The “Seto Inland Shimanami Sea Route” has a series of bridges across beautiful islands connecting Ehime’s Imabari City to Hiroshima’s Onomichi City.
Season Gets under Way for Catching “Echizen Gani,” Representative of Japanese Brand-name Crabs The season for catching “Echizen Gani” (crabs), luxury-brand Zuwai Gani (snow crabs) caught in the Sea of Japan off the Echizen Coast and landed in Fukui Prefecture, got under way on November 6. Echizen Gani, known as the only brand-name crab species […]
Rich history and culture, exquisite nature, amazing food and invigorating outdoor sports await when you discover the Diamond Route. Fukushima, Tochigi and Ibaraki Prefectures are full of sparkling treasures that await your visit. Learn more at www.diamondroutejapan.com
Lake Inawashiro-ko, located almost in the center of Fukushima Prefecture, is the main entrance to Bandai-Asahi National Park. It is the fourth largest lake in Japan, and is also called Lake Tenkyo-ko, or heaven's mirror lake, because its surface reflects the shape of Mt. Bandai-san like a heavenly mirror. Around Nagahama on the northern shore, you can enjoy nature's beauty from season to season: spring with its verdure and wild birds; camping, water skiing, boardsailing, and lake bathing in summer; in autumn the scarlet-tinged leaves; and try winter sports and watch migrating swans in the wintertime. It is frequented by visitors all the year round.The world renowned Dr. Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928), famous for his research into yellow fever and whose portrait is depicted on the 1,000-yen note, was born in Inawashiro, and in his parents' home has been preserved as the Noguchi Hideyo Memorial Hall, where many of his favorite items and letters are displayed. In the neighboring area are the Aizu Folklore Museum, introducing the life and culture of the Aizu district, Sekai-no-garasu-kan (the World's Glass Hall) and the Inawashiro Jibiru-kan (locally brewed beer hall), where you can drink beer brewed using the pure underground water from Mt. Bandai-san, and also enjoy authentic Italian dishes.
The Aizu-kogen Highlands is located in the southwestern part of Fukushima Prefecture. It is a resort area dotted with nature parks, leisure facilities, and hot springs nestled along the crystal clear Tadami-gawa River, which flows through the Oku-Aizu area, and its tributaries, the Ina-gawa and Hinoe-mata-gawa rivers. Tourists flock to this popular resort area to enjoy outdoor activities all year round, including sightseeing in the scenic Oze area, fishing in mountain streams from spring to fall, as well as skiing in winter.The Hinoe-mata-mura Village is famous for the Oze ponds and meadows, legends about fleeing Heike warriors, and the Hinoe-mata Kabuki (a form of traditional Japanese theater) that has been passed down from generation to generation since the Edo Period and is performed as a dedicatory kabuki play a few times a year even now. Buckwheat for use in soba noodles is widely cultivated, and every year in late fall the Shin-Soba-matsuri Festival (New Soba Noodle Festival) is held at the Oze-no-Sato Exchange Center to celebrate the harvest of the buckwheat crop. The village has a number of facilities, including a hot spring with an abundant supply of hot water, and a swimming pool. A sauna is also available, which visitors may use while wearing swimsuits.
“Hatsune Miku” will guide you around Japan to the “OISHII” TRIP, full of tasty food and catchy dance! “OISHII”(≒Delicious) ［Official Site］ tasteofjapan-videos.jp/oishiitrip ［Instagram］ @tasteofjapan_videos Post your #oishiitrip on Instagram! About “Hatsune Miku” : http://piapro.net/ ———————————————————————– ［Cast］ Hatsune Miku ［Creative Director / Movie Director］ YKBX ［Sound］ Lyrics: Mio Aoyama Music: Junichi OGURO Arrangement: Junichi OGURO, BIGHEAD […]
Kakunodate is a quiet town in the eastern region of Akita. It is enclosed on three sides by mountains and Hinokinai-gawa River that runs to the south. The town has been developed into a castle town after the original township arrangement in the early 17th century. The town has a refined ("miyabi") and elegant ("iki") atmosphere, as is called the Little Kyoto of Michinoku.Many samurai houses remain in Kakunodate, making it one of the best places to see an example of a Japanese castle town. Today the houses are privately owned by the descendants of the samurai warriors; however, some of the residences such as the Ishiguro, Aoyagi, and Nishinomiya are open to the public.There remains shrines, temples, and merchants' storehouses as well, which are located in the southern part of town. The presence of these historical buildings gives you a feeling that the history of Kakunodate is still alive today.
Yamamoto-san is a fourth-generation master knifesmith and Chairman of the Kamikoto Advisory Board. He continues to work in the company founded by his great-great grandfather in 1908. A family of swordsmiths, Yamamoto-san ancestors made their living forging traditional katana blades. The family refined steel and made katana blades for the Japanese Navy. Yamamoto-san’s sees the […]
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Kasaoka Sewing has been sewing products of famous apparel brands and select shops for over half a century in Okayama prefecture, which is the number one jeans production in Japan at present, and “KAKEYA JEANS” made Kasaoka Sewing birth as its own brand in 2011. Check the “100% Japan Made Jeans – KAKEYA JEANS” page […]
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Designed with human intelligence in mind and the drive for making the best long-distance runners shoe, ASICS and the ASICS Institute of Sport Science introduce MetaRun. Adapting and contouring to your individual running style, MetaRun is built using the latest ASICS exclusive technologies providing you with the best and first ever running shoe with a […]
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The all-new 2016 CEEPO Viper Triathlon Bike and its wind tunnel test
3D on the Rocks by Suntory is an innovative way to enjoy whisky. Savors your whisky with a beautiful ice creation in your favorite shape, forged with the latest 3D technology. Whisky produced with the finest craftsmanship together with ice made with fresh spring water. Come, delight yourself in the art of Japanese Whisky. Check the Suntory Holdings Limited page here.
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A making film of “3D on the Rocks” Suntory, Japan’s premier Whisky brand know for its innovative advertising campaigns that often feature Hollywood stars, has this time utilized Abraham Lincoln and other American icons by creating 3D ice sculptures. Created using 3D printing, the miniature sculptures are a perfect fit for standard whisky tumblers, mixing […]
Brand SHISEIDO, which is available in 88 countries and regions worldwide, will open its renovated SHISEIDO GINZA SIX store on Friday, July 28, 2017, installing new counselling counter. The new counter features a Digital Counseling Mirror which is equipped with a touch-panel system and allows a Beauty Consultant (BC) to offer personalized, in-depth counseling. The […]