Japanese Kaiseki

Japanese Kaiseki

Part of the ryokan experience includes eating local dishes. The Yamazakura restaurant in Hotel Okada serves kaiseki.  Kaiseki is a multi-course traditional Japanese dinner made with seasonal ingredients. The portion sizes may seem small, but was filling after having everything.

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Hot Springs in Hakone

Hot Springs in Hakone

Hakone is a popular destination because it is close to Tokyo and famous for hot springs. Hotel Okada is a ryokan, Japanese style inn, with the main attraction being a public hot spring and foot bath. I can’t remember why…

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First Trip in Japan: Hakone

First Trip in Japan: Hakone

Since international travel to Japan isn’t an option right now, the government will launch a new campaign for people already in the country to travel domestically. It will offer large discounts for day and overnight trips from the end of…

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Animal Cafés

Animal Cafés

Have you heard about the different animal cafés Japan is known for? You can eat, drink and play with animals all in one place. Since the first cat café opened, other animals have become popular. There are cafés for: •Dogs…

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A Summer Experience: Wearing Yukata
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A Summer Experience: Wearing Yukata

Although we are no longer on lockdown, things aren’t back to “normal.” Summer time in Japan is typically full of festivals and other fun activities. A lot of big events have been canceled and it’s still recommended to practice social…

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