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Youths Learn About Career Opportunities At Job Fair

first_img About 350 Aboriginal youths from the Atlantic provinces are inHalifax today, Nov. 25, for a one-day job fair to learn aboutfuture career opportunities. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Baker of Nova Scotia openedthe fair this morning. He told participants at the Blueprint for the Future Fair thatthe forum will expand their horizons at a time when they arepreparing to take their place in Canada’s 21st century workplace. The fair is one of a series held across Canada to exposeAboriginal youths to the opportunities available if they completetheir education. Representatives from a large cross-section ofbusinesses will talk to the young people about various careeroptions. The event is organized by symphony conductor and composer JohnKim Bell, founder of the National Aboriginal AchievementFoundation and of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Mr. Kim Bell told a luncheon audience on Monday, Nov. 24 that theaverage 70 per cent dropout rate among Aboriginal youths isunacceptable and unless the trend is reversed it will cause majorsocio-economic problems for Canada in the future. Aboriginal youth is the fastest growing population group inCanada. ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS–Youths Learn About Career Opportunities AtJob Fairlast_img read more

Montgomerie Named Assistant Deputy Minister Nova Scotia Health Promotion

first_imgThe former chair of the Premiers’ Council on Canadian Health Awareness has been named the new assistant deputy minister of Nova Scotia Health Promotion. Premier John Hamm announced today, Jan. 30, that Duff Montgomerie will replace Scott Logan, who has been seconded from the government of Nova Scotia to the position of CEO of the Halifax 2014 Commonwealth Games candidate city bid. “Mr. Montgomerie brings a great deal of experience and commitment to this important leadership position,” said Premier Hamm. “Duff has a proven record of good judgment in a number of public policy arenas, including his work in my office, his senior policy position at Treasury and Policy Board, and his chairmanship of the Premiers’ Council on Canadian Health Awareness. “I have every confidence he will continue the momentum that has been developed at Nova Scotia Health Promotion. In a short, three-year time span, Health Promotion has opened up a number of channels that will help create a lasting culture of health and well-being for Nova Scotians. Duff is the right person to continue this critical work.” Most recently director of community relations for the Premier’s Office, Mr. Montgomerie has a great deal of administrative and health promotion experience. He served as the executive director of the Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission, director of the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation, and as a member of the Canada Games Council board of directors. The transition of responsibilities between Mr. Logan and Mr. Montgomerie is expected to take place gradually over the next month with completion expected by March 3. See the press release at the Events Halifax website.last_img read more

Southern Region Property Assessment Notices Sent

first_imgAssessment notices are in the mail today, Feb. 7, to Nova Scotia property owners. In the southern region of Nova Scotia, the value of residential property assessments is more than $6.4 billion, an increase of more than 10.2 per cent from 2006. Commercial property assessments totalled almost $1.7 billion, an increase of almost 3.5 per cent. “These assessments reflect a continuing increase in residential property values and, in particular, with waterfront properties,” said Jeff Caddell, regional manager of the southern assessment office. Property assessment notices for most residential properties will include a personal identification number along with the assessment account number. By entering this information on the assessment website, www.nsassessment.ca, owners can look up assessment information about their property. Those without Internet access can obtain the information and answers to assessment questions by calling 1-800-667-5727. Property owners may appeal the market-value assessment if they do not believe their assessment is a reasonable estimate of market value as of Jan. 1, 2005. To appeal, the form on the bottom of the assessment notice must be filled out and returned to the regional assessment office by midnight Wednesday, Feb. 28. Property owners cannot appeal the capped assessment. Residential property owners who have applied for the 2007 CAP program will know if they received the cap when they get their assessment notice. If they see a value in the capped-value section of their notice, they will be taxed on that value. The CAP rate for the 2007-2008 tax year was set by the province at 10 per cent. Applications for the CAP program for the 2007-2008 tax year were due Sept. 30, 2006. Beginning with the 2008-2009 tax year, the CAP rate will be set at Nova Scotia’s Consumer Price Index. Applications for the CAP program for the 2008-2009 tax year are due Sept. 30. They are available at any assessment office or on-line at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/asmt/cap/ .last_img read more

La regrettée Viola Desmond reçoit des excuses officielles et un pardon absolu

first_imgLa Province a présenté des excuses officielles et accordé un pardon absolu à la regrettée Viola Desmond. Originaire d’Halifax, Viola Desmond est une Afro-Canadienne injustement emprisonnée et mise à l’amende en 1946 pour s’être assise dans la section réservée aux blancs dans un cinéma de New Glasgow. Madame Desmond est décédée en 1965. Sur l’avis du Conseil exécutif, la Lieutenante-gouverneure a exercé la prérogative royale de clémence pour accorder un pardon absolu. « Voilà qui clôt un chapitre sombre dans l’histoire de la province et qui permet d’en entreprendre un nouveau, de dire la lieutenante-gouverneure Mayann Francis. Je suis certaine que le cas de Viola Desmond sera le sujet de recherches savantes et de recherches dans le domaine des droits de la personne pour encore bien des années. Il s’agit d’un moment historique pour la Nouvelle-Écosse et pour le Canada et je suis fière d’y jouer un rôle. » Un pardon absolu repose sur l’innocence de l’accusé et reconnaît que l’accusation a été portée par erreur. Un pardon absolu est une mesure extraordinaire prise en considération uniquement dans les circonstances les plus rares. « C’est un jour historique pour la province de la Nouvelle-Écosse et c’est l’occasion pour nous de pouvoir enfin réparer l’offense commise à l’endroit de Mme Desmond et de sa famille, précise le premier ministre Darrell Dexter. C’est également pour nous l’occasion de souligner les gestes incroyablement braves d’une femme qui s’est élevée contre le racisme et la ségrégation. » C’est la première fois qu’un pardon absolu est accordé de manière posthume au Canada. « Ce qui est arrivé à ma sœur fait partie de notre histoire et doit demeurer intact, souligne Wanda Robson, la sœur de Mme Desmond. Nous devons tirer des leçons de notre histoire pour que cela ne se reproduise pas. Si mes parents étaient ici aujourd’hui, cela leur ferait chaud au cœur de voir que Viola est reconnue comme une véritable héroïne canadienne. »last_img read more

