• Enjoying a luxurious Ryokan stay
    Enjoying a luxurious Ryokan stay

  • Arita, Imari and Karatsu. Explore the villages of ceramics
    Arita, Imari and Karatsu.
    Explore the villages of ceramics
  • Washoku (Japanese cuisine), saving mankind
    Washoku (Japanese cuisine),
    saving mankind
  • "The new tax free system, saving you even more when you shop! "
    The new tax free system,
    saving you even more when you shop!
  • "Sukagawa/ The Taimatsu Akashi", a grand fire festival
    "Sukagawa/ The Taimatsu Akashi",
    a grand fire festival
  • The "Tottori Sakyu Illusion", a unique collaboration of light and sand
    The "Tottori Sakyu Illusion",
    a unique collaboration of light and sand

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2014.09

Enjoying a luxurious Ryokan stay

For visitors who want to experience Japanese culture, staying at a Ryokan or a traditional Japanese inn is a must. Ryokans are treasure houses, filled with unique Japanese characteristics including being surrounded by beautiful nature, natural hot springs, delicious Japanese cuisine, having a relaxing time in a room filled with Japanese ambience, appreciating the warm Omotenashi (Japanese hospitality) provided to guests. In order to find out what we can actually experience at a Ryokan, we visited “Taiyo No Sato Bettei Umi To Mori”, a high-grade resort facility surrounded by ocean and forests, located in Choshi City, Chiba Prefecture, one and a half hours away from Narita Airport.

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2014.09

Arita, Imari and Karatsu. Explore the villages of ceramics.

In Saga Prefecture, located in northwestern Kyushu, the production of ceramics has been ongoing since early times. Colorful Arita ware and earthy Karatsu ware are the roots of Japanese ceramics. Discover the charm of ceramics, search for that perfect bowl, enjoy local delicacies served on traditional plates in peaceful towns… Head to Saga and experience all this and more.

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2014.09

Washoku (Japanese cuisine), saving mankind

Washoku has been drawing attention all over the world for being healthy and delicious. However, the reason why it is healthy and delicious is not well known. Dr. Takeo Koizumi, an honorary professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and a leading expert in zymology, has a great knowledge of Washoku and told us three keywords, “vegetables, dashi (fish stock)/ umami (flavor), and fermentation”.

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