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Shio-Koji – The Secret Marinade That’s Full of Flavour

Shio-Koji - The Secret Marinade That's Full of Flavour

Shio-koji has sweeping Japan by storm recently, but what is it? How can you use it? What makes it so delicious? Discover the secret marinade that you’ve loved all along!

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Essential Ingredients for Classic Dishes

Deliciously Essential Japanese Cooking Ingredients

Get the low down on just what to do with all those ingredients and which to use for your favourite Japanese dishes. Read More…

Must Try Heat Beating Cheats From Japan

Must Try Heat Beating Cheats From Japan

Phew, summer has finally arrived! If you’re already melting like a microwaved ice lolly, read on to learn how Japan beats the heat!

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Father’s Day Gift Round-Up


Father’s Day is rapidly approaching. If you’ve been struggling to find the perfect gift for someone special, why not take some inspiration from Japan and celebrate Father’s Day Japan style!

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It is here! Exclusive Online Savings at


For a limited time only, Japan Centre’s Online Shop is offering huge savings on some of our most popular items. Read on to find out more.

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Win A Trip For Two To Japan at F:EAST JAPAN 7 – 8 June


Don’t miss F:east Japan this weekend 7th – 8th June at Japan Centre Piccadilly. This weekend long event sees the store taken over by delicious food stalls, free craft workshops, food demonstrations and an amazing prize draw to win a trip for two to Japan courtesy of JAL and, as well as more fantastic prizes! For more event info and details on how to enter see the F:east Japan website.


EVENT: Free Tofu Tasting & Gift Event


 Free stuff, delicious food! What more could you want from a weekend? 

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Make Everything Delicious: How to use Japanese Mayonnaise

QP!Confounding, delicious. If you’ve got a bottle of Japanese mayo staring at you from the back of a cupboard or shelf, here’s how to use it.

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There’s Something About the Bear – We ♥ Kumamon!


Kumamoto’s mascot Kumamon is tasked with promoting Kumamoto, but how has a character concerned with advertising holiday hotspots and delicious regional produce ended up lecturing at Harvard or meeting the Imperial couple!? Discover what it is about the bear that makes us love him so.

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Let’s Celebrate Children’s Day!

Children's Day


Children’s Day is right around the corner on 5th May! Celebrated in honour of boys, much in the same way Hina Matsuri is celebrated for girls, the celebrations for Children’s Day have a long history. Learn all about Japan’s Children’s Day fun and traditions here.

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