Kanazawa, the little kyoto

Known as the Little Kyoto, Kanazawa is the capital city of Ishikawa prefecture. Filled with beautiful historical houses, geisha and samurai districts, traditional arts and handicrafts and beautifully preserved gardens, Kanazawa is one of the most significant cities of the Edo period. With the new shinkansen (bullet train) line directly linking Tokyo to Kanazawa, it is ...

Ameshin – Incredible Amezaiku Candy Candy

Super backlog post but I know I had to post about this really interesting experience. Do you know ame shokunin, or candy artisan? There are now less than 50 of such amezaiku artists in the whole of Japan. Shinri Tezuka is such a ame shokunin, and the owner of an artisan candy shop called Ameshin in the ...

Visit Kobe (part 2)

Part 2 of my awesome visit to Kobe city in Japan. Read part 1 here. Aside from the various key areas I visited , I wanted to highlight several other really awesome attractions and experiences I had in Kobe. 二郎農園 Strawberry picking at Niro-Ichigo Farm  http://www.kobe-kanko-engei.jp/farm.php?id=13 神戸市北区有野町二郎(各地) I had my first and the most amazing ichigo picking experience at Niro-ichigo Farm. Each ...