Hokkaido with Hiroko: May 25th-June 6, 2017

Posted on May 19, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

Hokkaido with Hiroko, 2017, is approaching. On this newly re-constructed site, I will be feeding you the daily activities which we will enjoy in Hokkaido. Follow us! volcano crater walk, dipping in hot spring, onsen formal Japanese meal, onsen yukata, one of the most beautiful caldera lake, Lake Toya, volcano walk, soba (buckwheat) making class, horseback riding, Shiretoko-five lake tour, early morning canoeing, special cup of coffee prepared in the woods, varieties of...

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Latest News From Japan

Posted on Dec 30, 2016 in Hiroko's Blog

Here is some news from Japan on my latest stay just before the Christmas this year. Christmas has become a popular annual event. It is a necessity. No religious connection. Christmas-featured pastry, goods, gifts, Christmas tree, street light illuminations, songs related Christmas is everywhere. Christmas Eve Dinner has decided to be chicken thanks to Kentucky Fried Chicken’s decades long campaign. Restaurants (eat-in and take-out) feature and promote chicken Christmas...

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Unique Tour to Japan

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 in Hiroko's Blog

Join me Hokkaido with Hiroko next year (2017), a unique tour combining the best of the culinary and natural worlds of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. This is the second year of operation.  The complete information, including fare and application form, is available who which to receive them. Please write me at hiroko@hirokoskitchen.com or call me at 212-727-3085 (NYC). The tour is limited to nine (9) passengers.              ...

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Hokkaido with Hiroko, May, 2016

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

I have been operating a culinary and cultural tour of Japan for a very limited number of participants – less than dozen people in the past years. For the 2016 trip I am taking you to a very different destination: a visit to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido that is focused on the natural environment as well as the amazing local Japanese culinary scene. The tour has been thoroughly researched and experienced during my recent trip to Hokkaido, Japan. Here is the...

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2015 Culinary Tour to Japan with Hiroko Part 1

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Dear Allison, John, Jane and Steve, Thank you very much for joining the 2015 Culinary Tour to Japan with Hiroko. It was a great pleasure and honor to travel my country with you, a wonderful family. Here I am going to post some of the photos and comments from our journey. Second Day Very Early Morning: Stood in a line with tourists who had the exact same goal – have a sushi breakfast at one of sushi restaurants in the inside market of Tsukiji Fish Market. We waited...

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