That also means that eating fruit as part of a daily, balanced diet is not a Japanese custom. What you may have grown up thinking of as an after school snack, in Japan is a delicacy, reserved at first only for the noble class, and later for special ceremonial meals like weddings and funerals.
As Niigata is one of Japan’s top producers for rice and rice wine (sake), one of the best ways to connect to the local community is of course, getting on the rice fields!
Just 50 minutes outside of Tokyo, the famous Dragon Blueberry and Strawberry Farm in Chiba Prefecture has attracted visitors from within Japan and beyond. Its greenhouse style farm allows each individual all-you-can-eat strawberries for half an hour, leaving visitors to wander their vibrant green rows and indulge in the honey-sweet taste of strawberries straight from the source!
Kyogoku-cho is the member of an organization called "The Association of The Most Beautiful Villages in Japan (Nihon de mottomo utsukushii mura-rengō) ". This is primarily attributable to the recognition of two conditions. The first is "the Mount Yotei and its rural landscape" which is the result of activities of local farmers such as the endeavour to protect the magnificent landscapes surrounded by the Mt. Yotei as well as the rotational crops system. The second is the "spring water of Kyogoku" in Spring water park, which is the result of activities to create the village of good mineral water. The noted Spring water comes from rain and snow that fall […]