Many similar tourist locations such as Tsukiji end up confusing tourists with too many restaurants available, but in Otaru, you can simply head over to the Otaru Sankaku Market for a concentration of 6 small shops that serves up some of the best kaisendon in the country.
Markets are a genuine way to experience the amazing food and culture of Japan. Nishiki Market in Kyoto is not to be missed in Kansai, but for fewer crushing crowds of tourists try Kuroman Ichiba Market in Osaka for an authentic Japanese experience.
When most people visit Japan for the first time, there’s few itineraries they have in mind. Very few of them involve a visit to the Hokuriku region. Here's why you definitely should go, and a sample itinerary stretched across the region's three main cities.
Market squares that are transformed into beautiful little villages made of wood and fairy lights, the scent of cinnamon and oranges lingering in the air as you wander around the aisles.
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 hundreds of years, Tsukiji market has been said to be the most celebrated food destination in Tokyo. The Tsukiji tour is not all about tuna auction, but it covers the world cheapest delicious sushi sampling, controversial big whale species tasting, plus a visit to traditional Japanese kitchenware suppliers that have been around for generations.