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Okinawa Prefecture – Tropical Fruit Shaved Ice at Fruits Parlor Ryu-Pin

“Nakayukui Market at Onna no Eki” is a Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest area) located in Onna Village in the heart of Okinawa Prefecture.
It is located along Japan National Route 58, known for its stunning view of the coast, and is an extremely popular rest spot packed with souvenirs, local produce, and gourmet restaurants.
Fruits Parlor Ryu-Pin is a shaved ice shop that uses plenty of Okinawan fruits in their products. It is a famous shop that is often featured on TV or in guide books!

See Remnants of Japan’s History Through Gassho-Zukuri Architecture at the World Heritage Site of Gokayama in Toyama Prefecture

Gokayama is located in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, and is home to two gassho-zukuri settlements, Ainokura and Suganuma.
“Gassho-zukuri” is the name of a historically valuable and unique type of architecture with pitched roofs that are similar in shape to hands clasped in prayer. Gassho-zukuri settlements can only be found in these snowy and mountainous areas. The Gokayama Settlement and Gifu Prefecture’s Shirakawa-go were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995.

Enjoy a Traditional Kudzu Lunch at Tengyokudo Nara Honten Restaurant

Established in 1870, Inoue Tengyokudo is a shop specializing in kudzu, a starch made from Japanese arrowroot. Developed by a unique method in the Yoshino region of Nara Prefecture, Yoshinomoto Kudzu's directly managed store offers a kudzu lunch and sweets. It is located near Todaiji, the famous temple housing a giant Buddha statue in Nara.

In Saitama, Discover Ofuro Cafe Utatane, a Healing Spot to Spend the Night!

Ofuro Cafe Utatane is a full-service hot spring facility offering overnight stays. Beside taking a bath or sauna and enjoying a meal in the stylish cafe, you can also do your work in a workspace on the premises, or read comics to your heart's content in the lounge. Relaxing in a warm bath is good, but so is spending time chatting with friends in the lounge. There is a variety of ways to enjoy Ofuro Cafe Utatane!

Enjoy Cherry Blossoms and Gourmet Food on a Tram This Spring in Tokyo!

Cherry blossoms herald in spring in Japan. In Tokyo, they begin to bloom in late March. This article will introduce a sightseeing plan for Tokyo that combines cherry blossom viewing and gourmet foods in a ride on “Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line),” which takes an efficient route through great cherry blossom locations!