Turkey Tips to Make Holiday Safer

first_img Thawing a TurkeyThere are three recommended methods to defrost turkeys to limit bacteria growth: Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw turkey. It is best to cook stuffing outside the turkey. If cooking inside the turkey, it should be moist and loosely placed with 180 ml (3/4 cup) per 500 grams (1 pound). Stuff the turkey just before roasting. If the turkey has been washed or thawed in a sink, the sink must be cleaned with soap and water and sanitized using one and a half teaspoons of household bleach per litre of water. After placing the turkey in the oven, thoroughly clean and sanitize all utensils and work surfaces that were in contact with the raw turkey. Preparation for RoastingProper handling of the raw turkey reduces the risk of cross-contamination and foodborne illness. Refrigerate the turkey and stuffing separately within two hours of cooking. Use leftover turkey and stuffing within three to four days; gravy within one to two days. Reheat turkey, stuffing and gravy thoroughly to a temperature of 74 C (165 F) or until hot and steaming. Cooked turkey can be frozen up to four months; gravy and stuffing for one month. Soups and casseroles using leftover turkey should be made within three to four days, and may be kept frozen for four to six months. Cooking the TurkeyProper cooking will destroy bacteria. Make sure you buy a turkey from an approved source A frozen turkey can be stored in a freezer for up to one year A fresh turkey should be bought one to two days before cooking Select a turkey (or any raw meat) last and keep it separated from other foods to prevent cross-contaminating of other foods A turkey dinner with all the trimmings is a time-honoured holiday tradition for many. Nova Scotians are urged to remember some important tips for safely handling raw and cooked food. “Nova Scotians should remember to make food safety a primary concern when buying, handling, cooking and storing foods this holiday season,” said Mike Horwich, the Agriculture Department’s director of food safety. “Families can reduce the risk of foodborne illness and enjoy safe meals by following a few simple safety tips.” Buying a Turkey The turkey should be completely thawed. The oven temperature should be at least 164 C (325 F). Never slow cook overnight at a lower temperature. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the thigh reaches 82 C (180 F) or 74 C (165 F) in the stuffing. When properly cooked, the juices should run clear and have no trace of pink. When turkey is cooked to a safe temperature of 82 C (180 F), as checked by a meat thermometer, a slight pink colour may still exist in the meat, but it is safe to eat. An eight to 12 pound turkey takes three to 3 1/5 hours to cook at 325 F, while a 18 to 20 pound turkey takes 4 1/3 to 4 1/2 hours. In the refrigerator. This safe, slow method takes about 24 hours for every 2.3 kilograms (five pounds) of turkey. Place the turkey on a large platter on the lowest shelf to prevent juices from dripping on to other foods. Submerged in cold water. Wrap the turkey in a leak-proof bag and change the water every 30 minutes. It takes about 30 minutes per 500 grams (one pound). In a microwave. Cook the turkey immediately after thawing. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for time and power level. LeftoversLeaving turkey out and not reheating adequately can lead to foodborne illness. The Department of Agriculture has several practical food safety fact sheets online at www.gov.ns.ca/agri/foodsafety . -30-last_img read more

Film Nova Scotia EastLink Partner on Independent Production Fund

first_imgFilm Nova Scotia and EastLink are working together to launch an Independent Production Fund aimed at supporting the television sector of the audiovisual industry in Nova Scotia. The fund will provide equity investments of up to $150,000 in eligible productions, to a maximum of 20 per cent of the total budget, for television productions created and produced by Nova Scotians. EastLink’s initial contribution to the fund is $1.3 million and it will contribute a percentage of its revenue annually. To be eligible for the fund, productions must have a high Canadian content and have obtained a broadcast licence. “As a company deeply rooted in Nova Scotia, EastLink has always worked to support local productions in the province,” said Lee Bragg, EastLink CEO. “Partnering with Film Nova Scotia to create a provincial Independent Production Fund will allow us to continue to make meaningful investments back into the local economy and encourage more growth in Nova Scotia.” Film Nova Scotia received its certification as an Independent Production Fund from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on June 8. The Independent Production Fund will allow production companies to continue hiring Nova Scotians and will help to boost the knowledge based industry in the province. Using technology to share content on platforms such as the Internet and mobile devices, the television industry creates a need for highly skilled and specialized people. “We are excited to be able to partner with EastLink on such a great industry initiative,” said Ann MacKenzie, president and CEO of Film Nova Scotia. “Investing in the television industry will increase production activity, which will generate more spending and great jobs for the economy.” Program information and guidelines can be found under the Programs tab on the Film Nova Scotia website at www.filmnovascotia.com. Headquartered in Nova Scotia with more than 1,500 employees across Canada, EastLink delivers world-class video entertainment, high-speed internet and competitive telephone services to residential, business and public sector customers from coast-to-coast. Powered by a state-of-the-art fibre network, EastLink has one of the fastest and most reliable networks in North America. It has been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the past five years. For more information on EastLink, visit http://eastlink.ca. Film Nova Scotia is a provincial Crown corporation reporting to the Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. The corporation provides a wide range of programs and services to support the province’s audiovisual industry. With an industry that employs almost 3,000 and contributes upwards of $100 million to the economy annually, Nova Scotia is among the largest production centres in Canada.last_img read more

NSLC Retail Stores Closed on Remembrance Day

first_imgAll Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s (NSLC) retail stores will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, in honour of Remembrance Day. NSLC retail stores will resume normal business hours on Saturday, Nov. 12. For more information on NSLC store hours, please visit myNSLC.com and click on Store Locator. The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, the largest single banner retail business in Nova Scotia, generates more than half a billion dollars of revenue a year, returning more than $200 million profit annually to the province. It employs more than 1,500 Nova Scotians, offering over 7,000 products from around the globe through 159 retail outlets, and 2,100 licensees. The NSLC is driven to be a sustainable and community focused organization helping to make Nova Scotia an even better place to live. -30-last_img read more

