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6 Gourmet Dishes to Try in Sapporo

Hokkaido, about an hour and a half from Tokyo by plane, is Japan’s leader in fishery yield and agricultural production output. In other words, Hokkaido is an area with an abundance of seafood, vegetables, meat, and other delightful ingredients. The quality of its products is well-known not only within Japan, but overseas as well.

My Iejima, Okinawa rum distillery tour!

I hopped on the ferry departing the main island of Okinawa for Iejima, which was 30 minutes away. My final destination: a tour of a certain rum distillery on the island of Iejima. I had heard that Ie Rum Santa Maria has a fabulous reputation and makes their rum from sugarcane, so I was eager to check it out!

Enjoy Incredibly Fresh “Tsukami Sushi” at Osaka’s Endo Sushi!

Endo Sushi is a sushi restaurant with a long history of over 100 years.
It is a popular establishment, known for its unique sushi rice, known as “tsukami sushi,” and its fresh toppings.
Tsukami sushi is a unique way to shape sushi rice, lightly grasping the still-warm rice before placing the toppings on, which is characterized by the unique texture as the rice gently falls apart in your mouth.

Restaurant “Shabu Shabu Sukiyaki Aki” in Hyogo.  You can dine on expensive meat from a single serving hot pot.

“Shabu Shabu Sukiyaki Aki” is located in a high class residential area in Nishinomiya city in Hyogo.
It’s only a 3 minute walk from Kurakuenguchi station on Hankyu Line.
This place is a “Hitori Nabe” speciality shop. In Japanese “Hitori" means one person, “Nabe” means hotpot, so literally “Hitori Nabe” means a one person table top hot pot. Usually “Nabe” (hotpot) is enjoyed by many people who share together. At this place you can come and enjoy high grade domestic meat even on your own. That means you can enjoy a hotpot at your own pace without worrying others! It is super popular right now!