Monthly Archives: Sep 2017

KINKOKAKU – a secret hideout Ryokan in TOKYO

Japanese Ryokan

Do you prefer to stay in a Western style hotel or in a very unique place that you can never experience other than Japan? please give a thought for staying at a “Ryokan”, a Japanese classic and traditional style accommodation. You can in fact stay at a Ryokan even in a big city like Tokyo. Our recommendation is KINKOKAKU, in Akiruno-Shi. What is special about this place is that all their rooms are detached individual rooms like small houses. They have 5 different rooms/houses accommodating minimum 2 people maximum 8 people in one room. 3 of these rooms are location in front of River Akikawa. You would not believe this […]

How to Makeup using Japanese cosmetics

How to makeup like Japanese girls

Every woman has her own special technique for makeup. But Japanese girls’ techniques are very special and well worth trying. We would like to recommend KALOS for your reference. KALOS provides a number of demonstrations in movies featuring makeup methods, fashion, hairstyling, etc. All the beauty techniques you may find useful might be there! In this movie, a girl is introducing Japanese cosmetic brand, Chifure. Chifure is known by offering high quality cosmetics at a very reasonable price. You can shop them with Omotenashi Japan! Useful links: KALOS Instagram KALOS Facebook

How to cook Japanese dish easily and quickly

Delish Kitchen

Do you know the Japanese recipe site called “DELISH KITCHEN”? It is our favorite recipe site. It is very intuitive and easy to follow each procedure. If you have most of the ingredients, which are usually very common ingredients for any Japanese households, you can make a quick dish so easily with them. Even if you do not have all the ingredients, you can adapt the ideas or arrange it for your own dish. I tried this recipe this weekend, “Mentai mayonaise Imo Mochi”. Mentai is spicy cod roe, but I substituted it with pickles. Imo is potatoes. Mochi is rice paste, but you do not need it. All you […]

Do you miss Japanese rice?

Japanese rice

A lot of different types of rice is grown all over the world. Some are very similar to Japanese rice, but to be honest, not quite the same at all! It is only plain rice but you wouldn’t deny that Japanese rice is unique and totally different from others. Not to mention it plays such an important role in Japanese cooking and dish. There are absolutely no substitutes for it. Unfortunately, we, Omotenashi Japan do not have the official license to export Japanese rice to overseas. But we will always find out an alternative way to meet your needs!! We would herewith like to introduce some Japanese rice stockists who […]