicious, so they are useful not only for your own eating, but also for selecting gifts for your friends and acquaintances. There are also reviews of Costco purchases, so we recommend this site for those who like Costco and shopping. The article on going out is a must-see for those who have trouble choosing a restaurant in the Kanto area or live in Tokyo, as the writer’s recommendations are introduced in detail with many pictures.

Gucci Japan’s Kyoto Latest Gourmet & National Gourmet

This is a site where a writer who became the chief editor of an information magazine introduces a wide range of gourmet restaurants, from new restaurants to hole-in-the-wall stores, mainly in Kyoto but also on business trips throughout Japan. It is worth taking a look if you want to find a restaurant in Kyoto, as you can search for a restaurant for each situation, such as a restaurant recommended when you bring your children, or a restaurant recommended when you entertain your loved ones. The site also has a lot of information on the latest stores that seem to be popular in the Kansai region, such as colorful candy apples and French oden, making it a perfect site for those who are sensitive to the latest trends.

Mozunavi

Mozunavi is a site by a native Sakaiite living in Sakai City, Osaka. The articles by mothers who are raising children and conveying the charms of Sakai City are all credible and informative. Specialties of Sakai City and events in Sakai City are also posted from time to time, so those who live in Sakai, as well as those who plan to visit Sakai City, should definitely take a look at this site. All of the articles convey the cheerful and fun atmosphere unique to Sakai City, Osaka, and are recommended for those who are thinking about setting up residence in Sakai City. In addition to Sakai City, there are also articles on Tempozan, Kaiyukan, and Univa, which are must-sees for parents raising children.

Traveling District Treading

This site provides information on various regions under the theme of urban development and immigration by writers who have covered all over Japan. From Hokkaido to Okinawa, the site introduces in detail the food culture, vehicles, customs, etc. unique to each region. Not only what is popular, but also information on traditional local cuisine, how to take a boat or ferry, and other useful information for travelers. If you are looking for a different kind of travel, not just the kind of places you can find in guidebooks, why not take a look at this site?

Sendai Shirou

This site introduces delicious foods and events in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. Many people may imagine beef tongue when they think of Miyagi, but this site introduces not only beef tongue, but also many other fashionable cafes. In addition to gourmet food, there are also articles on the Tanabata Festival, night festivals, and the Aoba Festival, so if you are considering a trip to Sendai, we recommend that you plan your trip around those times. There is also information on openings and closings, so if you are planning to visit Sendai or live in Sendai, please check there as well.

Okiraku Blog

This site provides information on Okinawa’s gourmet food and fun by writers who live in Okinawa. The writers who love coffee introduce recommended coffee shops and Okinawa zenzai stores, all of which you should try once. If you want to swim at beaches in Okinawa, please take a peek at the beaches that only Okinawan residents know about, beaches where you can enjoy the American atmosphere, and so on. There are also articles on water play spots other than the ocean and recommended delicacies and snacks in Okinawa, so those who want to play outside of the ocean can also enjoy this site.

Diary of Space Waka

This site helps people how to move on their own axis. It gently helps those who have ever wondered how to live their lives, such as how to improve the quality of life and how to write a “dream notebook” to make their ideals a reality. The book is also full of recipes that are gentle to the body, such as homemade sausage and mayonnaise with zero additives and no guilt. If you have been feeling tired lately or if you are health-conscious, this is a great site to read and a chance to face yourself.

Mitsu’s Yonna Diary

This site offers a variety of Okinawa’s charms by a writer who lives in Okinawa. Articles in the “Eat” and “Play” categories provide detailed information on facilities and stores, and those who are planning a trip to Okinawa should definitely take a look. The articles in the “Knowing Okinawa” category include tips for moving companies and finding housing, and are also helpful for those who are thinking of moving to Okinawa. If you read the article about the cultural differences between Okinawa and Tokyo written by a writer who has lived in Tokyo before, you may find it easier to accept the cultural differences when you visit Okinawa.