Appel de candidatures pour les conseils juridictionnels et non juridictionnels

first_imgLes demandes sont maintenant acceptées des Néo-Écossais qui souhaitent contribuer à l’appui de leur communauté en devenant membres de l’un des 160 conseils, agences et commissions de la province. Le gouvernement provincial a lancé sa campagne automnale de recrutement en octobre, et acceptera les demandes jusqu’à la fin du mois de novembre. « Il s’agit d’une excellente façon pour les Néo-Écossais de participer et de jouer un rôle clé dans leur communauté, affirme Joanne Bernard, ministre du Secteur bénévole. Je remercie et j’applaudis les nombreux Néo-Écossais qui offrent leur temps et leur expertise au profit du bien collectif par leur participation à nos nombreux conseils, agences et commissions, et j’encourage toute personne intéressée à prendre le temps de lire les descriptions des postes à pourvoir et de présenter une demande. » Les commissions, agences et conseils juridictionnels, qui ont des fonctions quasi-judiciaires, jouent différents rôles et servent des intérêts divers. Les membres de ces conseils examinent la preuve, formulent des constatations en fait et en droit, et prennent des décisions qui ont une incidence sur la liberté, la sécurité ou les garanties juridiques d’une personne. Ils doivent mettre en pratique les principes juridiques, professionnels et techniques pour prendre leurs décisions. Voici quelques exemples de commissions, agences et conseils juridictionnels : Conseil du travail, Comité d’arbitrage en matière d’assurance des récoltes et du bétail, Conseil de la magistrature, Comité d’appel sur les frais de scolarité et Comité d’appel en matière de véhicules automobiles. Les commissions, agences et conseils non juridictionnels prennent des décisions ou formulent des recommandations au gouvernement sur des questions de finances, de réglementation, d’affaires ou de politiques. Leur travail a une incidence sur les Néo-Écossais dans de nombreux domaines importants, y compris les services aux jeunes, les services policiers et les professions autoréglementées. Les candidats sont évalués en fonction de leurs compétences et de leurs qualités, tout en tenant compte des besoins de chaque commission, agence ou conseil. Les demandes pour faire partie des commissions, agences et conseils non juridictionnels sont acceptées en tout temps. Elles seront évaluées plus tard au cours du mois. La date limite pour la présentation des demandes aux commissions, agences et conseils juridictionnels est le 30 novembre. Les candidatures reçues seront examinées pour les postes à combler dans l’immédiat et au cours de la prochaine année. Les membres se voient rembourser leurs dépenses et, dans certains cas, reçoivent aussi une faible rémunération pour leurs services. Les personnes qui désirent présenter leur candidature peuvent s’adresser au Bureau du Conseil exécutif au 902-424-4877 ou au numéro sans frais 1-866-206-6844 si elles ont des questions au sujet des postes vacants ou du processus de présentation d’une candidature. Le gouvernement provincial a adopté une politique d’équité en matière d’emploi, et nous invitons les demandes de personnes autochtones, afro-néo-écossaises et membres d’autres groupes raciaux visibles, des personnes handicapées et des femmes. Les personnes qui sont membres des groupes ci-dessus sont invitées à l’indiquer dans leur demande, leur lettre de présentation ou leur curriculum vitæ. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur les profils des postes à pourvoir au sein des conseils, les possibilités actuelles et la façon de présenter une demande, consultez le www.novascotia.ca/exec_council/abc/current-opportunities.asp (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

India beat Thailand 10 in Stimacs 1st win in charge ends 3rd

first_imgBuriram (Thailand): A new-look Indian football team beat hosts Thailand 1-0 to hand head coach Igor Stimac his first win and finish third in the King’s Cup tournament here Saturday. Stimac made as many as eight changes from the starting eleven which lost to Curacao 1-3 in their previous match on Wednesday with key players like Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh and goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu sitting at the bench. Only Sandesh Jhingan, who led the side, Rahul Bheke and Subhasish Bose retained their places, but India still won the match through a 17th minute strike from midfielder Anirudh Thapa in the third-place match at the Thunder Castle stadium. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunThis is India’s second win over Thailand this year, having beaten the War Elephants in a group match of the AFC Asian Cup in the UAE in January. India had three players from that Asian Cup match in Jhingan, Subhasish Bose and Thapa while five Thai players — Theerathon Bunmathan, Tristan Do, Thitiphan Puangchan, Jaided Supachai and captain Teerasil Dangda — survived from that team. Amrinder Singh replaced Gurpreet under the bar, with Adil Khan, Thapa, Vinit Rai, Farukh Choudhary, Balwant Singh coming into the starting eleven, along with Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upAmarjit Singh and Raynier Fernandes. Thapa, who had also scored in India’s last meeting against Thailand in the Asian Cup, silenced the hostile home supporters with his goal in the 17th minute. Following a free-kick, Adil latched onto a loose clearance at the top of the Thai box, and played it delectably behind the defence line for Thapa to put India into the lead. Adil, in fact, could have broken the deadlock in the sixth minute itself but his powerful header sailed over the crossbar. Stimac said the win was due to excellent defending. “That (defending) was fantastic. I was a defender playing at the top level. I can show a few things to the boys, and that is what we have been doing in the last two weeks — explaining things to the players, and working on the pitch,” he said. “In the second half, Thailand were very organised. They were trying to attack from the wings, and put quality crosses. But my defenders were fantastic today. It was just not possible for Thailand to score today with my defenders working like this,” said the Croatian World Cup bronze winner. He said the game could have gone either way. “After we scored the goal, we allowed Thailand to take possession. We did not insist on possession. We tried to hold, and hurt them on counter attacks. Off one such counter, we could have finished the game in the first-half itself. But two of my players were a little bit indecisive in front of the goalkeeper,” the Croatian said later. In the 21st minute, Thai skipper Dangda’s powerful back-volley found the target, but he was ruled offside. The hosts switched the gear after the half-hour mark but the Indian defenders, led by Jhingan, showed their resilience to keep them at bay. Adil, who had an impressive match along with Thapa, denied the lethal duo of Terrasil and Tristan twice.last_img read more

