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For the Best Rice Bowls in Japan, Try Majidon, Using Minami-Uonuma Rice!

Mention Minami-Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture, and rice will come to the mind of most Japanese. Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari is famous as Japan's top brand of rice, prized for its exceptional taste. When it was suggested that restaurants in this town make their biggest rice bowls made with Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari, top-class chefs rose to the challenge, offering their own versions of Majidon, or "serious" rice bowls!

Yomiuriland Jewellumination

Yomiuriland Jewllumination, a popular illumination event in Tokyo where elegant jewel-like lights are lit, enhancing Tokyo’s night view, is back for 2018!

Ashikaga Flower Park “Hikari no Hana no Niwa”

Ashikaga Flower Park is a flower theme park located in Tochigi Prefecture’s Ashikaga City,around 80 kilometers from Tokyo.
Flowers are available for viewing year-round in the park’s 92,000 square-meter area.
During the winter event “Hikari no Hana no Niwa,” the entire park is lit up with a colorful and beautiful illumination.

Saitama – Kawagoe Matsuri

The official name of Kawagoe Matsuri is “Kawagoe Hikawa Matsuri,” and it has a long history of over 360 years. It is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the festival, spectacular floats that carry elaborate dolls parade through the streets. The daytime is a great chance to see the ornate detailing on each float up close. At night, enjoy the fantastical atmosphere while watching the floats illuminated with colorful lights.

[Tokyo] A Shopping District for Cooking Utensils! The 35th Kappabashi Dougu Matsuri (Kappabashi Tool Festival)

“Kappabashi Dougu Street” is a shopping district between Tokyo’s Asakusa and Ueno areas that extends around 800 meters from north to south.
It is an interesting shopping district, where around 170 shops all related to “food” items all gather, selling the obvious items like cooking utensils and tableware, as well as other things like restaurant signboards.
A large-scale tool festival is held annually in October, during which there are great sales and even lotteries! There are also food stalls set up during the festival, so you can enjoy delicious food too!

Kanagawa – Japan’s Largest Halloween Event, “KAWASAKI Halloween 2018”

“Kawasaki Halloween” is Japan’s largest Halloween event! Over 100,000 people from across the country join in the celebrations. The large-scale costume parade around Kawasaki Station is packed with amazing costumes, so be sure to check it out! The winner of the after-parade costume contest receives amazing travel tickets and a monetary award.
※A participation fee must be paid after applying if you wish to join the parade.

Tokyo Ramen Show 2018

Ramen is one of the most quintessential dishes of Japan that all tourists should try at least once—though I’m sure once won’t be enough. It’s a perfect harmony of noodles, soup, and other ingredients. And what better a place to try it than at the Tokyo Ramen Show, where you can try ramen from popular local shops from all over Japan in one stop! You can also try original ramen that you won’t be able to find anywhere else!