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narasake

Food&Drink Japanese culture Regions of Japan

History of NARASAKE- Its location is the birthplace of Seishu.

2022.12.04

NEW It is actually not well known throughout the world, but the birthplace of SAKE(清酒) as a beverage is “Nara” in Japan. Originating in Nara Prefecture in 1400, SAKE has no

Castella Ginso

Food&Drink Regions of Japan

“Castella Ginso” – Retro and cute Castella café in Osaka.

2022.12.01

NEW Have you ever heard of a Japanese sweets called “Castella”? Castella is a confectionery made by whisking eggs and mixing them with flour, milk, and syrup to bake them.

HELLO KITTY SHOW BOX

blog Regions of Japan Sightseeing

Hello Kitty Resort! AWAJI HELLO KITTY APPLE LAND

2022.11.28

Do you know the character Hello Kitty? The character is very popular in Japan and has many fans. A facility where you can enjoy Hello Kitty to the fullest opened on Awaji Island in

Seiwado Bookstore(Osaka,Japan)

Living in Japan Regions of Japan

Find your favorite book cover in the fall of reading – Seiwado Bookstore(Osaka,Japan)

2022.11.25

Seiwado Bookstore is a bookstore in the town of Tsurumi, Osaka. This retro bookstore has actually been featured on TV a lot lately. The reason is the very unique “Book Cover

orange-beach

Regions of Japan Sightseeing

Travel to Atami & Ito City – Recommendations for places to go with children.

2022.11.22

A friend of mine recently took her children on a trip to Atami. She sent me lots of photos and videos, so in this blog, I’ll introduce what kind of place Atami is and recomme

Takashima-Chikumi (variety of cotton fabric)

Japanese Seasonings Regions of Japan Sightseeing

Biwako Hakodateyama – I went to a green season full of flowers.

2022.11.19

Shiga Prefecture, located in the middle of Japan, has many mountains and forest belts. One of them is Mt. Hakodate(箱館山). In Japan it is called “Biwako Hakodateyama”. Bi

Lake shikaribetsu railway

Regions of Japan Sightseeing

The world of “Spirited Away”! Lake Shikaribetsu (Hokkaido)

2022.11.16

Lake Shikaribetsu is located in the Tokachi region of Hokkaido. It was once talked about, mainly on social networking sites, that it looks like a scene from a famous Japanese anime

yoshimune knives kurouchi

Japanese culture Regions of Japan

“Kurouchi knives” made by Japanese forging craftsmen | Yoshimune Knives of Kyoto, Japan

2022.11.13

Knives made by Japanese craftsmen are sharp and have fans all over the world. Among them, have you ever heard of a knife called “Kurouchi”? It is a very cool looking kn