REGISTRATION OF VISA TO JAPAN. ADVICE TO TRAVELERS (part 1)
Relax in Japan every year is becoming easier. This is due not only to a significant reduction in the cost of tours, but also to a significant simplification of obtaining…

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CHRISTMAS IN TOKYO
Christmas in Japan is an amazing holiday. The capital of Japan is buried in thousands of colorful lights that will warm your heart even on the coldest December evening. The…

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Canons of awakening (part 1)
Despite the rather mild winters, with the exception of the northern island of Hokkaido, the onset of spring in Japan is expected throughout the country. In addition to the usual…

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Monthly Archives: November 2018

TOURIST NOTES. ALL ABOUT RAMEN (part 2)

But, of course, not a single ramen plate would be complete without a filling! Although there are no established rules for the filling and its choice lies entirely at the discretion of the chefs and visitors, in addition, there are regional trends. However, there are certain basic foods that can usually be found in ramen throughout the country, including tasu (chunks of pork), manma (seasoned bamboo shoots), spring onions, narutomaki (curly fish cakes), pickled boiled eggs and seaweed nori.

TYPES OF RAMEN
Types of ramen vary from island to island, from prefecture to prefecture, and even from season to season (there are at least 30 different types of regional ramen). The aforementioned Ramen Museum classifies Japanese ramen using three different scales – based on soup, seasoning and “style.” Continue reading

TOURIST NOTES. ALL ABOUT RAMEN (part 1)

Ramen (ラ ー メ ン) is one of the most beloved dishes in Japan. This noodle dish in a broth sprinkled with filling has won the hearts of gourmets around the world and often tops the list of what tourists plan to eat when purchasing tours to Japan. So, let’s take a closer look at one of Japan’s national culinary treasures.

HISTORY OF RAMEN
Historians did not agree on the date of the first appearance of ramen: what some consider the first primitive form of ramen, others do not recognize ramen and believe that it is too far from the modern version. According to information found in the Ramen Museum, some claim that this dish was eaten in Japan as far back as 1485 – based on extracts from the magazine of the famous priest (Inryokennichiroku), in which he claims to have served a Chinese ramen-like dish called “kaitimen” . Continue reading

19 THINGS YOU CAN’T DO IN JAPAN (part 2)

8. DO NOT BE ABUSED WITH STICKS
Before heading to Japan, learn how to use chopsticks (o-hashi). It is not that difficult. It’s enough to practice a little to impress the locals with their ability to deal with Japanese cutlery. Here are a few etiquette rules regarding chopsticks. Do not swing sticks over the dish, do not use them for pampering, for example, as drum sticks, do not point them at people. Always use two sticks; do not pierce food with one stick. Never put them directly in a bowl of rice and do not pass food to another person with the help of chopsticks – this will be considered a manifestation of a lack of education. Also, you can not use sticks in order to pull the dish to yourself. Do not lick or bite the tips of the sticks. Do not cross them in the shape of an “X”, do not put them on a plate. After stopping your meal, simply place the chopsticks in front of you on the left. Continue reading

TOP 5 PLACES WITH NEW YEAR'S ILLUMINATION IN TOKYO
GARDEN EBISU To get better acquainted with Tokyo illumination, head to the Ebisu Garden, which is located in the Shibuya area. Here you will come across an exciting city landscape:…

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FEATURES OF REGISTRATION OF A TOURIST VISA TO JAPAN (part 2)
Firstly, the Japanese are more willing to give visas to tourist groups, and secondly, the cost of visa services for travel agencies will be much cheaper. HOW TO GET A…

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Sakura blossom time (part 3)
It is customary to gather for picnics not only during the day, but also in the late evening and even at night, because at this time the blossoming sakura is…

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Travel to Japan
One of the most poetic Japanese customs is the observation of autumn leaf fall. It is at this magical time of the year that the country turns into bright colors…

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