Diary of Leisurely Indulgence

This is a site where a writer from Aomori transmits information about the charms of Aomori. Among other things, she has a strong love for Aomori ramen, and the ramen introduced here all look really delicious and make you drool. Although there are many ramen stores, in fact, sweets stores and fruit stores are also introduced intermingled, so it is fun to look for such articles. If you are looking for the best ramen in Aomori without a doubt, or if you have a chance to visit Aomori, this is a site you should definitely check out. In addition to store information, pictures of the menu are also included, so you can visit a store with a good idea of what you want to eat.

komichi Blog

This is a site that introduces new products, stadium gourmet foods, bakeries, and other delicious foods. The site introduces many sweets that are popular on SNS and limited sweets from convenience stores that are a must-see for those with a sweet tooth. Also, the writer is particular about photographs, so the pictures of packages and sweets when they are split in half look like they are part of a magazine. The calorie content is also listed so that those who love sweets, love new things, but are concerned about gaining weight can also enjoy them. The site also introduces not only sweet treats but also delicious stadium gourmet foods that can be taken out and products that can be ordered, so even if you get bored of sweets, this is a site that will not bore you.

Suteki Aichi

On this site, writers living in Aichi Prefecture share information about new stores and first-time openings in Aichi Prefecture. This site is recommended not only for those who live in Aichi Prefecture, but also for those who are thinking of traveling to Aichi Prefecture. Aichi Prefecture is easy to get to from the Tokai region and the Kinki region, so if you have never been there, why not plan a trip to Aichi Prefecture by referring to this site? You will surely find popular and stylish cafes and delicious eel and tenmusu, which Aichi Prefecture is famous for, on this site. In addition to gourmet food, the site also includes the latest information on Ghibli Park, so it is a perfect site for looking for places to visit.

Okinawa Meguri

This site provides useful information about Okinawa by a native Okinawan who was born and raised in Okinawa. The amount of information that can be obtained only from Okinawan residents is astonishing, with more than 200 Okinawan restaurants introduced. If you are looking for a good restaurant or the latest fashionable restaurant for your trip to Okinawa, please check this site for sure. From izakaya (Japanese style pubs) that can accommodate a large group of people, to cafes where you can eat fashionable sweets that look great in photos, to cafes where you can see the rare serval cat, you are sure to find the restaurant you are looking for.

Time to Boo!

This site introduces the hidden charms of Nagano by a writer born and raised in Nagano City. The writer actually visits and takes pictures of Nagano’s famous hot springs, delicious restaurants, and refreshing nature, and introduces them carefully. The site is recommended for those who are considering a trip to Nagano, as all the articles take into account maps, cautions, and other information for first-time visitors to Nagano. If you have ever thought that you would like to enjoy Nagano’s nature, eat delicious food, soak in hot springs, and relax, definitely check it out.

Tottori Eating Gurashi!

Tottori Eating Gurashi! is a site that provides information on delicious restaurants, hot springs, and roadside stations along the local area of Tottori. It introduces not only the Tottori Sand Dunes, which everyone thinks of when they think of Tottori, but also nearby sightseeing spots such as parks and beaches, so if you are planning a trip to Tottori, please take a look at this site. The site also provides information on discounts at the Shigeru Mizuki Memorial Museum, known for Gegege no Kitaro, as well as information on fees at Nifukaku, an important cultural property, with detailed photos.

Ikoee! Oita Local Blog

This blog is a site where writers from Oita Prefecture in Japan share all the charms of Oita. From Italian, Japanese, sweets, cafes, noodles, and even international cuisine, you are sure to find a restaurant of any kind recommended in Oita Prefecture. In addition to food, there are also articles on hot springs, shrines, and pilgrimages to sacred anime sites, so this is a site for people who like Demon Slayer and Shingeki no Kyojin(Attack on Titan) and SHOGUN as well. There are also many articles dedicated to seasonal events, so when you visit Oita, be sure to look for articles on seasonal events and incorporate them into your travel plans.

