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Oh My, Oden!

This autumn hit is so steeped in Japanese culture it’s even an emoji! We find out what makes traditional oden the love of a nation, and its many modern interpretations. The next time you’re textin...

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  • A Gastronomical Journey

    You won’t be faulted for over-eating in Kagoshima. Not when the food is this good! ...

  • Keepsakes from Kagoshima

    How about a little something to remind yourself of your lovely trip to Kagoshima?...

  • Kagoshima Bounty

    Like many other prefectures in Japan, Kagoshima takes great pride in their rich and distinctive food culture. However, unlike other prefectures, Kagoshima has some of the nation’s most unique food pro...

  • Must-Visit Places in Kagoshima

    Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover or you simply enjoy trying new experiences, there’s something for everyone in Kagoshima....

  • A Kiss to Kagoshima

    An introduction to Kagoshima would be incomplete without telling the story of Lord Nariakira Shimadzu. After all, the far-sighted feudal lord is often credited for his visionary ideas that helped pave...

  • KINGS Of Cream

    Soft, fluffy, and all things pretty. We find out what makes our beloved Japanese cakes so popular! Ask anyone what comes to mind when they think of Japanese cakes, and they’ll tell you how dele...

  • Journey Through Hamamatsu

    Apart from eating your way through the plenteous produce, take some time to visit these attractions....

  • Hooray for Hamamatsu!

    “Yaramaika” is a Japanese local dialect that is used to symbolise the city of Hamamatsu. Loosely translated to “Let’s try!” or “Why not give it a shot?”, this catchphrase embodies the spirit of innova...

  • Bountiful Blessings

    With its favourable climate and fertile soil, Hamamatsu is blessed with incredible produce all year round....

  • Eat Your Heart Out in Hamamatsu

    With so much good food available, it’s hard to decide where to eat. Here are some of our top picks....

  • Memories of Hamamatsu

    Before you leave Hamamatsu, get your hands on some of these treasures....

  • Moulding, a Food Culture

    Used to transform starches into sugar to produce sake, as well as ferment soybeans to make seasonings like shoyu and miso, it’s hard to imagine what Japanese cuisine would look like without koji. A...