Monthly Archives for April 2013

“Natto” – fermented soybeans

Most Japanese hotel are served “Natto” for breakfast. It would be surprised if you did not know it. Because, it looks like spoiled soybeans and you will be realized by its smell. Natto has been known overseas in recent years … Continue reading

30. April 2013 by Katsuyuki
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Narcissus Festival

Today, I will introduce Daffodils Festival of Shinshu Kokusai Ongakumura (Shinshu International Music Village). Thousands of daffodils are planted in Shinshu Kokusai Ongakumura. Daffodils are blooming all around in spring. They don’t stand out very much, because there is a … Continue reading

29. April 2013 by Katsuyuki
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The symbol of station – continued

You also find the water wheel besides of the Sanada Yukimura. I don’t know why the symbol of Ueda station is the water wheel. It is said to be the image of a clear flow of the Chikuma River. There … Continue reading

26. April 2013 by Katsuyuki
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The symbol of station

Thanks to the Japanese bullet train Shinkansen, it only takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Tokyo to Ueda Castle. Today, I will introduce the symbol of Ueda city when you exit from the Shinkansen station. First you see … Continue reading

25. April 2013 by Katsuyuki
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Open-air stalls in Japan - continued

The most popular dish here is the spit‐roasting with the local special source, called “kushiyaki”. But I ate it for lunch alerady, so I bought an OKONOMIYAKI (savory pancake with various ingredients). It was yummy¡❢ Other than this, there are … Continue reading

24. April 2013 by Katsuyuki
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