Häagen-Dazs Yuzu Citrus & Cream

Häagen-Dazs Yuzu Citrus & Cream

Japan has lots of interesting ice cream flavours, and one thing I really miss is checking out the new seasonal flavours of Häagen-Dazs that used to crop up every now and then. When I was in Japan last year I tried the Spoon Vege flavours, which were actually pretty good, and I often see more … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Fukui (福井県)

Japan by Prefecture: Fukui (福井県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Fukui (福井県). Fukui Prefecture is part of the Chubu Region (中部地方). I’ve actually never been to Fukui, but I hear about it all the time … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Ishikawa (石川県)

Japan by Prefecture: Ishikawa (石川県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Ishikawa (石川県). Ishikawa Prefecture is part of the Chubu Region (中部地方), and is also part of what is known as the Hokuriku Region (北陸地方). I … Continue reading

Yamato Taiko Drummers in Bristol

Yamato Taiko Drummers in Bristol

A couple of weeks ago I went to see Yamato, a taiko (太鼓) troupe from Japan, perform at the Hippodrome in Bristol. I’ve seen lots of taiko performances before, and I think I’ve seen Yamato perform once before in London, but I’m always excited to see another taiko performance. The show was great! They are … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Toyama (富山県)

Japan by Prefecture: Toyama (富山県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Toyama (富山県). Toyama Prefecture is part of the Chubu Region (中部地方), and is also part of what is known as the Hokuriku Region (北陸地方). Because … Continue reading