Tag Archives: Tohoku

Food stop 2 – Hasshoku Center

Succulent babies aren’t they? These are what I had at Hasshoku Center, Hachinohe on our second food stop for the day. This nondescript building in Hachinohe, Aomori is the cleanest wet market I’ve seen anywhere. But then again, this IS … Continue reading

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Food stop 1

I don’t know the name of this ryokan-restaurant, but it is just on the road leading out from Oirase stream. It’s quite a big complex with an impressive lobby.Comes complete with wedding chapel too! We stopped for lunch here. Food … Continue reading

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Landscapes by road in Tohoku

The landscape is Tohoku is pretty. Dominated by large swatches of rice fields, there are small villages, the occasional sight of hills, rivers and once in a while, a bright red torii gate! This trip has lots of travel by … Continue reading

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Zany about Zunda

It’s not slime. It’s zunda mochi. I’m not crazy about it, but the folks who live this far up north in Tohoku sure are zany about their zunda.

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Oirase stream

Have you seen water dance? I’m not talking about the cheesy pre-programmed jets of water in co-ordinated fountains – that’s just fake. There I was at the northernmost tip of Aomori prefecture in northern Japan, deep in the woods corded … Continue reading

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On the Tohoku shinkansen

Double-decker shinkansen. After so many trips to Japan, this is my first time seeing a double-decker shinkansen. So fun. Get the upper level seats and you can see the world whizz by. Get the lower level seats and you see … Continue reading

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