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Spring Awakening

Savour the freshest flavours during cherry blossom season. Japan has long taken seasonal cues from nature. Whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter, each season has characteristics that a...

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  • Let’s Get Cosy!

    Wintertime doesn’t have to be a freezing affair. One of the best ways to keep warm is to share a convivial hotpot meal with a group of loved ones.   When the temperature dips and the weathe...

  • Fall In LOVE

    What’s not to love about fall? The air is cooler, the scenery is spectacular, and it’s the harvest season. That means delicious food… lots of it! Picture this. Wide swathes of reds, bronzes, and go...

  • Keep Cool And Carry On

    Summer in Japan is marked by torpid heat and humidity and so, it’s unsurprising that the Japanese have come up with a number of ingenious ways to maintain their cool. Most of us in Singapore seek r...

  • Cherry Blossom Season

    In Japan, the graceful passing of Spring is marked by the blooming of Sakura (cherry blossoms), which you can witness sometime between late April and early May. In my opinion, watching Sakura petals f...

  • Winter Is Coming

    For many people travelling from Singapore, a winter holiday is one of the best ways to escape the tropical heat and experience snow. For holidaymakers looking for a wintry good time, Japan makes for a...

  • The Bountiful Season

    In Japan, it is that time of the year to reap the bounty of the harvest. When we talk about autumn in Japan, often the first thing that comes to mind is the abundance of hearty, healthful foods tha...

  • Happy Children’s Day!

    So important are children in Japanese culture that they are celebrated in one of Japan’s five major festivals, Tango no Sekku. Taking place on May 5 every year, Tango no Sekku also marks the beginning...

  • Celebrate Good Times

    Sekku” refers to the five festivals that are celebrated in Japan to indicate the changing seasons. Having evolved from Chinese customs and traditions, the five “sekku” include: Jinjitsu on 7 January (...

  • Feast For the Senses

    With its abundance of good food and quality sake, autumn is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Japan. As the temperature drops during autumn in Japan, there are plenty of reasons for gourma...

  • A Cool(er) Summer

    Summers in Japan can be unbearably hot, which is why the locals have come up with a number of novel ways to stay cool. Summer in Japan is quite unlike anywhere else in the world. The enervating hea...

  • In Full Bloom

    With its array of tasty delicacies and numerous festivals, Japan is definitely well worth visiting during spring. If you’re not a fan of extreme temperatures, spring is, perhaps, the best time for ...

  • New Year, New Beginnings

    With its festive, celebratory atmosphere, and lots of great food to be had, the start of the year is one of the best times to pay Japan a visit. Visiting a shrine on New Year’s DayOf all the nume...