Home Delivery REPO-NAVI

This site is a collection of articles by writers who were impressed by the taste of frozen home-delivery boxed lunches and have actually tried and reviewed various home-delivery meal services. The site includes a thorough comparison of Nash and 3-Star Farm, which are currently the focus of attention in the home-delivery industry, as well as information on how to start a home-delivery service. In addition to information on home-delivery meals, there are also many articles for those who want to lose weight or are concerned about beauty, such as how to eat in a way that prevents weight gain and verification articles on the themes of health and beauty, so please take a peek.

Still room for growth

This is a site where a businessman gives advice on how to improve your ordinary life, such as his own recommended products and study methods. If you are spending your daily life somehow, please take a look at this site. When you spend time at home, it tells you how to spend your time comfortably, and when you go out, it tells you how to spend your waiting time effectively and how to pass the time in a fun way during your travel time. There are also articles that solve problems that people who have recently started blogging tend to run into, so I recommend it to those who have tried to blog and have fallen behind. It’s the kind of site that makes you feel like you still have room to grow, and that you should work hard to grow with it.

Daily Shinjuku

This site is dedicated to Shinjuku, Tokyo, providing real Shinjuku life and the latest Shinjuku news. From information on dining in Shinjuku and reviews of movies you can see at Shinjuku theaters to information on store openings and closings and dog and cat giveaways, this site has just the kind of information that will scratch that itch for anyone living in Shinjuku. Since Shinjuku is one of the cities with the largest number of foreign residents in Japan, the site also offers convenient language translation to help foreigners living in Shinjuku. If you live near Shinjuku, please take a look at this site.

Sightseeing and Dining in Miryo

On this site, a writer living in Nagano Prefecture introduces delicious foods and sightseeing spots to visit in Nagano Prefecture. All of them are carefully selected stores recommended by the writer, such as cafes where you can have a morning meal and restaurants where you can have a special lunch with your friends. The photos in the article show that many of the cafes are not flashy cafes, but rather calm and chic cafes or stylish cafes with atmosphere. This site is recommended for those who want to spend their own time in Nagano in a relaxing café, or those who want to spend a relaxing time with their special friends. There is also a category that collects articles specialized in Matsumoto City in Nagano, so if you are planning to visit Matsumoto City, please have a look. I am sure you will find your favorite café.

yoikore!

On this site, a writer living in the Kanto region who loves Kyoto very much is sharing the charms of Kyoto to the fullest. She especially loves retro coffee shops, shrines with beautiful autumn leaves, and places known for their power spots. Not only those who are planning a trip to Kyoto, but also those living in the Kanto area or those who have never been to Kyoto will surely be attracted to Kyoto. Each article introduces the best of Kyoto with beautiful photos and detailed explanations, and the site is filled with lots of Kyoto love.

Gaw-chan|Gaw-chan’s blog

This is a site where a freelance writer living in Kyoto introduces gourmet foods and recommended things in Japan and abroad. Having lived in England, Canada, the U.S., and many other foreign countries, she introduces in detail, with photos, the standard meals of each country and reports on famous restaurants. If you are thinking of traveling abroad or are interested in foreign food, please take a look at this site. The slightly quirky articles are sure to be addictive. The seemingly reserved gay category is interesting to take a peek at, and there are articles on LGBTQ movies and other educational topics.

Panda and Tree Life

This site is about daily life and housing in Ibaraki by a writer who lives with her partner and their dog, Mugi-chan. There are many articles that introduce My House built by Sumitomo Forestry, a must-see for those who are thinking of building a house with Sumitomo Forestry, as well as detailed articles on maintenance. There are also introductions to dog cafes and restaurants where you can go with your dog, so Ibaraki residents who are buying a doggy at home should definitely take a look. You will definitely be healed by your dog Mugi-chan who comes out from time to time.

tkg35 blog

This is a site where housewives who love good food and deals share their impressions of recommended good food and deals. It contains a lot of information that housewives are interested in, such as how to purchase the Meyer frying pans that housewives adore, impressions of actually using them, and tasting repos of sweets that have become a hot topic among the public. Housewives are encouraged to take a peek at the site as they may find an article written about a product they have been curious about. You will find articles on price trends at the business supermarkets that housewives love, the latest information on IKEA, and much more.