Coach Shastri team to get extension after World Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian coaching staff, including chief coach Ravi Shastri, will be handed a 45-day extension after the ongoing World Cup even though their contract ends with the showpiece event. Besides Shastri, the support staff also includes assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R. Sridhar. The decision was taken by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and was uploaded in the minutes on BCCI’s website. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”After some discussion, the CoA decided that the contracts for the support staff can be extended by 45 days on an ad-hoc basis and that interviews of the support staff should be conducted after the World Cup,” the minutes read. “As the Cricket Advisory Committee’s (CAC) involvement is required for the purpose of selecting a head coach, the BCCI management should speak to the members of the CAC and ascertain what is their expectation vis-a-vis remuneration/compensation for their services and a draft of the terms of reference for the CAC should be prepared and circulated for CoA’s consideration,” it added. Also Read – Mandhana ruled out of South Africa ODI seriesCAC members Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman had made it clear to BCCI ombudsman D K Jain that they were not aware of their exact role and scope. In fact, they also made it clear that if a question of conflict arises due to their IPL roles, they were happy to stay away from functioning as CAC members. But Clause 24 (5) of the new BCCI constitution says that while the CEO will appoint team officials for the Indian teams, the head coach of each team shall be appointed by the CAC. So, the CoA needs to find a quick solution.last_img read more

Ryokan Sawanoya Enjoy The Nostalgic Atmosphere Of Tokyos Yanaka Area

first_imgThis is Hinoki no Yu. This bath can hold up to two people at the same time. Hinoki is the Japanese cypress tree. Wood from the Hinoki tree is considered to be a product of the highest quality. When you enter the bath area, you’ll soon notice the lovely fragrance of the Hinoki wood.From the bathtub you get a view of the beautiful Japanese-style garden. This is the first floor lounge where guests can relax and have breakfast, or enjoy one of the ryokan’s complimentary drinks.Right next door is the tourist information corner symbolized by a giant wall map of Japan. From Hokkaido all the way down to Okinawa, there are sightseeing pamphlets for all parts of Japan. While checking the map of Japan, many visitors like to plan the next stage of their trip.Cozy Japanese-Style RoomsRyokan Sawanoya has a total of twelve guest rooms, all Japanese-style. Each guest room comes equipped with an air conditioning/heating unit, a phone, internet access, a hair dryer, a yukata (light kimono-style clothing), towels, and a toothbrush.Next, let’s take a closer look at the different kinds of rooms available.Single Room (for One Guest)This is a single room for one person. It has traditional tatami flooring (above photo) and the room size is measured in terms of the number of tatami mats. In this case, the room has four and a half mats, a typical size for a Japanese-style single room.Though there is a sink in the room, there isn’t a washroom or toilet. On each floor there are separate men’s and women’s toilet facilities, shared by all guests.Each room has a closet and a storage area for a medium-sized suitcase. So you can use the room in a relaxed manner without having to worry about your personal belongings.Twin Room (for Two Guests)This twin room can accommodate two people and it’s six tatami mats in size. Guests have the option of choosing rooms with or without a bath and toilet.Triple Room (for Three Guests) Next is Toki no Yu. Its characteristic feature is a bathtub made from toki, or clay. From this tub you can also take in the beauty of the garden.Inside the bathing area there’s a set of English instructions with illustrations showing the dos and don’ts of bathtub use. So even guests using this kind of bath for the first time, can do so without any worries.Both bathing areas can be locked, so guests can relax and enjoy themselves in private.See also: Bath Culture In Japan: What Every Visitor Should Know Ahead Of TimeSawanoya’s FacilitiesCoin LaundryThe coin laundry room has a washer and dryer with complimentary laundry detergent.Souvenir ShopThis shop is filled with many popular souvenirs and gifts, including yukata (light kimono-style clothing) and postcards featuring Japanese scenery.They also sell hanko, or personal seals, with western names on them. You might even find a hanko with your name on it! If you buy it and take it home with you, this will definitely be something you can proudly show off to your family and friends.RefrigeratorThis fridge is handy for storing the snacks and drinks you bought at the convenience store or supermarket. We recommend clearly writing your name and room number on each item before storing it in the fridge.The Staff Will Welcome You Like Members of the FamilySince Sawanoya is a family run business, anytime you drop in you’ll be warmly greeted by the same staff members. It’s such a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere that when you return back after a busy day of sightseeing, you might even find yourself saying, “I’m home!”In quaint and nostalgic Yanaka, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. For those of you who’d like to spend some quiet, leisurely time here, we highly recommend Ryokan Sawanoya.InformationRyokan SawanoyaAddress: Tokyo, Taito, Yanaka 2-3-11Check-In: 15:00Check-Out: 10:00Wi-Fi: AvailableCredit Card: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEXLanguages: Japanese, EnglishInformation in Other Languages: YesNearest Station: Nezu Station (Chiyoda Line)Access: 7 minutes on foot from Nezu Station (Chiyoda Line)Cost: Usually 5000-6000 yen, but depends on the room typeTelephone: 03-3822-2251Official Homepage: Ryokan SawanoyaYou May Also Like:Yanaka Matsunoya – Perfect Handmade Tools For Daily LifeEnjoy Treats As You Walk And A Stunning Red Sunset: Yanaka Ginza Shopping StreetEdo-Style Rice Cakes And Sake At Habutae Dango In NipporiThe Ghostly Art Of Zenshoan Temple In Yanaka: August Limited EventShops bring fresh air to new but nostalgic Yanaka Sendagi Tokyo’s Yanaka is an area with a quaint, downtown kind of atmosphere. Here, the streets and homes still retain their historic flavor and there are traditional craft shops specializing in bamboo craftmanship and silverworking.If you venture down one of the narrow side streets you’ll see traditional homes with clay roof tiles (kawara), reminiscent of the good old days of Japan’s Showa period.In this area called Yanaka, there’s a guest house that’s highly popular among international visitors. It’s called Ryokan Sawanoya and it opened for business in 1949.First Floor Lounge – Sightseeing Information on Japan This is a triple room for three people. Same as the twin room, guests can choose a room with or without a bath and toilet. The room in the photo above has a bath and toilet.There’s also a bright and spacious reading corner. Imagine relaxing with your favorite book, as the sunlight comes streaming in through the stained glass window!Each room also has complimentary Japanese green tea service. As you can see in the above photo, there are English instructions available, so even visitors to Japan can easily make their own tea. This is another one of Sawanoya’s thoughtful gestures that make it so comfortable to stay here.A Traditional Tokyo View from Sawanoya’s Third FloorFrom a window on Sawanoya’s third floor, you can see the area’s traditional homes with their clay roof tiles. This kind of view is highly popular with our visitors to Japan. Even today you can see this nostalgic scenery, because Yanaka is an area that has preserved its historic streetscape and atmosphere.A Public Bath of Uncompromising QualityInside Sawanoya, there are two distinctly different public bathing areas. One is called, Hinoki no Yu, and the other is called, Toki no Yu.last_img read more

