Wakayama’s “Castle in the Sky” – Tomogashima

October 6, 2016

Looking for an interesting place to stay with unusual experience? How about island like “Laputa”? Laputa as known as “Castle in the Sky” and it is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. In Wakayama,…

5 reasons why you need to visit Wakayama

September 28, 2016

Do you know Wakayama, where is the prefecture of West Japan. Actually, even Japanese people never visited to Wakayama especially people who lives around Tokyo. I was born in Tokyo and used to live in London for 20 years. Finally, I am in Wakayama. For me, Wakayama is the best place in…

Enjoy Onsen Egg at Oldest Hotspring in Japan

September 23, 2016

Do you know ONSEN Eggs? Traditionally, the raw eggs are placed inside the basket or net and left to be cooked slowly in the Hot spring (Onsen). It takes around 30 to 40 minutes. And…. Ready to eat! Kumano Kodo pilgrims often did purification rites in Yunomine Onsen (Yunomine Hotspring). It…

Kumano Kodo pilgrimage hike with traditional costume

September 21, 2016

Step back to thousand years ago…. Very unique experience of Kumano Kodo. Try Heian pilgrim costume like this. So coooool, isn’t it? Try out the elegant outfits worn by pilgrims during the Heian period, for cool pictures. Take a walk and experience the Kumano kodo Route in a whole new way!…

Wakayama Ramen – Japan’s “Most Delicious” Ramen

September 20, 2016

Do you fancy a Ramen? Why not try Wakayama Ramen for dinner? Ide Shoten’s Wakayama ramen was voted “Japan’s most delicious” by a Japanese food show. Wakayama ramen has a unique soup base, made with an extremely savory pork bone and soy sauce broth.   Its looks like Wakayama region’s…

Eat Umeboshi Stay Healthy!

September 15, 2016

Do you know “Umeboshi”? Have you ever tried Umeboshi plums? Wakayama Prefecture has been the Japan’s leading producer of Umeboshi, and the Ume cultivar named “Nankobai” produces high-quality Umeboshi. Umeboshi are pickled Ume fruits common in Japan. The word “umeboshi” is often translated into English as “Japanese salt plums,” “salt…