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Kobe food blog — Visit Kobe to try the most expensive beef in the world
Kobe cows of the Tajima-ushi strain may be the happiest cattle in the world as they are carefully fed and treated as though they are lords and kings. Together with Truffle mushrooms and Caviar, Sturgeon fishs eggs, Kobe beef deserves to be one of the most expensive and luxurious dishes in the world. Kingly cows It is a difficult and complex process to produce true Kobe beef. Kobe cows are fed a special diet of dried pasture forage and grasses, along with nutrition-rich feed suppl ...
Explore Himeji – The flying castle
If you are fans of the animations of Studio Ghibli, it’s hard to forget the images of the magnificent castles in Spirited Away and The Tale of Princess Kaguya. These castles were exactly inspired by Japanese buildings. Therefore, during your 100 step journey, don’t forget to visit old buildings which store secrets within their paper windows, wooden gates, and battlements. Text and photos: Cac Truc I visited Himeji Castle in Hyogo Province on a beautiful day. From a distance, the nearly ...
Gion – The last street of Geisha
As beautiful as the settings of classic movies, Gion greeted me with traditional wooden houses with small bowls of salt in in front and charming girls wearing kimonos in the narrow streets. If you are lucky enough, you will meet a geisha and maiko wearing traditional kimonos and make –up like fine porcelain dolls. Text and photos: Cac Truc Geisha, or geiko in Kansai local language, refers to artists who are trained to perform various types of art and follow strict rules of costume an ...
The Sun doesn't sleep in Ibaraki
Everyone knows that Japan is the land of the rising sun, but since my trip to Ibaraki, I have found a new “sun” for myself. Between a day of climbing in the mountains, wandering around gardens, and visiting solemn temples, “my sun” never sleeps. Can you guess it? My sun is composed of autumn colored leaves with different scales of yellow, orange, and red, all standing out against the immense forests and mountains. Text: Que Lan. Photos: many photographers Fukuroda Fall ...
Is this best ramen in Japan?
While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City. By Danielle Demetriou I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of condiments, a high-speed ladle of stock, a flamboyant shake of drained noodles and a final flick of garnish. The gracefully choreographed culinary performance was finished in ...
17 delicious places to eat in Osaka & where to find them
Osaka, a widely popular destination for many, is famous for its modern architecture, intriguing nightlife and street side food like okonomiyaki, takoyaki and more. So here’s a list of Osaka eats while you’re there. I’ll be splitting this according to three different tourist-y areas in Osaka, and hope that it will help you navigate your tummies much more efficiently. They are namely Namba, which includes Shinsaibashi Suji and Dotonburi, Shinsekai, and last but not least, the 16th century ...
Visit Maneki-neko cats shrines in Gotoku-ji, the Tokyo’s Buddhist cat temples
Tokyo’s Buddhist cat temples, Gotokuji & Imado! How to visit the Japanese Maneki neko cats shrines. This article originally appeared on lacarmina.com Did you know that Tokyo has two temples… dedicated to lucky cats? At Gotokuji and Imado Shrines, Japanese visitors make prayers and offerings in front of thousands of cat statues! In this photo diary, I’ll show you both of these very special places, and provide all the travel information you ne ...
15 amazing things you'll want to try in Tokyo, Japan
Here at Local Adventurer, we want to build more of a community of people who are passionate about exploring both near and far. Our friend, Pete, recently went on his second trip to Tokyo and got to experience a lot of exciting things that we hope to do on our next trip! Today, he’s sharing his guide to Tokyo. Written by Peter Kitch I have had the good fortune of traveling to Tokyo on two separate occasions these past couple years and while I have ventured to some of the more bizarre ...
3 days in Kyoto
When I wrote our quick guide to Kyoto, I felt like I had to keep it reasonably short– namely, limit the number of photos. But I can’t stress enough how photogenic Kyoto (and the rest of Japan) really is! Everywhere we turned was a potential snapshot, and it required little cropping or editing to get them to look beautiful. You can spend many, many days in Kyoto without getting bored; with over 2,000 temples (many with gardens) it would take years to see them all. Whether you have ...
8 days in Tohoku: "Snow Country" (Part III)
20 years ago, when I first read “Snow Country” (Japanese: “Yukiguni”) by Kawabata Yasunari, I dreamed that one day I couldfollow in the footsteps of the romantically melancholy man Shimamura, to take in the fascinating scenes and enjoy the hot springs in the North of Japan. See more Japan travel guide at here. Text: Le Minh Phuong Photos: Vatchrachai Triaroon - Photo journalist TravelGuide Thailand and adopted photos Although the book has almost no cle ...
8 days in Tohoku: Tohoku’s cuisine (Part II)
Nowadays, it is not difficult to find Japanese traditional dishes regardless of the country you are in. However, my experience of cuisine during my 8 days in Tohoku (Japan) is completely different. See more Japan travel guide at here. Text: Le Minh Phuong Photos: Vatchrachai Triaroon - Photo journalist TravelGuide Thailand and adopted photos Aizu style Eel Rice Of the numerous delicious and appealing dishes that I have tasted in Tohoku, I am most impressed with eel rice in ...
8 days in Tohoku: Sado - The gold mine island (Part I)
Travellive: As one of the members of an international media delegation we have the honor to be invited to participate in the program "Visit Japan 2014", The author, a representative from Travellive magazine, has recorded the following emotional impression after an 8- day journey exploring the exciting destinations in the Northeast of Japan. See more Japn travel guide at here. Text: Le Minh Phuong Photos: Vatchrachai Triaroon - Photo journalist TravelGuide Thailand and adopt ...
6 of the best exclusive experiences in Japan
For many travellers, Japan is the holiday of a lifetime. Shrouded in myth and mystique, it holds its own special allure, drawing visitors back again and again with its distinctive combination of time-honoured tradition and hyper-modernity. Japan is also a fantastic place for luxury travel, as that little extra really can make the difference between a great trip and an extraordinary one. If you are in any need of convincing, just take a look at this list – which represents just a handful of ...
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