Ever wonder what to buy with the last 1000 yen you have at the end of your Japan trip? Sure, you could exchange it before leaving—but as it's only around $10 and with the exchange rate and after the fees are taken out, you’re not left with a whole lot.
Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why the subtropical island didn’t offer many spicy foods in the past.
Daiso is one of Japan’s 100-yen shop brands, known for offering a massive variety of unique and quirky products. Almost everything can be bought for a mere 100 yen (that’s less than a dollar!), with only a few exceptions.
Japan has a long tradition of making sweets and snacks from rice. Especially Japanese rice crackers are a favorite of the nation and you can buy them in all sorts of shapes and flavors at supermarkets and convenience stores.
When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind? For some people it might be fried chicken or pizza. There is a great variety of things people might say, but when it comes to Japanese comfort food, many might think of different fried teats like karaage or katsu.