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  • Those who are well versed in Japanese soba may know of "hegisoba ", which is rarely heard of outside of Niigata. It is one of the soba varieties born and developed in Niigata Prefecture, and is a local delicacy commonly eaten in the region. "Hegi "is the vessel that serves as the identity of hegisoba. "It is said that the name comes from the verb hagu ", which means to peel, and as the name implies, a wooden board is used. It is like "colander ", in which "colander "is replaced by "hegi ". The soba is made with a smooth buckwheat paste, which is then arranged like a beautiful woven fabric. It is a local soba with a unique taste and appearance. In this issue, we have selected five popular soba restaurants in Niigata Prefecture that offer hegisoba. Please have a look.


  • Kochi Prefecture is famous for seafood such as bonito, which is blessed by the Kuroshio Current, and citrus fruits grown in the prefecture's mild and blessed climate, but there are also many excellent B-class gourmet restaurants and local gourmet foods that can only be enjoyed in Kochi Prefecture that make use of local ingredients. Among B-class gourmet restaurants that are inexpensive, quick and easy to eat, we have carefully selected four restaurants that are loved by locals and tourists alike and have been cherished for many years. Photos of delicious meals line up on social networking sites when you travel somewhere, and the restaurants introduced here are all those that have become the talk of the town on social networking sites. It might be a good idea to make a plan to eat all the B-class gourmet food unique to Tosa once in a while.

    2024-01-17 Management office

  • Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce seven recommended gourmet restaurants in the Fujinomiya area of Shizuoka Prefecture, especially Fujinomiya yakisoba. Fujinomiya yakisoba has become a specialty of Shizuoka Prefecture, and is one of the most popular B-grade gourmet foods in Japan. Its affordability and popular flavor combine to make it a wonderful dish that attracts a great number of people. Please enjoy Fujinomiya's famous gourmet food and have a fun time that you can only experience here.

    2023-11-29 Management office

  • Nowadays, people who can have a good time alone are the ones who are happy. Many people would like to enjoy drinking alone as much as they enjoy hobbies or going out. However, going out for a drink alone for the first time requires some courage. Bars, for example, may seem somewhat intimidating, and you may not know what kind of place to choose. In this issue, we have selected five recommended izakaya (Japanese style pubs) and bars in the Tokyo area that are perfect for drinking alone. Please refer to them when choosing a place to drink.


  • Hiroshima Prefecture is famous nationwide for its local delicacies such as Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, oysters, and autumn-leaf buns, but there are also many other lesser-known but superbly delicious Hiroshima gourmet foods. We have selected a number of restaurants that offer Hiroshima's local delicacies that are well-known to locals but not so major in Japan.

    2023-11-17 Management office

  • With the recent decline of rare spots around the country, have you heard about a new and much talked about rare spot that was created in Tochigi Prefecture in 2015? Its name is the Iwashita Fresh Ginger Museum. This time we will tell you all about this chaotic and surreal tourist facility, the Iwashita New Ginger Museum.


  • Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce 7 recommended tea stores in the Shizuoka area. Shizuoka, as it goes without saying, is known for its specialty, tea. The image of Shizuoka = tea has taken root throughout the country, and because it is such a specialty, tourists are eager to drink it. There is also a Japanese atmosphere, and you can enjoy an extraordinary, traditional, and calm atmosphere. We hope you will use this article as a guide to taste the tea that is representative of the Shizuoka area.

    2023-09-29 Management office

  • Sapporo, a city of 2 million, is the gourmet capital of Hokkaido, a treasure trove of food. "You may be thinking, "I only have a limited number of meals during my trip, so I want to eat the best food I can find! "But there are so many restaurants to choose from that you may have a hard time choosing the right one. In this issue, the author, a native of Sapporo, introduces some of the must-try gourmet restaurants in Sapporo!


  • It is rare in the world for a country to be as blessed with good food as Japan. The incredible variety and the ability to eat reasonably high quality food in all price ranges is truly amazing. This article highlights five of the most appealing gourmet foods from all over Japan. Why not use them as a reference and consider your next travel destination for region-specific tastes?


  • Hakodate is a staple of Hokkaido sightseeing. Hakodate is a popular sightseeing destination in Hokkaido, offering a wide variety of attractive gourmet foods such as seafood and sweets. In this issue, I will introduce some truly delicious Hakodate gourmet foods recommended by the author, who visits Hakodate at least once a year. From classic Hakodate favorites to gourmet foods known only to the locals, be sure to check them out!