Check out new Strawberry Milk Flavored Pandayaki

first_imgInformationAddress: Ueno3153 bld. 1F, 1-57 Ueno-Kouen Taito Ward, TokyoOpening Hours: Mon~Fri 10:00~21:00, Weekends & Holidays 8:00~21:00Official page(Japanese):  http://www.cozycorner.co.jp/shop/area/0362401085.html Just a minute away from the Station White-breathing people are everywhere recently… why not try out a hot delicious sweet on this freezing season? “Ginza Cozy Corner”, the famous pastry chain’s Ueno L’eno Store had released this “Panda-yaki”, the hot baked sweet you can only buy at this store. The nearby Ueno Park Zoo is famous for the Pandas, so the pastry had begun to sell it. On 21st of January, winter-limited Strawberry Milk flavor had appeared on the store. Let’s go eat that Panda-shaped sweet filled with tasty melting cream of “Tochiotome” strawberries. Many varieties of sweet like cakes, puddings, and chocolate éclairs are placed in order neatly.These are the “Panda-yaki”, with cute little pink flowers on their head.The new Strawberry Milk flavor had joined them this winter. You can also try four other tasty flavors; Custard cream, Chocolate, Cheese, and Tsubu-an(sweet red bean paste). The price is only 141yen(tax included), so you can freely buy one for home.Those tourists nearby are taking a rest with their bags on table. Inside this store, 70 people can have seat and each one have enough spaces. No need to worry about your big knapsack.Cream made of Tochiotome strawberries… Yum!center_img Sinply, delicious. Soft strawberry cream fully filled inside this crispy thin shell melts out in your mouth, with rich smell of “Tochiotome” strawberries left behind. This will absolutely become the new local specialty of Ueno.Location of the pastry is very attractive as well. Buy some on your way back to the hotel! The “Ginza Cozy Corner” Ueno L’ueno Store is located right across the street from Ueno Station Shinobazu Gate.You can watch the demonstration sale behind the window.last_img read more

Abeno Harukas In Osaka Visit The Kintetsu Foreign Customers Salon

first_imgThe neighborhood around the JR Tennoji Station in Osaka, known as Abeno/Tennoji, was a place where tourists could experience the true atmosphere of working-class Osaka. However, after Abeno Harukas, Japan’s tallest skyscraper, was erected in the area, the vibe totally changed, and that common-denominator appeal has made way for a modern shopping spot. With hotels and museums, including the Harukas 300 observatory inside Abeno Harukas, the area has become a recommended stop for any visitor to Osaka, Japanese or international.In April 2015, the Foreign Customer’s Salon opened, with services designed to cater to international visitors. The Foreign Customer’s Salon is split into the “Service Salon” and the “Experience Salon,” and offers international tourists ways to have a more comfortable trip in Osaka.Get Sales Tax Exemptions and Have Goods Delivered at The Service SalonAt the Service Salon, you can undergo the process for getting sales tax exemptions, store your bags, and have purchases delivered to your hotel (Osaka Marriott Hotel/Tennoji Hotel/Sheraton Hotel Osaka) so that you can enjoy a stress-free shopping experience in Abeno Harukas. The Salon also offers regional tour information, so stop by if you’re not sure where to go in Osaka. The staff members speak English, Chinese and Korean so you don’t have to worry about not speaking Japanese either.Enjoy Traditional Japanese Culture at the Experience SalonThe Experience Salon is an venue for various Japanese cultural events. Previous events have included tea tastings and sweets tastings. There are future plans for other events that convey other interesting things about Japan, such as Tanabata decorating and traditional handicrafts. Check the Abeno Harukas Kintetsu calendar (Japanese) to learn about the ongoing events.Souvenirs for Sale at the Kokumin Drug StoreThe Kokumin drug store opened on the same floor at around the same time. Naturally it has all the standard items stocked, such as medicine and cosmetics, as well as appliances and souvenirs, so you can get all your shopping done here.Popular Hello Kitty goods include cell phone straps and towels. Kokumin also sells Japanese products like chopsticks and fans.We recommend these traditional items if you want something truly Japanese!The array of green tea-flavored sweets, along with a variety of rare products, will be of great interest to tourists. The Foreign Customer’s Salon was created to accommodate the increase in international visitors to Abeno Harukas as a new sightseeing spot. While Osaka has plenty of famous tourist areas like Namba and Umeda, why not go see what Abeno has to offer?InformationAbeno Harukas Kintetsu Foreign Customer’s SalonAddress: Osaka, Osaka, Abeno, Abenosuji, Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Wing-kan 3.5FHours: 10:00-20:30 (some floors inside the department store may have different closing hours, so confirm beforehand)Other Languages: English, Chinese, KoreanAccess: Tennoji Subway Station (Tanimachi, Midosuji Lines), JR Tennoji Station, Osaka Abenobashi Station (Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line), Tennojiekimae Station (Hankai Uemachi Line)Phone: 06-6624-1111Homepage: Abeno Harukas Kintetsulast_img read more