TX Gourmet Introduction

This site introduces gourmet foods along the Tsukuba Express rail line and nearby areas. If you like Tsukuba Express or plan to use it, please take a look at this site. The site introduces many inexpensive and delicious restaurants, quick ramen shops, and izakayas (Japanese-style pubs) to stop by on your way home from work. You may even find a restaurant that you did not know about or would like to try, even though you have been using the Tsukuba Express until now. The writer, who wants to save restaurants and eateries suffering from Corona, carefully introduces the location of each restaurant and its menu.

STAY MINIMAL

STAY MINIMAL” is a blog about food in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Fukuoka Prefecture is located in the Kyushu region of southern Japan and is the ninth most populous large city in Japan.

Fukuoka Prefecture is famous for its “mentaiko” (cod roe), a very popular accompaniment to rice in Japan, and “motsunabe” (hot pot of fish and vegetables), which is eaten a lot in winter and is especially delicious.

In this blog, we explain the charm of such gourmet foods in Fukuoka Prefecture in an easy-to-understand manner using photos.

When you come to Japan for sightseeing, please check this blog and enjoy the charms of Fukuoka Prefecture!

Nasuguru

Nasuguru” is a blog about the culinary attractions of Nasu City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

Tochigi Prefecture is a city adjacent to the northern part of Tokyo, and Nasu City is home to vast ranches, zoos, strawberry farms, and theme parks.

This blog provides easy-to-understand information about such gourmet foods in Nasu City, Tochigi Prefecture, using actual products and photos of the restaurants.

In addition, it also explains how to get to the restaurants, hotel information near the introduced restaurants, and how to make reservations online, so if you check this blog, you will be able to enjoy Nasu Resort to the fullest.

Since it is only about an hour away from Tokyo, you can enjoy the charms of Nasu City when you come to Japan for sightseeing!

Tateshina, Kobuchisawa, Kiyosato for Adult Lunch

Tateshina, Kobuchisawa, Kiyosato for Adult Lunch” is a blog about gourmet attractions in Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures in Japan.

Yamanashi Prefecture is adjacent to the west side of Tokyo and is rich in nature. Nagano Prefecture is adjacent to the west side of Yamanashi Prefecture and is known as one of the best natural and skiing destinations in Japan in winter.

In this blog, the gourmet attractions of such a wonderful city are explained in an easy-to-understand manner using photos of actual dishes.

Furthermore, you will not get lost as the directions to the restaurants are also explained in an easy-to-understand manner.

If you want to experience a lot of Japan’s nature during your sightseeing in Japan, please check out this blog and stop by Yamanashi and Nagano Prefectures.

Arumama Life Paradise

Arumama Life Paradise” is a blog about the appeal of popular sweets in Japan.

This blog focuses especially on the appeal of sweets from Lawson, a convenience store that has one of the largest market shares in Japan.

Using photos of the products, I share my real-life impressions of the sweets I have tried.

Everyone who comes to Japan for sightseeing is likely to use Lawson at least once, so be sure to check out this blog!

Yamanavi Blog

Yamanavi Blog” is a blog that introduces the Kansai region, including Osaka and Kyoto in Japan, as a gourmet attraction.

The blog provides easy-to-understand explanations of how to get to the restaurant and what it looks like inside, using photos.

The blog also includes many photos of actual dishes, which will make you hungry just by looking at them.

If you are planning to visit Osaka or Kyoto, please check it out in advance!

Stories to read in your spare time

Stories to read in your spare time” is a blog that promotes the appeal of delicious Japanese snacks and gourmet foods.

In particular, there are many review articles on Japanese convenience store sweets, and realistic impressions are posted while using photos of actual products.

If you check it out before you go sightseeing in Japan, you may find some sweets you would like to buy at Japanese convenience stores.

If you are planning to come to Japan for sightseeing, please check it out!

Suzuki Keita School

Suzuki Keita School is a website that compiles know-how on overseas assignments and knowledge about foreign countries for Japanese people.

The site is run by “Keita Suzuki,” a Japanese national with a long history of overseas assignments, and is entirely in Japanese.

