Okinawan Food: 4 Favorites, and Extra Goodies!

While Okinawa's food didn't particularly blow me away, I had an nice time trying some of it's dishes. :) My Top 4 1. Mozuku Tempura I guess this is kind of cheating because I love tempura, but this stuff was really good! Mozuku is a a seaweed exclusive to Okinawa.  In it's non-tempura form, it's kind of thick, … Continue reading Okinawan Food: 4 Favorites, and Extra Goodies!

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Shirakawa-go: Snow, Mountains, and an Old School Japanese Village!

This past weekend I took a snowy 6 hour train/bus voyage from Mie, my home prefecture, into Gifu, which is a land-locked, mountainous prefecture north of me. The destination was the village of Ogimachi in Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the uniquely steep and thatched roof structure of its traditional houses! About the Shirakawa Region Ogimachi is a village located in … Continue reading Shirakawa-go: Snow, Mountains, and an Old School Japanese Village!