Takayama: Mitarashi Dango

My grandparents live Gifu, Takayama, Japan.

The kanji for Takayama is 高山.

高=Taka, translates to, in this instance, “tall”.  山= Yama, translates to “mountain.” Meaning that my grandparents live on a tall mountain. Whenever I visit them, I always have to eat my favorite snack. Continue reading


3 Foods You Must Try in Nagoya

Nagoya Castle
http://bit.ly/2q87UvF (C) 2017

Nagoya is Japan’s fourth most populated city and it is home to automaking giants Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi Motors. Nagoya castle is a prominent historical monument and historically, Nagoya is a region where samurai and ninja culture has evolved. Continue reading