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Try Fresh Fish – Including Kochi’s Famous “Katsuo no Tataki” – at the Kure Taisho Town Market
Try Fresh Fish – Including Kochi’s Famous “Katsuo no Tataki” – at the Kure Taisho Town Market
Kochi Prefecture is known for its fresh, delicious food such as yuzu (citrus fruit), green tea, sugar tomatoes and, of course, katsuo no tataki. Katsuo no tataki is bonito fish that has been grilled on the outside, but is still raw on the inside like traditional sashimi. The small fishing town of Kure is the source for much of the bonito that goes into making Kochi’s signature dish, and at the Kure Taisho Town Market visitors can taste bonito and other fish at their freshest.
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Kanazawa: Much More Than Just Kenroku-en
Kanazawa: Much More Than Just Kenroku-en
As soon as you step off your train at Kanazawa Station you get the feeling you’ve found something special. The countless geometric lines of the glassy roof lend a feeling of vast open spaces, matched in grandeur only by the striking dark wood torii that comprises the station’s main entrance. The scene makes for a dramatic welcome to a city with a subdued but rich personality.
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Kanazawa’s Kitchen! Ohmicho Market
Kanazawa’s Kitchen! Ohmicho Market
Ohmicho Market is located in central Kanazawa, and a short 15 minute stroll from Kanazawa Station. It is the absolute one-stop-shopping experience for visitors to the area looking to find what’s in season in the local waters and fields, or even better yet, to have a taste!
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Narita Airport: Gifts, Souvenirs, and Toilets
Narita Airport: Gifts, Souvenirs, and Toilets
With thousands of international travelers using Narita Airport, either as the launching point of their Japan visit or for transit between flights, it’s no wonder there’s a wide variety of shops and facilities. But after a long flight or frantic scramble to finish packing and get to the airport, travelers may wonder where to begin and not have the energy to wander. Here are two suggestions to meet your needs and keep you entertained during your time at Narita Airport.
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Top Places to Visit in Narita
Top Places to Visit in Narita
Narita City in Chiba Prefecture is the gateway city for many who are entering Japan or in transit via Japan. For a short visit that encompasses many aspects of Japanese culture, it’s the perfect area to spend a few hours or even a day or two. Most of these Top Places to Visit in Narita are dog-friendly when the animal is carried securely by its owner.
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Ino Paper Museum and Paper Making
Ino Paper Museum and Paper Making
Japanese paper is known around the world for its high quality and beautiful designs. Within Japan, Tosa Washi, paper produced in Kochi Prefecture, is particularly famous and has been designated an Intangible Cultural Property by the Japanese government.
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What to See in Ise: Okage Yokocho
What to See in Ise: Okage Yokocho
Okage Yokocho is an area next to Ise Grand Shrine that in many ways outshines its more famous counterpart. The district was created in 1993 when old buildings from the pilgrimage routes to Ise Grand Shrine were moved to outside the shrine to create a neighborhood with a traditional feel.
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The Edo Era Lives on in Fukushima’s Ouchijuku
The Edo Era Lives on in Fukushima’s Ouchijuku
The merchants and feudal lords who once traveled the Shimotsuke Kaido trade route between Aizu-Wakamatsu and Nikko are no longer around, but the tradition and flavor of the Edo Era lives on in the post town of Ouchijuku, waiting for you in the mountains that dominate the southern part of Fukushima Prefecture’s Aizu region.
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Kochi City’s Historic Sunday Market – Providing Visitors with Fresh Produce for Over 300 Years
Kochi City’s Historic Sunday Market – Providing Visitors with Fresh Produce for Over 300 Years
With the growing interest in local food and concern for the environment, farmer's markets are becoming more and more common, even in large cities. Kochi City's Sunday Market is far from new – it began in 1690, making it the oldest continuously-operating market in Japan – but it has become increasingly popular amongst local residents and tourists alike.
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