Sukiya Suehiro No Ie An Antique Guest House In Hida Furukawa

first_imgThe Hida area is famous for Shirakawa-Go, a village with traditional houses.Hida, also known as Hida Takayama or Hida Furukawa, is an old name for the northern regions of present-day Gifu prefecture.Set deep in the mountains and blessed with fine timber, woodwork became the main industry of this area. In the medieval period, woodworkers were sent to the central government at the time as a way to pay the local tax, and they brought back the Kyoto style of architecture to Hida.Hida Furukawa (Gifu prefecture, Hida, Furukawa-cho) is a rare sightseeing spot boasting a well-preserved, traditional townscape.Sukiya Suehiro no Ie (Suehiro House) is a place where the visitors can actually view traditional architecture up close. Suehiro House is an inn, located on a street lined with traditional houses, operated by Satoyama Office & Stay. The inn was converted from a Japanese-style house, and it is perfect for those who want to enjoy their stay in a traditional area.last_img read more

ShinYokohama Raumen Museum Japans Best Ramen In One Place

first_imgShin-Yokohama Raumen Museum – A Paradise for Ramen LoversFor ramen enthusiasts who have eating an authentic bowl in Japan on their to-do list, a visit to the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum is a must.Called “Ra-Haku” (short for Ramen Hakubutsukan) in Japanese, this museum is like a food theme park, with a collection of famous ramen shops from all over Japan. Here, you can taste some of the most popular noodles nationwide, from Hokkaido to Kyushu. In this article, we feature popular ramen shops in the museum, along with other things to do.Two Recommended Ramen ShopsThe first floor of the museum contains a gallery and museum shop. The first and second basement floors have eight ramen shops (as of July 2019) where you can enter and order food. Listed below are two popular and recommended ramen shops.If you wish to taste ramen from different shops, we recommend ordering the mini-ramen size. The mini-ramen is a slightly smaller portion and is a little more than half the standard size. It’s perfect for those who wish to try more than one type of ramen or for people with a smaller appetite.At Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, all shops have the mini-ramen size available to order.Some shops at Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum offer vegetarian and vegan options and/or non-pork ramen. See the official website for the latest details.1. Hacchan Ramen (Fukuoka City, Fukuoka)The first shop is Hacchan Ramen from Fukuoka Prefecture, famous for tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen.Started in 1968 in Fukuoka, the main restaurant operates exclusively at night, between 21:00 and 2:30 since its opening. With no website, Hacchan is known only by the most dedicated ramen fans.The staff of Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum negotiated for around 25 years for Hacchan to take a spot. The shop owner refused many times before accepting the offer and adding their location in March 2019. With increasing visitors to Japan and the Tokyo Olympics coming, Hacchan decided to take on the challenge and expand into Yokohama.Try Hacchan’s Rich Tonkotsu Soup 15 Best Ramen Shops In Asakusa And Tokyo Skytree – Chosen By An Expert! Yokohama – Make The Most Of A Day Spent In Minato Mirai! Read also Tsukemen And Abura Soba Noodles – Differences And How To Eat Them The inside of the museum is designed like the streets of Japan in 1958 during sundown. 1958 is the year when the world’s first instant ramen was invented.The subdued, dark ceiling colors, and decorations give a relaxing evening feeling to the museum. There are also movie theaters, allies, and public baths that will make you think you’ve slipped back in time as you walk around.The posters and signs inside are carefully made to match the atmosphere and are great for taking and sharing photos with friends.Retro Dagashi Snacks at Yuuyake Shoten!A must-visit is Yuyake Shoten, a shop selling cheap retro, Japanese-style candy and snacks known as dagashi.You can find classic Japanese snacks such as Baby Star Ramen (pictured above, to the right) and squid snacks in the shape of paper money. Prices start from as low as 10 yen, making it’s easy to pick up a few items to try.If you’re lucky, you may be able to meet the joyful store manager. He may joke with you, saying things like, “here is your 100,000 yen change,” while giving you a 100 yen coin.He sometimes even jokes in English so non-Japanese speakers can enjoy the humor. Be sure to stop by during your visit to the museum.Yuyake Shoten: http://www.raumen.co.jp/floor/dagashi.html (Japanese)Access to Shin-Yokohama Raumen MuseumThe video above shows how to get to the museum from the closest station, Shin Yokohama Station. Use the Yokohama Subway Line for convenience; it is a minute walk from exit number eight. Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum View Informationmuseum1-Day Admission Price: Adults (middle school age and above) 310 yen; children (elementary school students) 100 yen; seniors (age 60 and above) 100 yen.In cooperation with Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum Mini Ramen (570 yen with tax)Hacchan’s ramen has a rich tonkotsu broth made with a generous amount of pork bones. The soup is boiled on high heat in a specialized pot and cooked until the bones melt. The resulting flavor is full without a strong pork smell.To emphasize the soup’s deep flavors, the ramen is topped simply with scallions and char-siu. The richness is apparent from the first sip, so if you plan on trying several bowls of ramen, start with an empty stomach.On the table, you will find red pickled ginger, garlic, and soy sauce to add to your ramen. The ginger provides a lighter but delicious taste. Try adding different seasonings to enjoy a new flavor as you enjoy your bowl.Hacchan Ramen: http://www.raumen.co.jp/shop/hacchanramen.html (Japanese)2. Rishiri Ramen Miraku (Hokkaido Rishiri Island)A second recommendation is Rishiri Ramen Miraku, a restaurant from Hokkaido. From Yokohama, it is approximately an eight-hour journey to the main shop on Rishiri Island in Hokkaido, requiring a plane and ferry ride to get to.The main restaurant location normally operates for only two and a half hours, but this extremely rare ramen can be enjoyed at the museum.Delicious Broth Made from Rishiri KelpMini toasted soy sauce ramen (570 yen with tax)The staple dish is the toasted soy sauce ramen. Many visitors come to Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum just to sample this.The secret behind its popularity is the Rishiri kelp dashi (broth) used in the soup. The exquisite broth made from Rishiri kelp has a slight saltiness, used at high-end restaurants in Kyoto and Osaka. The Rishiri kelp broth mixes with pork, chicken, or toasted soy sauce soup broth to create a delicious harmony of flavors.The dark-colored soup has a smooth yet rich flavor without any heaviness. It complements the firm noodles well, creating a delicious dish.We recommend topping it with tororo kelp (additional 100 yen). The tororo is another form of Rishiri kelp, and adds a refreshing extra layer of flavor to the rich soup.Rishiri Ramen Miraku: http://www.raumen.co.jp/shop/rishiri.htmlSlip Back in Time to the Showa EraMost people come to enjoy delicious ramen at the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, but there areas where you can enjoy different activities. The interior of the museum is in a classic Japanese Showa-style, revealing what Japan used to look like in the mid-twentieth century. There is also a dagashi candy shop and a street performance area where magic shows and Japanese story-telling are held.It is a great place to walk around while waiting for vacancies at ramen shops or even after your meal.last_img read more