  • Izushi soba, a local dish of Izushi, Toyooka City, Hyogo Prefecture, also known as "Tajima's Little Kyoto ", where the elegant townscape still remains. It is characterized by its unique style of being served on small plates. The current way of eating Izushi Soba is to pour the sauce in a tokkuri (Japanese rice wine cup) into a Soba-no-inokuchi, and enjoy it with various condiments such as green onions, wasabi, grated radish, grated yam, raw egg, and so on. It is said that you are a full-fledged soba (buckwheat noodle) connoisseur if you can eat 15 to 20 small plates, depending on the restaurant. "is a sign that you are a soba connoisseur. "is the title you receive when you eat 15 to 20 small plates. Depending on the restaurant and the number of plates you eat, you may even get a year's free membership. There is also a plan for eating and walking around. For details, please contact the Izushi Tourist Center. It is recommended that you get the stamps of the stores you visited stamped on the back of the Chirimen Kinchaku, which will be a great souvenir of your trip. In this issue, we would like to introduce seven famous Izushi soba restaurants that you should definitely try when you visit Izushi. Please take a look at them as a reference for your trip.


  • Little America "American Village "in Chatan Town is a popular tourist spot with a great atmosphere. American Village, where you can enjoy shopping and dining, also has many restaurants perfect for lunch. This article introduces restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious lunch in the American Village. The restaurants with outstanding views and Okinawa's gourmet food will appear on this page.


  • Oysters are one of Hiroshima Prefecture's most famous products, and if you want to enjoy their taste even more, you should go to an oyster hut. In this issue, we have carefully selected some of the best oyster huts to visit.

    2023-05-23 Management office

  • If you have ever been to Hokkaido, you have probably seen Seicomart (a.k.a. Seikoma), the convenience store with the orange sign. With its delicious and inexpensive private products, and the convenience of its stores located almost everywhere in Hokkaido, Seicomart has become a part of the "infrastructure for the daily lives of Hokkaido residents. SECOMA is also a great place for tourists to eat during a drive or to look for souvenirs! In this article, the author, who buys at SECOMA whenever she returns to Hokkaido, introduces the secret of SECOMA's popularity and recommended products.


  • With the recent decline of rare spots around the country, have you heard about a new and much talked about rare spot that was created in Tochigi Prefecture in 2015? Its name is the Iwashita Fresh Ginger Museum. This time we will tell you all about this chaotic and surreal tourist facility, the Iwashita New Ginger Museum.


  • Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce some recommended gyoza restaurants in Hamamatsu prefecture. Hamamatsu area in Shizuoka Prefecture is well known for its gyoza (dumplings). "The brand called Hamamatsu gyoza "is very popular. Please enjoy the local specialty during your trip.

    2023-01-26 Management office

  • Hiroshima Prefecture is famous for Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, and there are numerous restaurants in and around Hiroshima City. In this article, I, a Hiroshima resident and a lover of Hiroshima, have selected some of the most irresistible okonomiyaki restaurants in the prefecture.

    2023-01-16 Management office

  • Ramen is one of Japan's most popular gourmet foods and a source of pride throughout the world. It is no exaggeration to say that ramen is becoming a food loved by all mankind, with an increasing number of ramen chains expanding overseas and steadily improving their performance. In this issue, we introduce six attractive ramen restaurants from all over Japan that are well worth a visit. Why not include in your travel plans the opportunity to experience the diversity and depth of the ramen offered at each of these restaurants?


  • Miyajima is one of Hiroshima's most popular tourist destinations! Miyajima is always crowded with people from both inside and outside of the prefecture. You can visit the Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site, be healed by the fish at the Miyajima Aquarium, and play with the deer that are everywhere on the island. Many people may be looking for lunch on Miyajima. In this issue, we will introduce five excellent lunches recommended on Miyajima.

    2022-10-31 Management office

  • There are many delicious foods in Hiroshima, such as oysters, okonomiyaki, lemon-based sweets, and momiji manju. Some people may miss Hiroshima specialties even after returning from a trip to Hiroshima. In this issue, we will introduce six souvenirs that you can enjoy even after you leave Hiroshima. Souvenirs for family and friends, and I recommend it as a souvenir for yourself.

