Behind the red gate


If there’s ONE ubiquitous photo in travel guides for Japan, it’s undoubtedly this red torii gate that seems to float on the sea. Where is this gate? In the Seto Inland Sea, on the island of Miyajima, facing the city of Hiroshima. But let’s be honest: the gate is only good for a 5-minute photo […]

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Mikuniya Nori selection

Since the 17th century, Hiroshima Prefecture has been renowned for its nori seaweed cultivation in the vast fishing grounds of the Seto Inland Sea. The quality and taste of the seaweed owe a great deal to the cultivation process and the quality of the waters in which the seaweed was grown – one is tempted […]

In Kagoshima


Japanese summer is festival season, and the June Lantern Festival (rokugatsudô) is unique to the prefecture of Kagoshima, on the island of Kyushu. If you think it’s a bit late to mention it, don’t worry: we’re talking about the lunar month of June, which corresponds to our current month of July, which is why this […]