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Grab a Bowl While It’s Hot!
In our last blog entry, we have briefly touched on the Hokkaido must-have food experiences. Perhaps it would have piqued your interest in trying some of the local delicacies when you visit. Well y...
The Hokkaido Must-have Food Experience
This June, Genshirin Buffet and Yukiguni Buffet are introducing two seasonal treats from their selections: miso ramen and seafood rice bowl! The miso ramen is flavored with miso, a traditional ...
Rakugo, the Fallen Words II
As we have previously illustrated in this post, rakugo is one of the most traditional forms of entertainment in Japan. About a week ago, we were fortunate enough to have Master Sanshoutei Yumemaru...
The Art of Vegetable Carving
For many, Japan has been considered the origin for fruit and vegetable carving. These elaborated decorative garnishes is called Mukimono and can be traced back to ancient times. Sources say tha...
Rakugo, the Fallen Words
Rakugo is an entertainment form in Japan with a very long tradition. It involves a single storyteller on stage telling comical stories, using not more than a paper fan or a small cloth as props. ...
Celebrate En-nichi in Modern Ways
En-nichi, the "Holy Day", is a very common holiday in the Japanese culture. It is originally to celebrate the special relation with deities in either Shinto or Buddhism, and it falls on any day that h...
Take the Best of Takimoto Home With You
The moon-shaped “Oni no Maru-zuki” has been the most popular gift set in our Yunomachi Gift Shop for over twenty years now as well as a favourite among our guests.
This traditional dessert is a type o...
The Power Spots of Noboribetsu
There is no better way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and to experience nature than a stay at Noboribetsu Onsen. In addition, with visits to the following "power spots", you will e...
The Sake Sommelier: Kikisake-shi
Most of us are used to getting suggestions on our wine choices and pairing food with different types of wine, but few of us has a clear idea on how to pick out a bottle of sake to enhance the enjoymen...
A Feast of Spring Flavors
Spring is a great time to celebrate a lot of things. The warming days, the blooming flowers, and your awakening taste buds. This season, our gourmet chefs have prepared three special dishes for your e...
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