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The Tai Matsuri Festival in Toyohama, Aichi Prefecture

Located at the tip of the Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture, Toyohama faces the Ise Bay.
Blessed by the bounty of the sea, this port is famous for its storied summer festival. Known as Tai Matsuri, this festival is held to pray for a good catch and safety on the seas.

Enjoy an authentic Japanese experience in Kanazawa. ~ Higashi tea house district and Kazuemachi tea house district~

Kanazawa is the main city of Ishikawa prefecture. Ishikawa is located in the centre of Japan’s main island. This region is called Hokuriku. In 2015 Japan Rail started to operate the Hokuriku Shinkansen(bullet train) line. Now we can access Kanazawa station from Tokyo in only 2.5 hours!
This time I journeyed through Kanazawa’s popular tourist spots, the Higashi tea house district and the Kazuemachi tea house district.

“Kyukamura Fuji,” Shizuoka Lodging with a View of Mt. Fuji from Every Room

Do you want to spend time enjoying delicious foods and looking over a gorgeous view in a peaceful place surrounded by nature? This article will be introducing “Kyukamura Fuji,” which is just the place for those things.
Kyukamura Fuji is an onsen (hot spring) hotel on the side of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Lake Tanuki, and every guest room has a view of Mt. Fuji.
Gorgeous, majestic nature surrounds the hotel. However, anything you may need, like meals, is all available at the hotel.
Spend some relaxing time here and forget about the fatigue and pressure of everyday life.

Shizuoka Specialty – A Delicious Flavor Unchanged by the Ages! Unagi Pie

Unagi (eel) is known across Japan as a specialty of Shizuoka Prefecture. A unique item made with that unagi is this “Unagi Pie.”
Unagi Pie is made by making a cookie out of powdered unagi, baking it, and finishing it off with a sauce like that used on grilled unagi.
This snack has been made by hand by craftsmen since 1961, and surprisingly enough it is said that they make 200,000 pies per day.

Gifu Prefecture – March Trip to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go [Day 3]

I visited Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture in March over 3 days and 2 nights.
The area is great to visit in any season, but I decided to visit while the snow was still around this time.
In this article, I’ll be introducing my day 1 travels from Shinjuku to Shirakawa-go as well as my walk through Shirakawa-go.
This article will introduce the 3rd day of my trip as I visit Takayama’s morning market and “Hida Furukawa,” the setting used in the movie “Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name).”