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Your First Trip to Wakama: Japan's Treasure Trove of Nature and History

Wakayama, Koyasan Historical Places

Wakayama is located on the largest peninsula in Japan, the Kii Peninsula. Long known as the Land of Trees, it is blessed by many mountains and forests. There’s no shortage of vegetation and clean water, and since it’s the southmost area on Japan’s main island, its warm temperature makes it perfect for fruit farming. Wakayama City in the northeast houses the prefecture’s symbol, Wakayama Castle. Going east from the city, you’ll find Mount Takano, while going south will take you to the Nanki Shirahama Coast. Furthermore, going around the Kii Peninsula will bring you to the Nachi Falls. There’s plenty to see!

Inside 'Nazuki' - Tokyo Tsukiji's Newest Seafood Restaurant! Traditional Cuisine Meets Cutting-Edge Technology

Tsukiji Other Japanese Food

During the last century, Tsukiji achieved global fame as the home of Tokyo's most venerated fish market. Since the market uprooted to Toyosu in the Tokyo Bay area at the end of 2018, Tsukiji is now in the throes of revitalization. The newest seafood restaurant on the block, Nazuki, encapsulates the essence of this project aimed at breathing new life into the area. It's a fusion of traditional, refined seafood cuisine and the latest trends in digital art technology. Together they create an experience that is genuinely unlike anything else in the city.

(Video) OFF-KAi!!: An Akihabara Hair Salon for Anime Fans

Akihabara Other Health and Beauty

Have you ever watched anime and wished that you could rock a style as colorful and wild as the characters in Japanese animation? Your chance has arrived! Located in Akihabara, the heart of Japan’s otaku subculture, is a unique hair salon like none other in the world: OFF-KAi!! a hair salon that transforms customers into their favorite anime, manga, or game characters! LIVE JAPAN took a visit to see what it’s all about and to try out their services!

Delicious Uji Matcha Sweets from Kyoto that You’ll Want to Tell Everyone About

Kyoto Station, To-ji Temple Other Cafes and Sweets

Uji, found in Kyoto Prefecture, is a major tea production area in Japan, and Kyoto city, with many historical tea houses, is the king of matcha sweets. We’ve selected a few that you’re sure to remember. They’re so good that after taking one bite you will want to let someone know about it.

Tasting Umaibo – Japan’s Favorite Junk Food Snack!

Tokyo Station

Practically every culture has its tempting snack foods, and Japan is no exception! Umaibo – literally, “tasty stick” – are particularly popular in the country. Made of puffed corn and coming in unique flavors, they have a suggested retail price of 10 yen (less than a dime) – easily affordable by and appealing to kids. Many Japanese likely have warm memories of when they were children and would go to a neighborhood dagashiya (candy shop) and grab either a mentai aji (walleye Pollack roe flavor) or a corn potage flavor and gobble it up on the spot!

Japan Essential Disaster Information: What to do in Natural Disasters and Evacuations

According to statistics published by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the island nation saw a record number of foreign visitors in the first half of 2019. That said, it's also a well-known fact that Japan is one of the most natural disaster-prone countries in the world. What, then, should you do if you happen to meet up with an unfortunate incident during your visit? Many tourists wonder what sort of warning system Japan operates on, and some may also want to know how they can calmly seek refuge in times of disaster. These are likely questions that have come up in your mind before as well. This article is therefore designed to explain some basic facts and information about the natural disaster evacuation process in Japan, including what you should do if disaster strikes, how you can understand local directives, and advanced preparations you can make to ensure your well-being during an evacuation.

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