Fukushima

Savor 6 Local In-Season Delicacies From Japan’s Tohoku Region This Autumn!

Have you heard of the Japanese phrase, “shokuyoku no aki (食欲の秋)”? Literally, it means that people have an increased appetite for food during the autumn season, and there are three reasons as to why this theory holds true. First of all, many food items tend to be in-season during autumn where there is a lot…

Kawamata’s Fairy Feather Silk Flies from Japan into Hermes’ Luxury Scarves

The thinnest yarn-dyed silk fabric ever made. There is no better word to describe Kawamata’s fairy feather silk, from its production down to the final product, other than “special” – special raw materials, special technology, a special bond between those involved in its development, and a very special product guaranteed to make anyone who wears…

Visit the 5 Great Sakura Trees of Japan This Springtime!

Cherry blossom, or sakura (桜), is a national treasure in Japan. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Japanese people and tourists flock to cherry blossom viewing areas for hanami (花見) or flower viewing parties. This is not a new trend as flower viewing has been a pastime for many eras. Transport yourself to the hanami…

Ever Wanted to Pet a Big Beetle? Come to Mushi Mushi Land in Fukushima!

Have you ever heard of ‘Mushi Mushi Land’? It sounds a bit like a fluffy bunny place, but it actually is something quite different: ‘mushi’ means ‘bug’ in Japanese and Mushi Mushi Land is a nature park in Fukushima which has been dedicated to the study and display of insects. The place is abundant in…

20 Pools in Japan You Need to Visit in Summer 2018!

Shortly after spring has sprung and the sakura have all fallen from the trees, people in Japan start to feel hungry for summer! The heat can be brutal, particularly in big cities, and the humidity level is quite high! So whether you’re visiting or living in Japan, why not join the locals and discover just…

What Does the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Area Look Like 5 Years Later?

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was reported as the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. 2016 marks the 5th anniversary of the incident, the area has been abandoned ever since the disaster occurred. What does the deserted area look like today? Dangerous Radiation Levels en.wikipedia.org/ The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred on the 11th of March…

4 Tasty Ways to Enjoy Potatoes with a Delicious Japanese Twist!

Potato is considered a major staple food around the world. It doesn’t have a strong taste, so it is easy to adopt it into various recipes. Even in Japan, you can find various styles of potato dishes! Here are 4 types of potato dishes to try when you find yourself hungry for carbs in Japan:…

Reasons for shutting down the Tomari Nuclear Plant

After 42 years, the last Nuclear Power Plant has just been closed in Japan on May 5th of 2012. Located in Hokkaido, Japan, Tomari Nuclear Plant is the only nuclear power plant providing energy in the area. Japan and its Nuclear Power Plants commons.wikimedia.org/ It was in 1954 that Japan started its Nuclear Power Plant…

Tohoku Region: Snow Monsters and Other Natural Wonders

Tohoku is not really well known by many people. For being one of the main regions of Japan, Tohoku is not visited by many tourists like Kansai (Kyoto and Osaka) or Kanto (Tokyo). Moreover Tsunami disaster that happened in 2011, brought certain damages to some parts of this region. However, Tohoku has its own beauty.…
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