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Vegetarian and Vegan in Tokyo: The Ultimate Guide

Vegan in Tokyo Fruits
Awareness of vegetarian and vegan lifestyle is increasing in Japan, there's even a vegan ice cream shop in Harajuku now - but there are still many challenges to being a vegetarian or vegan in Tokyo. In this article with the help of Shimizu Sensei (our resident vegetarian and cooking master) we hope to equip you with some [...]

Essential Oils – Fragrance Away Your Teen’s Moods

essential oils bed
Do you find yourself reminiscing about the ‘good old days’? When you were a nervous, new parent? And wondered how YOU were going to be able to look after your little “bundle of joy”? Before you even realised it, a retinue of self-appointed advisors showed up. Friends, relatives, neighbours, and the occasional strangers - knew [...]

10 Most Popular Wagashi Traditional Japanese Sweets

traditional-wagashi
Japanese food is revered around the world for its delicious and subtle flavor combinations, in addition to its beautiful presentation. You are presumably familiar with all manner of Japanese cuisine from sushi to soba, but how much to you know about traditional Japanese sweets, otherwise known as “wagashi”? Today we will be taking a look [...]

Top 5 Vegan Protein Powders in Japan

top 5 vegan protein powders
Any vegan can attest that there are certainly challenges that come with their dietary choices, and while confirming the contents of food becomes second nature, sometimes it is more difficult to find the vegan option you are looking for, especially if you live in Japan. Protein powders are a clear example of this difficulty. Whether [...]

Occupational Physician in Japan – All you need to know

Occupational Medicine In Japan – Does your work place have an Occupational Physician (産業医)?
Occupational physician In Japan might not be a term you are familiar with. Whether you just moved to Japan or have been living here for years, if you are an active member of the workforce the question of workplace medicine and health is sure to have crossed your mind at some point. Having said this, [...]

Top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan!

Top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan! Kyoto, Tokyo and more!
The top 15 places to experience a matcha tea ceremony in Japan can be hard to find. With many adulterated ceremony's catered to tourists. In today’s HealthyTOKYO article we will be taking a look at 15 places around Japan where you can enjoy the most traditional matcha tea ceremony for yourself. The Japanese tea ceremony, [...]

Matcha vs Green Tea – What’s the difference?

Matcha vs Green Tea - What's the difference? Chinese vs Japanese matcha powder comparison
Matcha vs Green Tea – the terms and flavors of these two teas have infiltrated all sorts of food products over and above the teacup. It can be a commonly held perception these two teas are one in the same. Put simply, they are not. While both matcha and green tea come from the same [...]

Benefits of Apple cider vinegar in Japan

Benefits of Apple cider vinegar in Japan
Apple cider vinegar in Japan may be something you come across whilst looking around on the Internet in search of home remedy health tips. While the word “vinegar” may be off-putting due to its association with a sour taste or its strong smell, many blog posts and health gurus heap praises on drinking this apparent [...]