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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.

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.

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage! Inuyama Festival

13 enormous antique floats, standing up to 3 stories tall, navigate their way through the streets during this festival. Mechanical doll performances also take place to the beat of music set by flutes and taiko drums.
In the evening, 365 paper lanterns are lit on the floats as they navigate through the streets lined with blooming cherry blossoms.

Enjoy Unique Experiences in 6 Popular Places in Aichi Prefecture!

Located in the middle of the Japanese archipelago, Aichi Prefecture offers year-round sightseeing, thanks to its mild climate in all seasons. Starting with the LEGOLAND Japan theme park, and ending up with one of the gourmet dishes called, "Nagoya-Meshi", I'll tell you about all the popular spots to visit in Aichi Prefecture!

Aichi Prefecture – World Cosplay Summit (WCS)

The “World Cosplay Summit (WCS),” an irresistible big event for anime lovers, will be held in Aichi Prefecture this year! Every year the number of participants has risen, and in 2016 there were participants from 30 different countries! This is a new form of international exchange through cosplaying!