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Japan Food Guide: Famous Dishes of Tohoku, Japan’s Leading Gourmet Area

Aomori, Hirosaki And Hachinohe Other Japanese Food

The Tohoku region consists of six prefectures: Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata and Fukushima. Also with an abundance in nature and majestic landscapes, including the sea, mountains, and rivers, there are many ingredients born from the Tohoku Region’s local features. Deliciously fattened beef and fresh seafood from the Sanriku Coast and Sea of Japan. Fresh rice, vegetables and fruits. And of course, with all these ingredients, there are also a number of local dishes born out the harsh living environment of the cold weather, many that exquisitely make use of these ingredients. There are many charming aspects of the Tohoku Region. Today, we’d like to introduce you to some of them, starting with some famous gourmet dishes.

Add Some Zen To Your Life With These 10 Perfect Souvenirs From Japan!

Ikebukuro Household Goods Stores

Tokyu Hands is the place to go for made in Japan products that add just the right touch to your home and everyday lifestyle. Tokyu Hands is a DIY home improvement retailer located near hub train stations like Shibuya and Shinjuku in Tokyo. There are even a few overseas locations as well. Each floor is chartered by genre and as you explore you can’t help but get excited as your eyes dart from item to item. Tokyu Hands’ motto is “hints for everyday living,” and the items found at the store add a bit a joy to your daily routine while being practical and functional. Let’s take a look at 10 items found at Tokyo Hands that are sure to find their way into your suitcase as souvenirs. In this article: ・Omamori Lip Balm ・Silhouette Soy Sauce Bowl ・Cat Massager ・Tea Pen ・Rice Topping Pen ・Penguin Soy Sauce Dispenser ・Cat Arm Back Scratcher ・Cat Tea ・Banana Holder ・Ninja Tea Cup

Become a True Gundam Pilot - Stepping into the P.O.D. at a Tokyo Arcade! (Video)


Japan and robots go together like a hotdog and mustard. One of the nation’s most famous robot exports is known worldwide simply as “Gundam.” What started out as an anime has become a huge franchise with its own games, movies, and even a life-sized statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba. What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a way to pilot your very own Gundam robot!

First Trip in Osaka? Read this Quick Guide on What to Look For

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Downtown

Osaka has a population of 2.7 million and is western Japan’s center of transit and commerce. With Kansai International Airport and the bullet train stop Shin Osaka Station, it sees plenty of travelers as the front gate of Kansai. It also faces the Osaka Bay and has been a window of trade both domestic and international since long ago, so it has long been a financial center. Even now, the city center boasts plenty of commercial districts with many outlets to shop and eat in. The outskirts have residential areas and pockets of beautiful nature, including historical buildings, giving Osaka plenty to see.

(Tohoku Japan Guide) Akita’s Dakigaeri Gorge: Refreshing Cobalt Blue Stream and Vibrant Fall Foliage

Surrounding Areas Of Akita Rivers, Lakes & Canyons

Dakigaeri Gorge (Dakigaeri Keikoku) in Senboku City located in the eastern part of Akita Prefecture is great spot to view autumn leaves. Every year from early October to early November the virgin forest turns vibrant with autumn leaves, and the contrast with the cobalt blue stream will wash away your daily stress. Here are the highlights of the one way 30 minute hiking course.

How Long Should You Stay in Japan? These 6 Visitors Share Why They Regret Not Staying Longer

Tokyo Station

Whether you’re thinking of stopping in Japan on a tour of Asia, or you want to visit a few different places within Japan, it can be hard to decide exactly how much time you need in each spot. There’s so much to do and so much to see! Especially among Taiwanese – seeing as they are about a four-hour flight away – there are some tourists who only spend a few nights in Japan, but they’ve told us that they really regret not staying longer! So, what is it that made them love Japan so much, they didn’t want to go back home?

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