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  • CREATIVE COLLABORATORS

    No company can achieve success without a network of trusted suppliers and partners. Here are some of the firms that Conde House regularly works with. SHOWA LUMBER Lending support to the biggest fu...

  • HIROSHIMA’s One-of-a-kind okonomiy...

    You can’t say you’ve visited Hiroshima until you’ve tasted the local favourite, okonomiyaki. If you’ve eaten this fried pancake dish elsewhere in the country, you will notice that the version served h...

  • All aboard the HELLO KITTY Shinkan...

    Love trains and Hello Kitty? Then you’re in for a treat when you step onboard the Hello Kitty Shinkansen, run by West Japan Railway Company, or JR West. The service plies the Sanyo Shinkansen route, b...

  • Meet KATSUNORI INAGAKI

    How healthy do you have to be to pull a rickshaw? You definitely have to be healthy. But to be honest, there’s a certain way to pull the rickshaw so anyone can do it. You have to lift the bar to a ...

  • The iconic Itsukushima Shrine

    The most famous site on Miyajima is undoubtedly the Itsukushima Shrine with its striking red O-Torii. Itsukushima, or “island of worship”, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was orig...

  • Magical MIYAJIMA

    Mention Hiroshima and the first thing people will think of is the atomic bomb. Hiroshima has embraced this legacy and built monuments to commemorate that moment during World War II. But in the nearly ...

  • A WINNING TOUCH

    Alma by Juan Amador’s reputation precedes its creations. The modern European restaurant has a single Michelin star and bears the name of legendary celebrity Chef Juan Amador. There is also a powerful ...

  • PUTTING STOCK in Singaporeans’ lov...

    When we opened our first outlet in Singapore in 2003, we knew that we were bringing a much-loved household name from Japan. We were also committed to staying true to our Japanese roots. The Meidi-Ya b...

  • PERFECT PAIRING

    Say Japanese sake and the usual suspects of sashimi, ramen, tempura and grilled meats come to mind immediately as the ideal complements. But what if you paired sake with Italian cuisine? The idea isn’...

  • FALLING for sake and fruit

    Perhaps the leaves are still green when you crack open a bottle of hiya oroshi. Or you may be accepting a small porcelain cup of akiagari from a friend under flaming foliage and a full moon. Maybe, yo...

  • A magnificent restoration

    More than a year after reopening to the public in June 2018, Nagoya Castle’s authentically restored Honmaru Goten Palace still draws the crowds for its historic interior architecture and lavish, gold-...

  • Cold noodles for HOT DAYS

    The streets of Japan come alive with annual festivals and parades to mark the summer months, as locals and tourists alike relish in unbridled celebration. But as the balmy days of spring give way to s...