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Yamamotoya Honten: Nagoya’s famous miso-nikomi udon specialists!

Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture is well known for its unique cuisine known as Nagoya meshi. My favourite dish is, hands down, their miso-nikomi udon (thick udon noodles stewed in miso broth)! I couldn’t wait to head to one of the area’s most recommended miso-nikomi udon shops: Yamamotoya Honten. They have a number of locations, but I decided to visit their Esca shop which is situated under Nagoya Station.

Winter’s Atami Sea Fireworks Display

Atami Bay, which is surrounded by mountains on three sides, acts acoustically like a stadium for this fireworks display. As the air is dryer in the winter, the fireworks stand out even more beautifully!
There are many sights to see at this display, including the annual tradition fireworks finale, “Niagara Falls in the Sky.”

Tsuruga Port Illumination 『Miraie』 (To the Future)

The entirety of Kanegasaki Ryokuchi Park, which faces Tsuruga Port, is illuminated during this event. In addition to brick warehouses and former port stations being lit up, the trees lining the roads are also illuminated. Other light attractions include bright corridors of lights and shining train cars!
This retro port town becomes enveloped in a fantastical atmosphere, making it a perfect location for romantic strolls.

Nabana no Sato Illumination

Nabana no Sato was built with the idea of “a small dreamlike village along the Nagara River” in mind. The park, with a pond in its center, is lit up at night, and the area boasts one of the largest scale illuminations in Japan.