Zao is a complex volcano located on the border of Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. During the summer season, it becomes a great place to explore and play. The mountain is a winter destination for most people, however, Zao is like other tourist attractions in Japan; you can visit the place enjoying its seasonal beauty throughout the year.
June 22, 2016
There are 19 sites registered as a World Heritage throughout Japan as of May 2016, with some Meiji Industrial Revolution sites recently registered in 2015 including the Nirayama Hansharo reverberatory furnace. Nirayama Hansharo is one of the Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining registered by UNESCO, together with the sites in Kyushu, Yamaguchi and Iwate.
June 15, 2016
I live in Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolis, but my home is in the western region. Most tourists focus their attention on the busier areas like Ginza, Akihabara, Shibuya, or Shinjuku, but do not know of the many exciting places in western Tokyo along the Keio Line. For your next Tokyo vacation, here is are my top 15 fun recommendations in western Tokyo. Enjoy!
May 25, 2016
Instant ramen, soups, premade “just add meat” meals, frozen gyoza, microwavable cheese in hamburgers; what do they all have in common? Yes, they are all delicious, but they also contain a healthy amount of MSG!
April 20, 2016
This sake brewing factory in Sawai is not always for enjoying the sake but also the scenery. . After about 30-45 minutes of factory tour, cross the street or just pass the tunnel then you will see a beautiful garden near the river to enjoy the sake!
December 25, 2015
For almost one hundred years, the Kewpie Corporation has made and distributed mayonnaise all over Japan and now the world. Inside the factory they offer a free tour for visitors to see how the mayo is made and what is inside it that has made Kewpie mayonnaise so popular and so distinctly Japanese.
July 26, 2015
The founder of Japanese whiskey, Shinjiro Torii, chose Yamazaki because of his preference for high quality water. Construction then began in 1923. Visitors are taken through the fascinating and delicate process of whiskey making.
July 24, 2015
Kirin Brewery is one of the leading beer breweries of Yokohama founded in 1907. Kirin Beer Village is a part of Kirin’s breweries where you can enjoy a FREE Brewery Tour consisting of an overview of the production process and some beer tasting.
January 27, 2015