Izakaya pubs, where you can casually eat and drink, are oases in cities. They enjoy popularity among people of all generations, including office workers and students that come in groups or couples using them for dates. Chimney Group, which operates about 700 restaurants throughout Japan, including “Hananomai,” has combined the appeal of an izakaya offering a wide variety of menu items that consist mainly of Japanese dishes at reasonable prices with the enjoyment of seeing and experiencing aspects of Japanese culture. Let’s check out “Hananomai,” which is like a Japanese food theme park and is also popular with foreign visitors!
Once every three years, “Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale”, one of the largest international art festivals in the world, is held in summer in Niigata Prefecture. Up and coming artists from all over the world gather to present their new artwork. Let’s go experience the special atmosphere where art and nature fuse together.
Japanese Aizome (indigo dyeing) is characterized by a deep blue color that is also called “Japan blue” because of its beautiful hue, and is highly appreciated in foreign countries as well. It has been treasured by Japanese people since ancient times, and it is now used for modern items such as jeans or sweaters. Try finding your favorite Aizome items or experiencing it yourself in Japan, and discover the charm of the mystical Japan blue yourself!
Do you want to feel the rhythm and vibration of the powerful Japanese drums amongst nature? You will surely be able to experience the most exciting night and be impressed by the music and performances under the star-filled night sky.
Motonosumi Inari Shrine is best known for its red shrine gates. But why is it also known as the shrine with the most challenging offertory box in Japan to throw money into?
Let’s try super-size dishes that are surprising to see and even more satisfying to eat!
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