The article on sweets on this site is titled “Recommended Souvenirs that Foreign Staff Will Enjoy.

It explains what kind of souvenirs Japanese people should bring to their overseas postings.

Please read on as we introduce some of Japan’s most delicious confections.

Abroader

Abroader is a Japanese website with information on “learning English,” “freelancing,” and “moving abroad.

Not only is there a great deal of content, but the operator of this site has been very influential in Japan, publishing books, appearing on TV, and so on.

The article on sweets on this site is called “Japanese Sweets that Foreigners Enjoy.

It is a compilation of many confections recommended for foreigners.

Imatano Blog

Imatano Blog is a website that compiles information about hotels and food in Japan.

It is run by a Japanese couple.

The articles are all in Japanese, so they may be difficult to read, but this site may help you to find some hole-in-the-wall hotels and tourist spots that only Japanese people know about.

Using actual photos, this site provides easy-to-understand explanations of the attractions of Japan’s luxury hotels and restaurants, especially in Tokyo.

If you are planning to visit Japan for sightseeing, be sure to check it out!

GOURMET BLOG BY MAIMAI

GOURMET BLOG BY MAIMAI is a collection of information about Japanese food.

It is very informative and reviews a lot of foods available at Japanese convenience stores and souvenirs.

This site is run by a Japanese person, but it is very easy to read because it is available in English.

It also introduces local foods that even Japanese people do not know much about.

If you have already been to Japan and want to explore new stores and foods, check this site.

Kyo mo Tabetemimasita

Kyo mo Tabetemimasita a compilation of information on Japanese cup noodles.

It introduces not only the high street products that all Japanese people know, but also a wide range of minor products that even Japanese people do not know very well.

If you like Japanese cup noodles, check out this site.

By the way, the name of the site means “I ate it today.” Perhaps the operator loves eating so much.

Saboten-san’s Life Notebook

Saboten-san’s Life Notebook is a blog that introduces wonderful ways to serve Japanese food and recommends products.

The articles use many cooking photos, which can be a good reference for actual recipes.

She also publishes many reviews about food and drinks that are popular in Japan, as well as home-delivered meals.

If you want to cook Japanese food or check out what is popular in Japan, this is a must-see.

I’m going to be a cool uncle.

I’m going to be a cool uncle.” is about Japanese food culture in detail.

This blog is run by a Japanese man in his 40s.

In particular, “Be Loose with Food Additives.” and “Why do we eat potato chips?” have become very popular articles.

There is also a wide selection of articles explaining the relationship between diet and weight loss.

For those who want to learn more about Japanese food culture, this is a must-see.

A sweet dog’s candy barn!

A sweet dog’s candy barn!” reviews many Japanese sweet treats.

In particular, we introduce sweet snacks that are readily available at convenience stores and supermarkets in Japan.

Each product is rated on a five-star scale.

The site also uses plenty of photos of the actual products to whet your appetite.

If you love sweet snacks, this is a must-see.

Ippo-no-Tane Blog

Ippo-no-Tane Blog” is a collection of articles on Japanese gourmet food, as well as on the fascination of flowers and considerations of human relationships.

The gourmet articles in this blog mainly review Japanese frozen foods and sweets from Seijo Ishii, a petit-rich supermarket.

The introductory articles use many photos of the products, which not only helps you get to know them better, but also whets your appetite.

If you stay in Japan for an extended period of time, try this blog to find attractive frozen foods and snacks.

Wakayama Navi

Wakayama Navi is a website that promotes the charms of Wakayama Prefecture in Japan.

Wakayama Prefecture is a charming city rich in nature, located near Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe in Japan.

The gourmet articles on this site introduce many attractive Japanese sweets and delicious treats in Wakayama Prefecture.

Furthermore, you should definitely make use of this blog when you travel to Wakayama Prefecture, as it introduces information on the attractive nature, hot springs, and parks in Wakayama Prefecture.

Sakananosa

Sakananosa is dedicated to the fascinating world of Japanese seafood.