    2022-10-24 Management office

  • Tokushima has many specialty products, especially at local roadside stations, which offer a colorful array of souvenirs. This article "introduces some "not-to-be-missed" souvenirs of Tokushima for those who want to avoid subtle souvenirs and buy souvenirs that will please ". All of our souvenirs are reasonably priced, last a long time, and are easy to give to multiple people, so please take a look at our selection.


  • Hiroshima has long been famous for okonomiyaki, momiji manju, sake, and Onomichi ramen, and more recently, soupless dandanmen and sweets made with Setouchi lemons have become popular. Oysters are an indispensable part of Hiroshima Prefecture's many specialties! Hiroshima boasts the largest production of oysters in Japan, so there is no way you can leave without trying one. In this issue, we will introduce four recommended oyster lunch restaurants in Hiroshima.

    2022-09-08 Management office

  • Hello. In this article, I would like to introduce 7 recommended restaurants in the Ishikawa area. The Ishikawa area is a land very blessed with nature, and you can enjoy delicious foods from both the sea and the mountains. As a tourist destination rich in nature, you can first enjoy the scenery and sightseeing itself. Then, please enjoy the food, which is the other best part of the trip, and have a wonderful time.

    2022-06-30 Management office

  • When you visit Nagano Prefecture, the first thing you may notice is the cute, round, rustic "oyaki ". Nagano Prefecture is blessed with beautiful water and abundant nature, so no matter what you make, the taste of the ingredients is outstanding. In addition to "Oyaki "and "Gohei Mochi "made with Nagano's seasonal vegetables and high-quality udon flour and rice, we have carefully selected five famous restaurants in Nagano where you can enjoy the most delicious local specialties such as Shinshu soba noodles, Sauce katsudon, "Oshibori udon "and many other local gourmet dishes. These are restaurants where you can enjoy local delicacies while taking your time to pick up souvenirs or enjoy walking around the city in Nagano.

    2022-06-10 Management office

  • Kochi offers not only sightseeing but also many delicious foods. Kochi has a catchphrase, "Kochi-ya," which means "Kochi house," and the wish that people would come to Kochi and feel at home has become well known throughout the country. Despite the lack of convenient transportation, Kochi is a popular tourist destination with many visitors coming from all over the country to enjoy the local specialties and cuisine. Even today, the number of tourists continues to grow, and buses are even available for gourmet tours. Here are some of the best gourmet specialties of Kochi.

    2022-06-10 Management office

  • Hiroshima Prefecture, in the heart of the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, is home to many delicious restaurants. Michelin surveys restaurants undercover and publishes a red book called the Red Book. Hiroshima was surveyed in 2013 and 2018, and several restaurants received stars. We would like to introduce three of Hiroshima's leading restaurants that have received Michelin stars, a sign of world-renowned restaurants. We hope you will try them on special occasions such as dates and anniversaries.

    2022-04-14 Management office

  • Oysters, okonomiyaki, and momiji manju have long been standard Hiroshima specialties, but it is sweets made with lemons that are becoming a new standard. Hiroshima Prefecture produces the largest amount of lemons in Japan, and lemons grown in the mild climate of the Seto Inland Sea can be eaten right down to the peel. Sweets made with lemons are not only sweet, but also have a moderate sourness, making them tasty even for those who do not usually eat sweets. In this issue, we will introduce six cafes that offer sweets made with lemons, a local specialty.

    2022-03-25 Management office

  • Miyazaki Prefecture, famous for power spots such as Takachiho, is not only a tourist destination. There are many delicious foods that take advantage of Miyazaki's climate. Miyazaki is a region where meat such as Miyazaki Jidori chicken, Takachiho beef, and Miyazaki beef is particularly delicious, and there are many delicious foods in Miyazaki Prefecture, including some that have won the B-class gourmet grand prix, as well as sweets, so be sure to enjoy some of its specialty foods.

    2022-03-15 Management office

  • Oita is known as the best "music prefecture "in Japan, including the popular Beppu Hot Springs. Oita is not only famous for its hot springs, but also for its delicious local food. We would like to introduce some of the best Oita gourmet foods that you should try. Please take a look at them when you travel to Oita.

    2022-03-15 Management office


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