Japan’s unique flavours are perfect for various celebrations. Japanese delicacies can turn an evening with your loved one into a unique experience. A Japanese-style romantic dinner will be perfect if both of you like unusual flavours, and are looking for a unique culinary experience.

A Japanese dinner for two

Choosing the right venue and theme is crucial for a successful date. A date, de-to (デート) in Japanese, is a unique opportunity to impress your other half or the person aspiring to this title. If your partner enjoys the atmosphere of the Land of the Rising Sun and Japanese food, a Japanese-style romantic dinner is sure to be a delight to them. What do the Japanese do on dates? They go to the movies, restaurants, drive-in cinemas, karaoke places or parks. The place for the date, the de-to supotto (デートスポット), is of tremendous importance.

Dishes for a romantic dinner

What dishes should you choose if you want to have a unique Japanese-styled dinner? You can of course always choose sushi. This Japanese delicacy has gained fans all over the world. The delicate flavour and carefully chosen ingredients of true Japanese sushi are sure to make your evening an enjoyable experience. When on a date with your other half, you can also opt for ramen – traditional meat-based soup with noodles, vegetables and high-quality meat, or udon – soup with unique, thick noodles.

Romantic expressions in Japanese

How to charm your partner with Japanese romantic expressions? Here are some affectionate words that you can use:

  1. I love you: aishite imasu (愛しています), aishiteru (愛してる), aishiteru yo (愛してるよ) – if you are a man, and aishiteru wa (愛してるわ) – if you are a woman
  2. I like you: suki desu (好きです), Suki da (好きだ), suki dayo (好きだよ) – if you are a man, and suki yo (好きよ) – if you are a woman

The Japanese term for a couple is rabu rabu (ラブラブ), and comes from English (love, love).

Japanese romantic movies

Not everyone is a fan of Japanese cinema. However, when it comes to romance, Japan boasts many great movies which you can watch on a Japan-inspired date. A couple of popular movies of this kind include: Sekai no chushin de ai wo sakebu (2001), Kimi ni todoke (2010), Paradise Kiss (2011), Tokyo Tower (2005), Tenshi no koi (2009) or Hanamizuki (2010).

Japanese-style dates

A Japanese date will be perfect if your other half likes Japanese culture or cuisine. It is also a good idea if you are looking for something completely different, something that steps out of the bounds of traditional dates.

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