The operator of this blog is a fish professional with long experience in the sales, processing, and management techniques of fresh fish in Japan.

In this blog, you will also find tips on how to choose raw fish at the market and how to cook fish.

This blog will definitely make you a fish geek.

Hiyaman Blog

Hiyaman Blog is written by a Japanese who loves to travel.

The gourmet articles in this blog introduce delicious dishes from all over Japan.

You will find directions to the restaurant, photos that show the atmosphere of the restaurant, and delicious pictures of the food.

This blog will help you find the best hidden restaurants in Japan.

Suzita Memo

Suzita Memo is primarily about the appeal of ramen in Japan.

Using actual photos, the blog provides detailed explanations of how it feels to eat ramen in various regions of Japan, how to get to the stores, and the atmosphere of the restaurants.

Furthermore, it also introduces the etiquette of ramen restaurants in Japan.

If you are thinking of eating ramen in Japan, check this blog beforehand.

Amakism

Amakism introduces local food attractions in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Chiba Prefecture is a charming city located next to Tokyo.

This blog is full of mouth-watering photos that show the actual atmosphere of the restaurants and the delicious-looking products.

Furthermore, the blog also introduces recipes for Japanese home cooking, so you will be able to recreate the taste of Japan in your own country by using this blog.

Yokohama SE’s Gourmet Blog

Yokohama SE’s Gourmet Blog” is about the culinary attractions of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan.

The blog is run by a man and his wife who were born and raised in Kanagawa Prefecture.

In their gourmet articles, they post photos of food, their impressions, and their stops at some of Kanagawa Prefecture’s most appealing restaurants.

In the article, the restaurants are rated on a five-point scale, which will help you decide whether or not to actually stop by.

This is a must-see blog when stopping by Kanagawa Prefecture.

Miha Land

Miha Land is about the attractions of Mihara City, located in Hiroshima Prefecture in southern Japan.

Mihara City faces the sea and is an area where fish dishes and sweets are especially delicious.

In this blog, the charm of Mihara City’s local food is presented along with photos of actual restaurants and dishes.

If you want to enjoy Japanese local food and the rich natural atmosphere of the city, please check out this blog.

Yuru Ultrarunner Blog

Yuru Ultrarunner Blog is about the attractions of Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture, Japan is one of the most famous cities in Japan, especially for its delicious food.

In this blog, you will find information about cafes in Nagoya City and some of the best restaurants for lunch.

The article is very informative, as it includes not only photos of the actual dishes, but also map information and opening hours of the restaurants.

If you are planning to visit Japan for sightseeing, this is a must-see.

Sweets Patent Agent’s “Real Food Experience!”

Sweets Patent Agent’s “Real Food Experience!” is a blog where a certain Japanese patent attorney man posts reviews of delicious food he eats in his private life.

This blog is a must-see for sweets lovers, especially since many reviews of sweets are written.

Not only are there plenty of photos of the food, but the impressions are written in a very appealing manner, whetting the appetite.

Furthermore, the blog is very informative as it includes directions to the restaurant and impressions of the atmosphere, along with actual photos.

If you are looking for a hidden gem restaurant in Japan, you can definitely make use of this blog.

Cochitose Blog

Cochitose Blog is a blog about food in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

Ibaraki Prefecture is located adjacent to Tokyo and is known as a hotspot for Japanese traditional architecture with many Japanese-style buildings.

In this blog, the charms of the hidden gems of Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, are conveyed in an easy-to-understand manner with actual photos.

Of course, a map of the stores is also included, so you can save the map and go there when you travel to Japan.

Check out this blog if you want to explore Japan’s hidden gems.

Kuishinbomirika

Kuishinbomirika is a blog that introduces gourmet food in the Kanto region of Japan.

Kanto region is Tokyo and the areas around Tokyo.

This blog introduces not only recommended restaurants but also attractive sweets.

Photos of actual products are also included.

Of course, it also includes a map of the stores, so you can bookmark it and go there when you travel to Japan.

If you are planning a trip to Tokyo, please check this blog in advance.

Ohagi Days

Ohagi Days is a blog that introduces gourmet foods from all over Japan.