Going To Tokyo Skytree Via The Singing Train Keisei Kyuko

first_imgOne of Tokyo’s new popular sightseeing spots is Tokyo Skytree. This tower is 634m (roughly 2080ft) tall, making it the world’s tallest radio tower.The closest station to Tokyo Skytree is Tokyo Skytree Station on the Tobu Skytree line. You can also get off at Oshiage Station, also on the Tobu Skytree line via the Keisei Kyuko. Out of these trains, we’ll explain the fun of riding Keisei Kyuko’s ‘singing train’.A Singing Train?When it comes to the Keisei Kyuko, there are a number of specifications for these trains. Starting with the red trains in the 1000 series of the Keisei Kyuko, the noise that comes out of the motor or inverter device inside of the trains can be heard as if they were musical scales. These trains are loved by railway fans. Let’s not waste any time and try to get to listen to that noise.*The audio will start around the 6 second mark.Were you able to hear the ‘do re mi fa sol la si do’ sound as if the train were singing? Imitating this sound, railway fans have given this train such names as the ‘singing train’. The famous Japanese band ‘Quruli’ used this sound as the motif for their song ‘red train’.These singing trains run from Oshiage-Aoto on the Keisei Oshiage line, and from Aoto-Takasago on the Keisei main line. However, the number of these trains that are currently operating is limited, so you’ll be very lucky to come across one.Tokyo Skytree is Directly Linked to Oshiage StationWhen riding the singing train to Oshiage Station, you’ll be able to get off right in front of Tokyo Skytree. The train station is directly linked to the tower itself, so you can get to Tokyo Skytree without having to get wet when it rains. Even when viewing this tower from a distance, it looks huge.When looking at this tower directly below and then looking up, there’s no doubt that you’ll be overwhelmed by its height.At the bottom of Tokyo Skytree is ‘Tokyo Solamachi’, a commercial facility. There’s also the Sumida Aquarium, the Konica Minolta Planetarium, and a number of other places where you can have a good time.Photo courtesy of Salon de SweetsIf you get hungry, you can enjoy a wide variety of Japanese, western, and Chinese foods, and even deserts. Pictured above is Salon de Sweets, an all you can eat sweets restaurant that’s rising in popularity. Do check it out.The 4th floor of the east yard is an entire floor full of Japanese souvenir shops. What makes it so popular and convenient is that various Japanese items have gathered together and can all be viewed in one place.The 1st floor of the east yard is the ‘Solamachi shopping arcade’. This is a passageway full of food, miscellaneous items, and cafes. There are a number of imaginative stores here selling miscellaneous items. Drop by some of them and you may make some great discoveries!Among the interesting items we found on the first floor, there were these face packs that transform you into a Japanese character. After taking a bath in the evening, how about trying one of these face masks? You might be so amused that you’ll want to take a photo of yourself.So how about trying to catch the ‘singing train’ and head down to Tokyo Skytree?You May Also LikeWalk Above The Clouds at Tokyo SKYTREE® in Oshiage!Experience the World of Marine Life Hidden Within Tokyo SkytreeInformationTokyo SkytreeAddress: Tokyo, Sumida, Oshiage, 1-1-2Hours: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. (Last entry is at 9:00 p.m.) *Observatory hoursClosed: Never *Depending on the strength of the wind, there may be a limit to how many people can enter.Credit Cards: AcceptedOther Languages: EnglishMenus/Information in Other Languages: EnglishNearest Station: Tokyo Skytree Station (Tokyo Skytree line), Oshiage station (Tobu Skytree line, Keisei Kyuko)Access: A 2 minute walk from Tokyo Skytree station, Oshiage (Skytree-mae) stationFee: 2,820 yen (Fast Skytree Ticket)Phone Number: 0570-55-0634Official Site: Tokyo Skytreelast_img read more

