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Best of Akita: BEST CROISSANT

// By Jessie Fast // I realize that one of the reasons Japanese people are generally so thin is because they eat next to no bread. Occasionally a melon pan, the rare sandwich or two. I see the wisdom of their avoidance of gluten-based carbs. However, that doesn’t change the fact that I love bread … Continue reading

Best Way to Enjoy the Fall Colours

// by Katie Yantzi // I’m all for autumn hikes, but with a season as damp and rainy as this year’s, hiking doesn’t strike me as the most desirable way of enjoying Akita’s burst of colourful leaves. Nor is a rain-soaked trek in the woods a good motivator for getting out of bed on a Saturday. So, last weekend, I … Continue reading

Best REAL Pizza

// by Katie Yantzi // I hadn’t realized how much I loved pizza before coming to Japan. Clearly, I’ve always known it was delicious, but I was surprised to find that good pizza was one of those comfort foods from home I really couldn’t live without. Sadly, most attempts to satisfy this craving in Japan … Continue reading

Best Hipster Coffeeshop Experience

// by Jessie Fast // During college, I spent 75% of my time holed up in a coffeeshop somewhere. Living just outside of Seattle (in a quaint little town with no fewer than ten café options within a three-mile radius) meant that I could spend that much time in a coffeeshop and still not see … Continue reading