TKG (Tamago Kake Gohan): Is It Safe?

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Tamago Kake Gohan (TKG) is one of the simplest (and tastiest) dishes in Japan. It used to be a breakfast staple for many Japanese people but slowly lost out to pastries and other quick food options. It’s basically just rice and egg, but many travelers are turned off by it at first… because it’s made with raw egg. Raw and … Read More

Tokyo Coffee Culture: Here’s Why You’re Gonna Love It

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This may surprise you, but Tokyo coffee culture is among the best in the world. In fact, there are even some US shops that have locations here. I’m not talking about Starbucks (although there are plenty of them) but smaller cafes that you’d never expect. Blue Bottle, from the West coast and Gorilla Coffee from Brooklyn, NYC both have locations … Read More

Are You Scared Of Natto?

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If you’ve heard of Natto (pronounced like gnat toe), then you’ve probably heard warnings about it, too. This strange concoction is extremely popular in Japan, but not many people know about it outside the country… And those who do are often freaked out by it. We’ve heard the smell compared to dirty socks and cheese. We’ve also heard it just … Read More

Traveling To Japan For The First Time? 37 Things To Know Before You Go

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It’s hard to know what to expect when traveling to Japan for the first time. While you probably have a general idea about what Japanese culture is like, much of this is based on what’s become popular internationally. It’s easy to learn about sushi and ramen, to see gorgeous photos of high-tech Tokyo and ancient Kyoto, and novelties like cat … Read More

How long to stay in Osaka? It depends on 3 things…

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Osaka is underrated. It’s usually described as a nightlife city with little else to see and do. As a result of this perception, most people just pass through on their way to Kyoto or skip it all together. This is a mistake—especially for foodies. Street food, markets, and even Michelin starred restaurants are everywhere. They are usually cheaper than the … Read More