Ishikawa Food Guide
Ishikawa is primarily known for its seafood, but also boasts great vegetables and even a nice culture surrounding green tea. Sake, soy sauce, and miso are also
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Genraiken is a famous ramen shop serving Kitakata-style ramen.
This luxury modern ski lodge is located in Niseko, in central Hirafu. It can be used as a luxury 4 bedroom home, or separately as two self contained 2 bedroom a
Located in the trendy Daikanyama area, this burger joint serves burgers made of 100% wagyu beef. Aside from the high-quality ground beef, the burger comprises a
Oka Soy Sauce Shop is a soy sauce specialty shop located in Takasaki City.
Located in Shizuoka, an area well known as a major production center of green tea, this farm offers an opportunity to learn everything about green tea. In addit
Shin-Yakushi-ji is a Buddhist temple in Nara, founded in 747. It is affiliated with the Kegon sect.
Since the Edo Period, mizutaki (chicken soup stock) has been recognized as part of southern Japan's distinct cuisine. Hinotori serves its ramen in a mizutaki so
Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo is a Pokemon specialty store located in the Eastern part of Ikebukuro. The store contains many Pokemon related goods, card games and l
Restaurant Luke is French style restaurant as well as wedding location.
Shibuya is often considered the centre of Japanese fashion and entertainment and one of those places you think of when you picture Tokyo in your mind. Here you
After moving to the Aomori Prefecture a couple months ago, I started taking advantage of the free time I had to see the sights of the more rural and mountainous
Buying souvenirs from gift shops can quickly get really expensive. More often than not, these items are overpriced and just not worth the money. For those looki
In April I was able to journey back to the town I called home from 1997 to 1999, Hiroshima. The experience was more magical than I could have hoped for. While
Kagoshima has a distinct local cuisine due to its location at the southernmost end of Kyushu, with some influence from Okinawa. Satsuma is the old name for Kago
The Pokemon fever continues in Japan. Although Pokemon has continued to be popular in Japan since its original release decades ago, it has witnessed a resurgen
Worried about bringing medicine to Japan? Here's a brief(?) rundown on how it goes in Japan. I want to make a quick disclaimer that I'm not an expert on this, t
There are some things that you should definitely get at McDonald's right now because they only sell them for a limited time! One of the most popular menu durin
When asking for snack recommendations from my Japanese labmates and fellow university students, several names would come up time and time again. Easily found at
Iwate is the prefecture with the largest landmass in Japan. It is on the Pacific coast in the northern Tohoku region. The capital city Morioka is famous for its
Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity he
Tokushima prefecture is a mountainous area located on the island of Shikoku. It is home to the first 23 temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage starting with temple
Famous for its gorgeous mountains and luxurious onsens (hot springs) Gunma is a nature lover's delight. Maebashi City, home to many parks and flower gardens, is
Shimane lies near the western tip of Japan's main island on the Sea of Japan side. Although sparsely populated it was once a center of trade with China, so it boasts a good number of important historic sites, including Matsue Castle.
Niigata prefecture has a long coastline facing the sea of Japan, because of this it was a critical port area during the Edo period in the 17th and 18th centurie
Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor
Kagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next
There’s a reason why over 10 million people visit Okinawa every year – Japan's southernmost island is a natural wonder, with pristine beaches, friendly people a