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Honke Jubei

This lively and well-loved sushi restaurant has a great location near the Nishiki market and large department stores. The menu has a variety of traditional Kyoto-style sushi...

Suehiro

Located south of Kyoto’s Imperial Palace, this sushi restaurant was founded nearly 200 years ago, and is currently run by the 9th generation master chef.

Yanagiya

For many locals, this is their regular sushi fix, and its location on Sanjo Street in central Kyoto makes it a tourist favorite as well.

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All About Japanese Food Culture

Seasonal Japanese Food

2. What is eaten for Children’s Day?

May 5th is Children’s Day, a Japanese national holidays established in 1948, that is also referred to as Boys’ Festival. This holiday is widely enjoyed as a day to celebrate the growth of both boys and girls.

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1. Enjoy Sakura Season in April

Sakura cherry blossoms, which announce the coming of spring, are at their best throughout Japan in April. Because Japan stretches north to south, February is the peak for cherry blossoms in Okinawa in the southern part of the country, and they reach full bloom around May in Hokkaido in the north. While the peak varies across the country, April is when cherry trees are in full bloom on Honshu, the largest of Japan’s islands.

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Japanese Sake

5. Characteristics of Japanese Sake

There are many distinct kinds of sake due to various factors at the breweries where it is manufactured. What exactly is the alcohol percentage of sake?

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4. Types of Japanese Sake

Like beer and wine, Japanese sake is categorized as “brewed alcohol”. And similar to how beer is made from malt and wine from grapes, sake is created through the alcoholic fermentation of rice.

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