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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…

Quickly Reserve Your Seat at One of Japan’s Detective Conan Themed Cafés!

Detective Conan (名探偵コナン) is one of Japan’s most famous anime and manga series, known in a lot of countries all around the world. On 15th April 2017, the new movie The Crimson Love Letter (名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌 – Japanese only) will be released in Japanese theaters. It is perfectly timed for the special Conan-themed cafés that…

3 Beautifully Blue and Pristine Lakes in Japan to Relax By

Looking at lakes can be calming, and even bring you ideas if you are experiencing a creative block. Japan is blessed with a variety of lakes, and the beautiful blue lakes that are in the country are some of the prettiest and they should not be missed! Here are 3 blue lakes in Japan which…

Visit One of the Detective Conan Cafes for the Series’ 20th Anniversary!

If you grew up to loving how bad guys who plan crimes always get caught by witty detectives, chances are you’ve seen or heard of the popular manga and anime series Detective Conan from Japan. While this title may not be comparable to your CSI series nor other crime-involved series like Kindaichi, Detective Conan is…

6 Useful Words to Really Impress the Yamagata Locals

Have you started learning any Japanese yet? How’s your hiragana, katakana, and kanji? Once you’ve mastered those, maybe you would like to start learning the dialects (ho-ben方便) of the different areas across Japan. Various areas have their own unique dialect and it’s quite interesting to listen to the differences. For me, Kansai-ben sounds like Chinese,…

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.…

The 6 Beautiful Prefectures of Tohoku

Tohoku region in the northern part of Japan has six beautiful prefectures that are rich with nature and abundant resources from the sea and the mountains. This region is one of Japan’s most beautiful. We will review it for you! Miyagi Prefecture Located in the northwestern part of Japan in a heart of Tohoku region,…

Enjoy Winter With the Snow Monsters of the Zao Mountains in Japan!

Zao mountains If you like to ski or snowboard and live in Japan, I am sure that you are familiar with the Zao mountains, a complex of volcanic mountains located on the Prefectural border of Miyagi and Yamagata. You can enjoy various kinds of activity deal with nature. From Snowboard, ski, to watching the beautiful…

Relax and Enjoy the Beauty of Michinoku Park

The Tohoku region is one of the richest natural Japanese areas. If you get a chance to visit this region, be sure to put Michinoku Koen as one place you must visit on your list. Location Michinoku Park is located in the middle between Sendai and Yamagata, it takes around 1 hour from both of…

Visit the Guinness World Record-Holding Kamo Aquarium in Yamagata!

Kamo Aquarium is one of the best places you can visit as a family. This unique aquarium is a giant learning center that explains the beauty of underwater life to both kids and adults! Yamagata   View this post on Instagram   #山形県 #山形県は顔の形 #山形県戸沢村 #戸沢村は目 #大好きな山形県 #大好きな県 #大好きな地元 #山形県地図 #恋しいぞ山形 ♡Rie Iizuka♡さん(@smile_rie_happy323_44nz)がシェアした投稿 – 2017年…