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For the Best Rice Bowls in Japan, Try Majidon, Using Minami-Uonuma Rice!

Mention Minami-Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture, and rice will come to the mind of most Japanese. Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari is famous as Japan's top brand of rice, prized for its exceptional taste. When it was suggested that restaurants in this town make their biggest rice bowls made with Minami-Uonuma Koshihikari, top-class chefs rose to the challenge, offering their own versions of Majidon, or "serious" rice bowls!

How Do You Treat Summer Skin Problems?

Summers in Japan are hot and humid, so it's the season to wear light clothing, which exposes more skin. However, in doing so, people also are more likely to experience skin problems, such as sunburn and insect bites. In addition, many people suffer from heat rashes caused by sweat.
Here, we will introduce a good way to treat the skin problems that often occur in the summer. In situations like those described above, try FLUCORT®f Ointment, made by Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharmaceuticals.

Let’s Visit TCK This Summer for the Hot “Tokyo Meat Competition”! Enjoy Horse Races and Gourmet Foods During Summer Nights!

During summer of 2018, TCK will be hosting the “Tokyo Meat Competition,” where select famous meat restaurants will be competing. This is a rare chance to enjoy the food from many famous restaurants all in one go during your trip to Japan. This time, we will be introducing the highlights of TCK as well as the details on the “Tokyo Meat Competition.”

Capsule Hotel at Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station, “Lodge Fujiyama”

The “Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station” in Yamanashi Prefecture is the trailhead that leads to the Yoshida route up Mt. Fuji. “Fujikyu Unjokaku” is a facility with restaurants and shopping, located near the 5th station at an altitude of 2,305 meters.
This time, we will be introducing a capsule hotel located in that very facility, “Lodge Fujiyama.”

Okinawa’s Climate [Sightseeing in Okinawa, from Okinawan Locals]

Okinawa Prefecture is located in the westernmost area of Japan, and it has an almost entirely subtropical climate. Depending on when you visit, it may be tough to decide what sorts of clothes or items to bring along. This article will present monthly average temperatures for Okinawa (from 2016), and I’ll also include some advice for visiting from my personal experience as someone born in Okinawa! Be sure to reference these points when planning your trip to Okinawa!

Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri

The Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri is held every year over the course of 3 days and boasts numbers of around 300,000 attendees. Eisa is one of Okinawa’s traditional performance arts, done to pay respects to and send off ancestors.