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10 Historical Sweets from Hokuriku

Hokuriku has various wonderful 'omiyage' (souvenir) sweets for travelers. Here we outline 10 historical souvenirs you simply have to buy on your next Hokuriku trip!

Visit 3-Michelin-Starred Gokayama

Take the new Hokuriku Shinkansen to visit the splendidly preserved, Michelin three-starred Gokayama village in Toyama Prefecture. If you want to get away from it all and be surrounded by nature and heritage, Gokayama is for you.

20 Meters of Snow in Toyama

Every spring, 30-ton snow cutters carve through some of the deepest snow accumulations in the world to create the Snow Wall, or 'Yuki-no-Otani.'

Top 3 Cycling Routes in Japan

Change your perception of Japan by taking an unforgettable bicycle ride through some of the country's rural and picturesque areas.

Central Japan's 11 Best Edible Souvenirs

Chubu is the central region of Japan's main island, Honshu. No visit to the beautiful, historic region is complete without bringing home some of its most delectable souvenirs.

Top 10 Local Train Rides

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.

6 Great Innovations from Japan's Countryside

From urban planning and fish farming to food recycling and the re-invigoration of traditional techniques, a number of great ideas have come out of Japan's smaller towns and cities.

Casting Craftmanship

NOUSAKU Corp. applies traditional Japanese casting techniques to contemporary designs to promote a unique, stylish lifestyle.

5 Distinctive Sake Cups

As the home of sake, Japan is also the home of the humble sake cup!

Wonder at These 7 Exquisitely Designed Sweets!

Mastering the art of making perfectly crafted items is something synonymous with Japan. And here, even in sweets, that excellence continues.

Wonders of Japan: Harmony with Nature

Experience a traditional recycling-oriented lifestyle.

Different Elevations: From Sea to Mountain

Taste the finest foods produced by the different elevations of sea and mountain in Japan.

Konbu Road: Ancient Route of Kelp & Medicine

Sailing south down Japan’s western coast from Hokkaido, ships brought goods that included the edible kelp called "konbu" to Toyama on their way along the watery route that came to be called Konbu Road.

My Solo Journey to Hida-Takayama

First I traveled from Nagoya Station to Takayama via JR Ltd. Express Hida (Wide View).

8 Incredible Snow Scenes in Japan

Here's a selection of places that are beautiful in the warm weather, but in the winter, that beauty is multiplied!

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