Thursday, December 12, 2019

Forget ramen – the noodles here are one-of-a-kind!

Wanko Soba These soba noodles are for the competitive eater! Stack up your dishes and see who will become the noodle master. These small servings can quickly add up and a popular goal is to...

Pilgrimage to the 33 Kannon Buddha Temples

Aizu Culture through the eyes of a pilgrim Aizuwakamatsu, or Aizu for short, is a historic castle town known as the “land of the last samurai” in the Aizu district of Fukushima Prefecture in Tohoku....

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (1)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima Fukushima Prefecture 36 ~ 45  36 Bandai Azuma Skyline (磐梯吾妻スカイライン) in Fukushima [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d100952.57520955519!2d140.251424387978!3d37.74858723072729!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x8538baaf5dc308c7!2z56OQ5qKv5ZC-5aa744K544Kr44Kk44Op44Kk44Oz!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156361477&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of September Color Peak: Beginning of October until the middle of October Recommended Spots: Tengu...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 38 Tatsuzawafudo Falls (達沢不動滝) in Yama-Inawashiro [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3161.461911083208!2d140.2284807512774!3d37.59128657969409!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5f8aa73c27665569%3A0x4949ddc81d9db495!2z6YGU5rKi5LiN5YuV5rud!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156521634&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: Middle of October until the beginning of November Access: 40min bus ride into Tatsuzawa direction from...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 40 Tsuruga Castle Park (鶴ヶ城公園) in Aizu-Wakamatsu [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d12663.130294205386!2d139.926674484092!3d37.489456925411666!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x0%3A0x917f3ecc809e9e6c!2z6ba044Kx5Z-O5YWs5ZyS!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156591453&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Event: Autumn Color Light-up Date: October 21st (Friday)...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (4)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 42 Natsui River Ravine (夏井川渓谷) in Iwaki [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3178.920923536116!2d140.82277665126773!3d37.17835017977377!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x602102c27fca2367%3A0x386de6dd2751fb96!2z5aSP5LqV5bed5riT6LC3!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156684181&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Beginning of November until the middle of November Recommended Spots: Around the Kagoba Falls, View...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Fukushima Prefecture (5)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Fukushima 44 Yukiwari Bridge & Yukiwari Ravine (雪割橋・雪割渓谷) in Nishishirakawa-Nishigo [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3179.2640248032867!2d140.0777759512676!3d37.170195979775094!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x602021bd53336dd5%3A0xa000afcc0efafd8b!2z6Zuq5Ymy5qmL!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1476156791818&w=100%&h=100%] First colors: Middle of October Color Peak: End of October until the beginning of November Access: 30min bus ride from...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Tohoku

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Tohoku Tohoku is located in the northeastern part of Japan’s Honshu island and consists of six prefectures — Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima. The region is famous...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : World’s Best Sake!

Vital elements to making great sake include fresh water, clean rice, fermentation starter and proper temperature. The Tohoku region, characterized by harsh winters, unpolluted water and dry air, is known across Japan for having...

Winter Activities in Tohoku : Snow Activities

Gliding over or schussing through high-quality powder is the ultimate delight for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Tohoku, just a few hours away from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train), is the perfect...