Daruma, Japanese traditional doll
Activities Culture Sponsored Tohoku | Sendai

Try Your Hand at Painting Traditional Dolls at a Traditional Folk Art Village

Sponsored by The Tourism Association of Central Region in Fukushima Prefecture The History of Takashiba Dekoyashiki (Workshop) During the Edo Period, this area was part of the Miharu Clan territory, and the local toys at Takashiba Dokoyashiki Doll House are often referred to by this…
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Activities Culture Koshinetsu | Nagano Sponsored

Koide International Snowball Fight: Costumes, Snowball Fights, and Igloo Huts (Niigata )

Sponsored by UONUMA City Tourist Association   Koide(Niigata) Koide is a small town located in the larger city of Uonuma. Well known for its ski resorts and heavy snowfall the area has many winter related sports during the snowy season. Among them is the Koide International…
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Food Sightseeing Sponsored Tokai | Nagoya

Soba, Dango and Visit of the Okuni Jinja Shrine, the “Little Kyoto” of Enshu

Sponsored by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association   While I was traveling in the western part of Shizuoka Prefecture (also known asTōtōmi-no-kuni 遠江国 or Enshū 遠州), I went to visit the Okuni Jinja (小国神社), one of the four main shinto shrines in Shizuoka Prefecture, known for its large path lined with…
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Activities Sponsored Tokai | Nagoya

Hamamatsu: Making Your Very Own Bottle of Soy Sauce at Meijiya Soy Factory

Sponsored by Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association   Meijiya Shoyu While I was visiting Shizuoka prefecture, I visited Meijiya Shoyu, a traditional soy factory which produces organic soy sauce. This family-run company was established in the 8th year of the Meiji era around 1875 (hence its name)…