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When is the Best Time to Visit Tokyo

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Tokyo is an incredible city that sees visitors from all over the world. It’s a mix of Japanese tradition with modern city life, and a futuristic twist. Tokyo always has something interesting going on. However, there are certain times of the year when a visit to Tokyo is amplified by fantastic weather and unique events. […]

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7 Things to Do in Gion District in Kyoto

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Dating back to the middle ages, the Gion District of Kyoto is one of the city’s most famous attractions. History here is preserved well and is a part of the everyday scene. This is the place to see Geishas, enjoy traditional tea, and experience the ‘real’ Japan. If you’re visiting Kyoto, here are 7 things […]

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9 things to eat in Nishiki Market

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Before you head over, you need to create a checklist of what you need to eat at the Nishiki Market. Below, we have listed out 9 of our favourite things eat when browsing this incredible food market. Japanese pickles Standing outside the Uchida pickle shop of Nishiki might lead one to believe time has reversed. […]

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Collaboration with Niigata Prefecture

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Cooking Sun has the privilege to promote the food and kitchenware of Niigata prefecture on October – December 2017 within their ‘Niigata in 10′ project.  Niigata Prefecture locates in northern part of Japan about 2 hours by Shinkansen from Tokyo. It is famous for great nature which help foods grown rich from its pure water […]

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Ichiran (Osaka)

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~By Maddy (UK)~ Ichiran Ramen sits by the river in Osaka’s famous Dotonbori. It’s easily identifiable by the queue which snakes from its door and down the promenade. Don’t let this put you off, though – the ramen is totally worth the wait, and so is the experience. The wait can be considerable, though, so […]

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Chinese New Year at Japanese Cooking Class

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The news of Chinese travelers coming to Japan for Chinese New Year is always covered in the Japanese media, but even more so this year because the number of tourists is expected to be the highest in history; and for many shops and restaurants, the influx of visitors can really help their business! We are a cooking studio, not […]

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Patrick

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Since we started this Japanese cooking class in April 2014, we were fortunate to have more than 1,000 customers to date. I am in the cooking studio about 95% of the time, so I meet and greet almost every guest. I won’t lie and say I remember every single person, but there are so many that […]