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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!

Okayama Prefecture – Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri

Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri is a summer festival that over 3500 dancers gather for! The dancers take the festival seriously, as contests are held as well! A wide variety of events will be held, including music parades, a Kurashiki Tenryo taiko drums performance, daikan bayashi odori, and a rock-style version of the daikan bayashi odori, called “OH! Daikan Bayashi Odori,” performed by children.

Tomato Ramen from “Tomato no Sato Shinanoji” in Osaka

“Tomato no Sato Shinanoji” in Osaka is an unusual tomato ramen specialty restaurant.
The prices are a bit high, but the ingredients used are of great quality thanks to the craftsman-spirited owner. Other restaurants sell tomato ramen as well, but this restaurant is known as the pioneer of the dish and has many fans.
I’ve visited here before, but I remembered how much I loved the taste and came back!

Hyogo Prefecture – Himeji Yukata Festival

Himeji Yukata Festival is a popular early-summer event in which people, clad in yukatas, gather in the city! There’s plenty to enjoy, including parades, yukata fashion shows, musical events, food stalls, and more!