Japanese food culture, Food event in Tokyo, Japanese unique ingredients and classes
I saw interesting TV channel late last year that shows tourism exit polls. The TV crew asked tourists where was the most memorable or impressed place in Japan at the airport during their stay.
The program is very interesting and kept me in front of TV for 2 hours. I often show the ranking to cooking class students to make sure they won't miss interesting places.
Top 25 ranking 1 to 3
Mainly watching or taking picture Especially, the place "chureito" at chinkura-asama park in Fuji-yoshida city is the best spot to watching Mt. Fuji. You can see Mt.Fuji and five storied pagoda in the view. Moreover, when its's the cherry blossom season, you can see picturesque view there. https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6917.html
Yes, Enjoy Sushi in Japan‼
Have you heard Edomae-zushi? This kind of sushi is traditional style and is served by professional skilled sushi chef. Each sushi pieces are seasoned in certain way that is considered by sushi chefs in their restaurant. Most of sushi doesn't require soy sauce for dipping. This is a kind of manner that eat the sushi pieces without soy sauce since the ingredients on top of rice has seasoned by the chef. I recommend you to try the edomae -zushi in Japan. You will enjoy the combination of fresh piece of seafood, the seasonings and certain softness of rice at once in your mouth.
Edomae- sushi has already seasoned. I don't recommend to dip soy sauce.
My recommendation for sushi restaurant in Tokyo.
Sushisei many branches in Tokyo area ( Tokyo station, ginza, shinjuku and more area) . Any branches hadn't disappointed me.
Sushi bar shutoku honten and nigoten
3 Services in Japanese accommodations such as hotel, ryokan
Many people told me in my cooking class that they were impressed the service and the hospitality in Japanese accommodations. Tourists have stress-free to check in to check out. One of the notified function ( activity??) in the accommodation is taking bath. Most Japanese style accommodations furnish huge bath area, that allows numbers of people take the bath at the same time. You don't need to bring your own soap and shampoo, those are furnished as well. Just bring a towel and a bath towel to the bath.
Commonly we Japanese take a bath everyday at home. Plenty of warm water heals our body and mind at the end of the day for relaxing time. What I expect. I believe not only me, to taking a big bath is relaxing in huge bath with plenty of water without restrictions. Also food is great too. The accommodations serve the dinner in Kaiseki style. That certain kind of meal course which contains variety of ingredients in season and different cooking method, such as beautiful appetizer tray, fresh seafood sashimi, elegant dashi broth soup, grilled fish or meat, cooked vegetables in dashi broth, tempura. During dinner time, the accommodation staff prepare fluffy futon, sleeping mat and comforter in each room. This flow, taking bath, having nice dinner, laying down in clean and fluffy futon make us so relaxing and give us happiness. I also recommend the tourist to have such above-and- beyond service in Japan.