That also means that eating fruit as part of a daily, balanced diet is not a Japanese custom. What you may have grown up thinking of as an after school snack, in Japan is a delicacy, reserved at first only for the noble class, and later for special ceremonial meals like weddings and funerals.
Unlike the larger, orange Halloween pumpkins you might be familiar with, kabocha are small and dark green with a hard, tough rind. Inside, however, they are more familiar: deep orange in color and sweet in taste.
As summer winds down, sharp-eyed travelers in Japan will notice small orchards full of short, broad topped trees supported by wires and protected with mesh nets. These are pear trees and they produce one of autumn’s tastiest treats, nashi.
It was in the early spring season that we went to Minamichita, a beach town of the Aichi prefecture. When we entered the Minamichita area, we could see the blue sea on one side of the road all over our way.
Here are some hints about shopping for food in Japan so you`re not unpleasantly surprised when you make that next meal for all your friends and family.
Ehime is located on the smallest island of Japan, Shikoku island, more than 500 kilometres far from Tokyo. The biggest city in Ehime is Matsuyama. You will find the combination of modernity and tradition in this city.
Just 50 minutes outside of Tokyo, the famous Dragon Blueberry and Strawberry Farm in Chiba Prefecture has attracted visitors from within Japan and beyond. Its greenhouse style farm allows each individual all-you-can-eat strawberries for half an hour, leaving visitors to wander their vibrant green rows and indulge in the honey-sweet taste of strawberries straight from the source!
There are so many areas famous for producing fruits around Toyo. The fresh fruits right from the trees, etc. will offer you the deliciousness different from those you get from the city. Here are some of the fruit producing areas that we recommend.