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  • A full-filling journey

    In Aichikogen-Okumikawa, you’ll find your all-time food faves but with a twist—think pizza with local ayu fish, curry rice shaped like a dam, and deep-fried wild boar....

  • Face Off

    Ceramics artist Takahiro Koga has designed a unique style of sake cups inspired by samurai armour. If you’ve ever had sake, you would have noticed that sake cups, or ochoko, come in different s...

  • Gifts from nature

    From mountain mist-sheltered tea to sake made with spring water, it’s easy to bring home a piece of Aichikogen-Okumikawa for family and friends....

  • Eat and rest well in the Aichi Hig...

    After a detox holiday in the countryside here, Aichikogen-Okumikawa, you’ll return feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Ever felt like you need another holiday after your holiday? Well, that won’...

  • New Year, New Tastes

    Winter may have arrived in Japan but we can still look forward to many delicious and celebratory foods of the season. When the temperature drops, it’s the time to harvest hardier crops like cit...

  • Let’s visit Obama!

    The pretty seaside city of Obama in south-west Fukui Prefecture has long had ties with the ancient capital of Kyoto as well as China and the Korean Peninsula. The city also marks the starting point of...

  • Drinking for the Sake of it

    Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore General Manager Cheong Hai Poh talks about Singaporeans’ growing love for sake. As a three-decade veteran of the hospitality industry, Cheong Hai Poh’...

  • Have a Rice day

    “In Japan, autumn is the harvest season for rice. One special way to enjoy Japanese rice is to try it in the form of kiritampo. This sticky tubular rice cake snack is a speciality of Akita Prefecture,...

  • That’s a Wrap

    Try your hand at furoshiki, the long-lost art of cloth wrapping that is making a comeback in Japan. Have you heard of furoshiki? The traditional Japanese fabric has long been used as an elegant...

  • Sweet like sugar

    If there is one season for foodies to look forward to in Japan, it is autumn, when the sticky heat and humidity of summer lifts and cooler, crisp weather arrives. The Japanese believe this seas...

  • Embracing the flavours of the worl...

    “Spago has always been about embracing different influences. Just as Singapore is a great cultural mash-up, so is Los Angeles, which is home to the original restaurant. We’re surrounded by many differ...

  • Bending towards the future

    Learn how magewappa artisan Yoshimasa Shibata is keeping Akita woodcraft tradition alive in everyday modern life. If you’ve travelled to Japan, chances are you’ve seen the uncoated cedar wood b...