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Squab @ Bistro Ryomon, Only in Summer

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Bistro Ryomon stands inconspicuously on a narrow street in the Higashiyama Chaya district. I had heard that the Bistro was serving squab this summer, so I went over to see. Squab are difficult to breed and are considered a specialty dish even in their native France. Chef Ryomon slowly grills the meat, drawing out the・・・

The Top Recommendation in Kanazawa Is… Massage?

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A prefectural school for the blind was founded in Kanazawa more than 100 years ago, and one of its programs trains students to be licensed masseuses and masseurs (anma shiatsu). Perhaps it’s because the school is located here that the quality of massage is so high. A massage in Tokyo costs about 5,600 yen per・・・

Regional Sports in Ishikawa Prefecture

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The PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 gave us a chance to think about the possibility of a peaceful unification of North and South Korea. It also showed the contribution of sports to international peace and communication. Within Japan, sports contributes to better communication and regional revitalization. Ishikawa prefecture has many sports teams: the “Ishikawa Million Stars,”・・・

Shinkansen Effect on Hotel Construction

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Everyone expected a construction boom when the Hokuriku Shinkansen arrived, and three years on, it’s a mixed blessing. According to NHK, the number of guests at big hotels in Kanazawa decreased slightly last year from the year before, but compared to the year before the Shinkansen opened, it’s up an amazing 26.5%. On the other・・・

The Coming of Spring Brings Wild Mountain Vegetables

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This is the season for mountain vegetables and wild edible plants. Do you know your Japanese mountain vegetables? Local edible plants include: fukinoto, tsukushi, taranome, kogomi, koshiabura, zenmai, warabi, udo, fuki, takenoko, and wasabi. If you live in the city, you’re unlikely to recognize these plants or even know their names. But it’s one of・・・

A Popular Sightseeing Spot in Kanazawa City – Myouryuji Temple (Ninja Temple)

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Myouryuji Temple Known as Ninja Templeのサムネイル

The top four sightseeing destinations among visitors to Kanazawa are Kenrokuen, Kanazawa Castle Park, the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art. Number five is the Ninja Temple, otherwise known as Myouryuji Temple. Considering that the top four are all government facilities, it’s interesting that number 5 is・・・

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