Friday, June 24, 2022

How to eat Japanese SOBA noodles

Do you think Ramen is the only type of noodle available in Japan? Or, do you think Soba is the same as the Yakisoba you can buy at your nearest Japanese restaurant and Asian...
Kamakura Festival

Yokote Snow Festival Kamakura

One lovely winter tradition in Japan's colder regions is the "Kamakura”, which is a snow-house. It is said that the city of Yokote, Akita prefecture, has been celebrating a "Matsuri" or festival, featuring these...
Japan's handicrafts

Japan’s Handicrafts: Tomari-nata

Japan's handicrafts may seem like distant traditions, but they are actually much closer than you might think! The Consulate-General of Japan in Miami's very own Consul Okubo has a special connection to one of Toyama...
Taipei sightseeing restaurant bus

Taipei sightseeing restaurant bus fully booked on opening day

Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) Taipei's first-ever luxury restaurant bus launched its service Tuesday with fully booked tours of city landmarks and attractions and fine dining for passengers, according to the managers. Taipei Restaurant Bus CEO...

Adventures in Tohoku: Higashiyama Onsen, Fukushima Prefecture

On the eastern edge of Aizu-Wakamatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture and just 10 minutes from the city center is Higashiyama Onsen. Here, hot springs abound. One notable establishment, Harataki, is well worth checking out....

Jinrikisha Ride Experience in Japan

Step back in time and experience the Japan of old with a ride in this unique vehicle! The rickshaw, or "jinrikisha", was invented in Japan during the 19th century. At the time, these man-powered...
One of the artworks created by local artists Tuwak Tuyaw and Chen Shu-yen, which is displayed in Taimali Township. Photo courtesy of Taitung County government

Southern Taiwan highway art spicing up road travel

Taiwan South Link Highway is already renowned for its natural beauty, but a new art project has added to the allure of travel along the roadway connecting Taitung and Pingtung counties with 14 unique...
A duck dish by Cantonese restaurant Le Palais in Taipei. CNA file photo

Michelin Guide lists 34 restaurants in Taipei, Taichung

Michelin's 2021 gourmet food guide on Taiwan released on August 15 lists 29 restaurants in Taipei and five in Taichung, with Cantonese restaurant Le Palais in Taipei the sole three-star restaurant in the country...
National Center of Photography and Images.

Taipei named one of World’s Greatest Places by Time Magazine

Taipei has been named one of the World's Greatest Places by Time Magazine in its 2021 edition of the list, alongside 99 other destinations, including Antarctica and Osaka. According to Time, the opening of the National Center...

Cherry Blossom Season is Beginning in Japan!

To celebrate, we're highlighting a few of Japan's popular cherry blossom destinations. Each year from mid-March through the beginning of May, the cherry blossoms ("sakura" in Japanese) bloom across the country, starting in the...
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