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Answered about 3 years ago

I have a dairy allergy. Which popular foods will I have to avoid

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I think using dairy products are not very common in traditional Japanese cuisine so there are not any common foods you should be particular about, but it is better to check with the chef. Sweets like matcha pancake, matcha cookie, matcha cake contain butter or milk so you should avoid them. 

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Answered about 3 years ago

What is the best way to get around japan?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It depends on from where to where you are traveling, but train or bus are usually everywhere in Japan. If you are traveling in rural areas, public transportation may be limited, so using rental cars might be better. If you are traveling far away, using Shinkansen or air plane would be another sol...

Answered about 3 years ago

where do i get japanese green tea

leo leo, Living in Japan

If you would like to taste "Macha" and experience "Sado (the way of tea)", I recommend Jidaiya in Asakusa (http://www.jidaiya.biz/index-e.html). They provide Sado experience with the reservation in advance. You don't have to prepare any materials or equipment. According to the website, they will ...

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Answered about 3 years ago

where do i get japanese green tea

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

If you have a chance to be in a supermarket, every supermarket has several kinds of green tea.If you are looking for something nicer, Ippodo in Marunouchi (near Tokyo Station) or Ocharaka in Nihonbashi might be good places. They have nice packaging, too.Ippodo: http://www.ippodo-tea.co.jp/shop/ma...

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BE A LOCAL Report 5 - Japanese Tea Ceremony experience with two ladies from Canada

BE A LOCAL Report 5 - Japanese Tea Ceremony experience with two ladies from Canada

BE A LOCAL is a part of Hub Japan’s service to match local Japanese people and tourists from overseas. There are various plans posted. Monica and Malini from Canada requested the plan to experience Japanese tea ceremony at a Japanese mother’s house. It was Monica’s third time and Malini’s second...

Answered about 3 years ago

We will have 21 days in Japan come October,6days in Tokyo and the rest travelling.We plan to get JR rail pass for 14 days and were wondering what pass would be best for our stay in Tokyo.We plan to visit Kamakura,Nikko and maybe Hakone.Any suggestions?

kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

All the places you've listed: Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone, are great and recommended to visit from Tokyo :)Especially in Hakone or Nikko (or Kinugawa, it's about 10 minutes drive from Nikko), I would like to recommend to stay in an Onsen Ryokan at least a night. Experiencing a stay in Onsen Ryokan wo...