If you've never had fresh yellowtail caught locally during the peak of winter, you must (it’s referred to as kan-buri (寒ブリ) which means “Winter Yellowtail”). It's incredibly tasty, and with a touch of soy sauce, it’s sheer melt-in-your-mouth savorlicious!
Besides getting to know more about Japan through major cities like Tokyo or Osaka, Japanese culture also can be seen from historical prefectures, such as Ishikawa Prefecture, located in Japan's central Honshu. To visit Kanazawa, capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, is to explore the well-preserved Edo Period districts, samurai culture as well as Japanese handicrafts products and beautiful nature.
For those of us who are looking for something a little bit different and off the beaten track, I recommend “The Dragon Route of Central Japan”. This new route offers visitors beautiful natural landscapes as well as a taste of traditional Japanese culture and history in a way that lets you explore the heart of Japan and its culture.
As we're coming up to summer in Japan, it's time to dust off your hiking boots and slap on some sunblock and a hat for some hiking on Japan's famous mountains. Oh, and don't forget your camera!
Ninjadera, also commonly known as Myōryū-ji is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Nichiren sect of Buddhism.
The temple is not actually associated with ninja and was never home to the shadow assassins, but earned its cool nickname due to its many deceptive defences and cunning traps and trickery.
Japan Railways (JR) will extend its Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) service to Kanazawa Station on March 14, 2015, making access from Tokyo much easier. Have a look at the 6 popular tourist destinations of Kanazawa, before you plan your itinerary.
Kanazawa has an abundance of fresh local seafood such as crabs, spot prawns, yellowtails, etc. especially in winter.
The senmaida rice terraces in Shiroyone, Wajima City will be illuminated from Saturday, October 18th, 2014 until Sunday, March 15th, 2015.
Kenroku-en is a famous scenic spot in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. It is a special place of scenic beauty in Japan and also one of the three greatest Japanese gardens.