Hokuriku

Try 129 Kinds of Sake in One Go at This Museum in Niigata, Japan

The Ponshukan Sake and Rice Museum, in the area of Echigo-Yuzawa Station in Niigata, is famous for a few things – mainly for its sake, sake bath, and “bakudan onigiri.” Continue reading to find out more about them! Sake-tasting One of the best things in Ponshukan is its huge variety of sake that you can…

Enjoy French Cuisine at Bistro Todoroki-tei in Kanazawa!

Japan has so many Western-style restaurants, izakayas, or bistros worth visiting. One of these will bring you back to the Taisho period where restaurants with gorgeous dining rooms were a common setting. The place is called Todoroki-tei which is located in Higashiyama of Kanazawa City, a perfect place for a romantic dining experience. The place…

Soak in the Beauty of Nature and Japanese Tradition at a Luxurious Sanctuary Ryokan

At the tip of Noto Peninsula is the Yoshigaura Onsen (葭ヶ浦温泉) which was first established in 1579. Also, there is only one isolated ryokan (Japanese inn) nearby called, “Lamp No Yado” which was built around 1790 and has always been popular among guests looking for a luxurious onsen that’s secluded with has a great view.…

Don’t Miss These 4 Very Japanese Delicacies in Kanazawa!

Are you planning to visit Kanazawa? Some of the most spectacular scenery in Japan can be found in the Hokuriku region where Kanazawa is, an area located in the northwest part of Honshu (the main island). Besides having great destinations for travel, the place is also blessed with various produce coming from the land and…

3 Remarkable Reasons to Book an Unforgettable Excursion to Noto Peninsula!

Noto Peninsula is well-known for its coastal scenery and rural atmosphere and projects north into the Sea of Japan from the coast of the Ishikawa Prefecture. However, getting around the area has known to be quite inconvenient which is why rental cars have been greatly recommended. These can usually be rented in any of the…

What Makes the Beautiful Toyama Castle Park Such a Great Place to Visit?

Toyama Castle, also known as Azumi Castle, is presently a public park maintained by the Japanese government. The park and the castle together create a harmonious sense of past and present. The castle has a rich history while the park is a more current addition to the land. Are you a history buff that also…

Relax in a Tunnel of Beautiful Cherry Blossoms at the Enchanting Matsukawa River!

Toyama is a river-loving district and is home to the Matsukawa River, which is located beside Toyama Castle Park. Many locals go here frequently to enjoy the beauty of nature. Do you love rivers too? If so, this is a great place to visit on your travels. Matsukawa River Beauty   zekkeijapan.com/ This river is…