KATEIGAHO INTERNATIONAL Japan EDITION 2017 Spring / Summer
One of the feature contents is “The Magic of Matcha-Sweet recipes from a tea specialist”
If you associate this bright green, bittersweet powdered tea only with the tea ceremony or a morning take-out latte, think again. We suggest ways to enjoy the flavor of matcha in recipes ranging from…[Read more]
Foods NOT to avoid
I just realised this blog has been mostly doom and gloom, so let’s add a little positivity. This post will mention some delicious food you can buy when out and about, safe in the knowledge that it’s Gus Certified Vegan (a certification that you can trust as much as you would trust any stranger on the internet).
One thing that makes up for the relative absence of veg*n products in Japanese supermarkets is the extreme value and efficiency of the Japanese postal system. We’re often able to find the food we need in online stores based in Japan, paying less money than we would in a regular store. And because of the speed of delivery, w…[Read more]
Round 1 is a chain of arcade-like sports/amusement centers. For a fixed time, such as 2 or 3 hours, you have access to unlimited use of the facilities, such as ping pong tables, mini basketball courts, roller rinks, arcade games, batting cages, karaoke rooms, etc. There’s something for everyone.
Seasonal flower viewing is a wildly popular activity here. One of the first flowers to bloom, so associating it with the beginning of spring is the Japanese plum (ume, 梅), whose blossom ranges from white to dark pink, depending on the cultivar. And often there are ume matsuri (festivals) celebrating the plum blossom with c…[Read more]
Veg*n tourists coming to Japan will have a hard time finding somewhere to eat. Residents here know that the only way to survive for an extended period of time is to stock up your kitchen and get cooking, but if you’re only stopping by for a few days it may not be worth the effort finding a hostel or AirBnB with a kitchen. Plus, y…[Read more]
Super Rugby is about to kick-off for the 2017season. Super rugby is the pre-eminent international rugby competition historically consisting of regional teams from New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, with the recent inclusion of an Argentine team (Jaguares) and a Japanese team (Sunwolves). Among rugby competitions world-wide, the Super Rugby…[Read more]
As in America (or your home country), you can save quite a bit by buying in bulk. Perhaps more importantly, you can buy items that may otherwise be difficult to find in Japan. It’s also nice to stop by for a quick meal. Not that I don’t like Japanese food, but every now and then nothing tastes better than…[Read more]
Nana no Yu (菜々の湯) is a large bath house within walking distance of Keisei-Okubo station in Narashino, Chiba.
There several baths, such as carbonic acid bath, an electric(?!) bath, a stone barrel bath, an outdoor bath, and two saunas. There’s also a stone spa for an extra fee, which I haven’t tried yet. If you want to double-dip, there’s a lounge…[Read more]
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