Hokuriku

5 Fantastic Places to Visit in Kanazawa’s Charming Suburbs

Kanazawa has a lot of places to visit. It has all kinds of monuments, museums, sightseeing spots and so on in and around the center of the city. However, in the suburbs, there are also plenty of nice places to see. Listed below are five awesome places you can visit in the suburbs of Kanazawa.…

Visit these 2 Traditional Geisha Districts of Kanazawa

During the Edo Period (17th till 19th century), Kanazawa was a very large city rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo. It was a center of business, trade and entertainment. There are many tourist attractions in the city, such as the Kenroku-en garden, Omicho market, Kanazawa castle and others. It is also famous for its old traditional style…

The 3 Best Places to Visit in the Hokuriku Region

Hokuriku is a region located in the northwestern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island. It consists of four prefectures namely Fukui, Ishikawa, Niigata and Toyama. It is also known for having the highest volume of snowfall for inhabited places around the world. Don’t let the cold weather drive you away! You can enjoy going around…

Tarai Bune: Take a Ride in a Traditional Japanese Washtub

A Tub Boat is basically a small boat in the shape of a round wash tub which was extensively used in the past for fishing along the coast of Sea of Japan and on Sado island. It was very famous due to its durability and low cost. But nowadays, only a few villages in the…

Why Does This Japanese Town Ban Cucumbers?

During the summer, cucumbers are a great treat in Japan to cool the body. They are cooling, crunchy and healthy so it seems strange that anyone would want to ban them. Nevertheless, in Fukui Prefecture, there is a town called Adose-cho where cucumbers are prohibited from being eaten or even grown. norecipes.com/ Apparently, the town…

Enjoy the True Winter in Toyama Prefecture, Japan

Winter in any country can be beautiful. Crisp morning air, pure white snow and clear skies. One place in Japan that does winter like no other is Toyama prefecture. Toyama prefecture is on the northern coast of Honshu island bordering the Sea of Japan. 30% of the land in Toyama prefecture is designated as natural…