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Amazing Quality Sushi & Seafood That Won’t Break Your Budget: Top 3 Great-Value Spots Near Niigata Station

Niigata And Sado Sashimi

Even if you can't visit right now, here are some Japanese sushi spots to make your mouth water... When it comes to popular Japanese food, seafood bowls and sushi are some of the most well-known and loved. And of course, the fresher the seafood, the more delicious and flavorful it is. So when you visit Niigata Prefecture, which happens to lie right on the Sea of Japan, you are bound to find only the freshest and tastiest of such seafood dishes! Many of these popular Niigata seafood shops are conveniently located right near the JR Niigata Station. Today, we will introduce three of these top shops: a sushi shop, seafood bowl shop, and an izakaya.

Carbs on Carbs: Top 5 Weird Ways Japan Took Baked Goods to Another Level

Sapporo / Chitose

When it comes to food, some of the most unique culinary creations found in Japan are not limited to high-class restaurants, but can be found at the humble convenience store or supermarket. Often they no longer resemble the original inspiration in terms of appearance, but are distinguished by their rich and interesting flavor combinations as well. When most people think about “bread,” usually a vision of baguettes, rolls or sandwiches comes to mind. In Japan, these common varieties are joined by a unique genre known as souzai pan (“pan” being the word for bread in Japanese). Despite their being found practically everywhere in Japan, since souzai pan blend in with their common counterparts so well, most are not immediately recognized by foreign visitors. But if you know what you’re looking for, you’ll find just to what extent bread is as much a food as it is an artistic medium.

(Video) OFF-KAi!!: An Akihabara Hair Salon for Anime Fans

Akihabara Other Health and Beauty

Have you ever watched anime and wished that you could rock a style as colorful and wild as the characters in Japanese animation? Your chance has arrived! Located in Akihabara, the heart of Japan’s otaku subculture, is a unique hair salon like none other in the world: OFF-KAi!! a hair salon that transforms customers into their favorite anime, manga, or game characters! LIVE JAPAN took a visit to see what it’s all about and to try out their services!

Day Trip Around Nikko! Get the Most out of Nikko's Famous Sightseeing Spots and World Heritage Site on the Hato Bus!

Nikko Cultural Heritage Sites

Nikko is a popular sightseeing spot that is super easy to access from Tokyo! On our trip, we started at the famous Nikko Toshogu Shrine, then visited Lake Chuzenji, Japan’s highest altitude lake, and one of the three most beautiful waterfalls of Japan, Kegon Falls, and continued our adventures around Nikko! To visit these famous spots of Nikko, you can join a fun foreign language bus tour to enjoy a fuss-free trip to your heart’s content. Out of the many bus tours available, we recommend the “Hato Bus”, the yellow tour bus loved by all visitors regardless of nationality. The foreign language bus tour “Trip around the World Heritages in Nikko” provides guidance in both English and Chinese along sightseeing spots in Nikko. We tried out the tour for ourselves - join us on our adventure around this beautiful, natural area!

Welcome to Tokyo's Trendiest Street! Top 6 Recommendations in Shimokitazawa for 2020

Shibamata / Kita-Senju / Kameari Other Townscapes

Are you familiar with the name "Shimokitazawa?" If you’re into Japanese literature, then you might know of the original novel "Hello, Shimokitazawa" by Banana Yoshimoto. Or if dramas are your thing, then maybe you've seen one called "Shimokitazawa Diehard" starring Eiko Koike. Or maybe you're a music fan who's been to the Shimokitazawa Music Festival. How has this town, formerly nicknamed "cotton town" for all its clothing stores, changed? Allow us to introduce some of Shimokitazawa's best antique shops, gourmet food spots, and latest trendy information!

Japan's Kiroro Resort is so Popular We Made an Entire Access Guide About it

Otaru Skiing & Snowboarding

Kiroro Resort is a winter resort that offers world quality powder snow right through until “Golden Week” in May. During the season’s peak, the snowfall can reach up to 5m near the summit! There are various ski slopes for beginners to advanced skiers, so there’s something for everyone. On the vast resort ground, there are facilities such as the entrance to the skiing area "Kiroro Mountain Center,” which is in "Kiroro Snow World,” adjacent to it is the accommodation “Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort,” and “The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido” which is connected to a shopping mall and hot spring facility. The accommodation creates incredible winter vibes alongside the crisp white snow. To reach Kiroro Resort, there are busses from New Chitose Airport, Sapporo, Otaru, and Niseko. Otaru is an especially accessible location, which only takes about an hour. We’ve made a detailed guide on how to reach Kiroro Resort from the major areas of Hokkaido. Text & Images:Kawashima Nobuhiro

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