In particular, this blog introduces popular Japanese cafes and restaurants, so you can get an idea of the atmosphere of the restaurants that Japanese people usually go to.

The report articles include many photos of actual restaurants and food, so you can get a realistic idea of their appeal.

The food report article on “Beard Papa’s Crepes,” which are popular in Japan, will make you hungry just by looking at it.

If you are planning a trip to Japan, please check it out.

genjitsutouhi.com

genjitsutouhi.com introduces experiences such as restaurants and tourist attractions in Japan.

The site is designed to make it easy to find tourist attractions throughout Japan, so it can be used as a guidebook for your trip to Japan.

In addition, the articles introducing restaurants and eateries include many photos of actual dishes, so you can get a feel for the real atmosphere of the restaurants and eateries.

Furthermore, you will even be introduced to a day’s plan for a trip to a particular tourist spot, so be sure to refer to this blog when you travel to Japan.

Churahama Tsushin

Churahama Tsushin” is a blog about Chatan-cho (Chatan town), one of the most famous towns in Okinawa, Japan.

Chatan-cho is one of the best tourist destinations in Okinawa and has various attractions such as American Village, beautiful beaches, sunsets, surfing, kite surfing, bodyboarding, diving, snorkeling, fishing, aesthetic photo shoots, a diverse variety of restaurants, and so much more!

This blog provides information about local events and gourmet food dining in Chatan-Cho.

The holiday illuminations and decorations are spectacular in the winter!

If you are planning to visit Okinawa, this blog will surely help you enjoy Okinawa even more!

The blog contains a wealth of photos of actual gourmet food, so be sure to take a look at them to assist your trip!

Pyonusakkusu

Pyonusakkusu” is a blog that summarizes information on Japanese gourmet foods and tourist attractions in an easy-to-understand format.

In particular, the blog is full of information on Japanese sweets, introducing not only famous Japanese sweets, but also exquisite sweets known only to those in the know.

This blog will not only enable you to conquer delicious Japanese sweets, but also to buy them as souvenirs when you come to Japan for sightseeing.

If you love Japanese sweets, please check it out.

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Wadattsu Blog

Wadattsu Blog provides a detailed overview of railroad information in the vicinity of Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, and Chiba in Japan.

In particular, the information on the best platform stops for transfers at each station and explanations of the best transfer routes are very useful.

There are many smartphone apps out there that introduce train transfer information, but this blog introduces them along with actual photos so that you will never get lost at a station.

Be sure to check this blog when using trains in Tokyo.

Fukurahiyoko’s Nikko Koko Biyori

Fukurahiyoko’s Nikko Koko Biyori is a blog about Nikko, a popular tourist spot in Japan.

Nikko is a place rich in nature located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is home to Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Shogunate.

This blog introduces many such attractive sightseeing spots, lodgings, hot springs, and festivals in Nikko.

The operator of this blog originally lived in another part of Japan, but he liked Nikko so much that he moved there.

If you are planning a trip to Japan, be sure to check out this blog.

Kumarisu Cruise

Kumaris Cruises is a blog that summarizes information on cruises throughout Japan.

It provides detailed information on prices and services of popular cruises in Japan.

It also provides the latest booking information, so this blog will help you enjoy attractive cruises in Japan.

Furthermore, it also gives you pointers on how to enjoy your cruise ship to the fullest, so you can enjoy it even more.

Check out this blog if you are planning a trip to Japan.

Yukari log

Yukari Log is a blog about the charms of the Kansai region in Japan.

The Kansai region is one of the most famous cities in Japan, where Osaka and Kyoto are located.

It tells you about attractive spots that are not listed on famous tourist sites, which only the locals can tell you about.

The site also includes plenty of photos of actual scenery, so you can check the actual atmosphere before you go.

If you are planning to travel to Osaka or Kyoto, please check this blog in advance.

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A samurai who conveys the charm of Japanese snacks to the world. He is an ordinary university student living in Tokyo, Japan. His favorite sweets are Ottotto and Jagarico. He is a level 3 dietary advisor.

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