The Elme Salon In Omotesando Find A Style That Fits You

first_imgSensitive to issues of beauty, many Japanese women get their hair cut, permed, colored and professionally conditioned every month, which is why beauty salons are found practically everywhere in Tokyo.The Omotesando area in Aoyama is packed with establishments overflowing with style, and there are many wonderful beauty salons in the area as well. Having said that, there are currently few shops which can serve non-Japanese customers without any language issues. Elme is one of the places in Aoyama that gladly welcomes international visitors. As a matter of course, this beauty salon has highly skilled stylists, and features an interior that resembles an antique cafe, where you can lie back and relax as you become more beautiful.Specializing in “Cool and Beautiful” StylesStyles that are mature and natural are popular at Elme. We recommend them for people who like cool and beautiful vibes and a rugged feel.Elme’s motto is to offer styles that fit the customer, not just what’s trendy, and the stylists’ aesthetic senses are exceptional! Just by getting your haircut here, styles that perfectly fit the current fashion are possible.Stylists Who Have Exceptional Aesthetic SensesMr. Takeda, the ownerIn addition to having great aesthetic sense, Elme provides customers with hairstyles that perfectly fit each individual through high technical ability and knowledge. The stylists offer haircuts, coloring, conditioning, and even perming, performing what is necessary to give customers a style that really fits them without being unduly influenced by trends. From that great aesthetic sense and service, by 2016, the salon’s third year, Elme had become a place frequented by many celebrities.Full Conditioning Available As WellElme also offers full conditioning, like the salon’s original treatment “3On Step Up,” which creates supple and soft hair. After treating your damaged hair with UV rays, drying it, coloring and perming it, the treatment will guide you to totally reborn, glossy-feeling hair.Pittoretiqua, Taking Care of Your Hair from the RootsYou can also try out Pittoretiqua, a special treatment separate from the standard conditioning. It is a head spa and conditioning treatment intended for female customers, and Elme participated in its development as an advisor. It provides hair care that aligns with the customer’s age, environment and hairstyle, and you can become more beautiful as its natural aromas relax you.On “Mama’s Day,” You Can Also Bring Your ChildrenElme runs a “Mama’s Day” event twice a month, so that mother can bring their children along. On these days, there is a space for kids set up in the salon, so that mothers can keep an eye on them while they are getting their hair done. On Mama’s Day, only customers with children are allowed in, so happily, you don’t have to worry about the people around you.Key Points So That Adults Can RelaxThere are six chairs in the salon, and its warm, woodsy antique-feeling interior makes you calmer just by being inside. Elme has a daily cap on the number of appointments it takes, and takes care to allow customers to relax as much as possible. The salon is also located underground, so it feels like a private salon. Taking the staff’s consideration into account, customers can have a pleasant time from the minute they come in to the minute they leave.A bathroom that looks like it belongs in a high-class hotelCute original wallpaperAt Elme, not only can you become more beautiful, but you can reinvigorate yourself during your trip in its cafe-esque interior. Make reservations at Liren Tokyo’s page (Chinese). Elme エルメ View Informationhair_carelast_img read more

Unique Festivals In Japan You Shouldnt Miss With Video

first_imgJapan has a wonderful festival culture, and you can count on festivals being held almost anywhere in the country. About 80,000 shrines are registered, and it is said that large and small combined, approximately 300,000 festivals are held. In this article, we’ll be introducing some of the more unique ones with video.Dontosai FestivalThe “Dontosai” is a traditional event held in shrines around Miyagi prefecture, where New Year’s decorations are burnt and good health throughout the year is prayed for. It is said that the name of the festival comes from people long ago describing the sight of the vigorously burning fire as “dondon”.Osaki Hachimangu of Aoba-ku, Sendai, is a shrine of over 300 years, and its “Matsutaki Matsuri”, one of the largest festivals in Miyagi, attracts about 100,000 visitors every year.The “hadaka mairi” (naked pilgrimage), with people heading to the sacred flame in sarashi and shiro-shozoku, is a sight worth seeing.*New Year’s decorations (shogatsu-kazari) are decorations for the New Year. They are usually decorated before New Year’s Eve.InformationAddress: Miyagi Sendai-shi Aoba-ku Hachiman 4-6-1Dates: January 14Website: Dontosai (Japanese)©TBCAkino Takayama Matsuri (Hachiman Festival)The Takayama Matsuri is a representative festival of Takayama in Gifu prefecture, and is a traditional event held in the spring and fall. The annual Sanno Matsuri festival of Hie Shrine in the spring and the Hachiman Matsuri festival of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine in the fall are collectively called the “Takayama Matsuri”.The Takayama Matsuri is said to have originated from the late 16th century to the 17th century, and is considered one of the “Three Great Beautiful Festivals of Japan”, for its carefully decorated street shops with sculptures, embroidery, and other master craftsmanship by Hida locals. There is also a traditional karakuri (mechanical doll) performance.InformationAddres: Gifu Takayama-shi Sakuramachi 178Dates: Sunday, October 9, 2016 – Monday, October 10, 2016 (October 9, 10 of every year)Website: Takayama Festival©CBCFude MatsuriKumano, Hiroshima is Japan’s leading brush producing region. 80% of the domestic production is made here in Kumano. The Fude Matsuri (Brush Festival) began in 1935, and the 2016 festival will be its 82nd year. It is a popular festival that annually attracts about 50,000 people.The brushes on sale are sold at a discount price of 20-40% off, and many visitors take this chance to purchase some to take home.The makeup brushes are especially popular, and are even used by world-famous makeup artists who work with actresses in Hollywood and famous models.One of the highlights of the festival is the “Taisaku Sekisho” – a calligraphy performance with a brush on a large piece of cloth, 5 meters in length and 6 meters in width. The six students of the Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) Club of Kumano High School in the video wrote various words, such as “What we learned from Shodo is the power to challenge.”InformationAddress: Hiroshima Aki-gun Kumano Nakamizo 5-1-13Dates: Spring Equinox Day (September 22)Website: Fude Matsuri©RCCThe Festival to Welcome the Gods at Izumo TaishaIzumo Taisha is a shrine in Shimane always bustling with visitors, known for the god of marriage. The tenth month of the old Japanese calendar is called “Kannazuki” (the month with no gods) throughout Japan, but as the gods all gather from around Japan in the Izumo region, here the same month is called “Kamiarizuki” (the month where gods are present). On the tenth day of the tenth month of the old Japanese calendar, the high priest will read norito (religious words addressed to a deity) and welcome the gods from across the sea, namely from Inasanohama beach, the setting of one of Japan’s founding myths.The portable shrine in which the gods dwell temporarily heads to Izumo Taisha along Kamimukae no michi – “the street to welcoming the deity”. After the festival to welcome the deity is held at the Izumo Taisha Kaguraden, the gods from around the world are consulted about marriages and other topics related to human relationships. During this season, the shrine is colored with the green of nature.InformationAddress: Shimane Izumo-shi Taishacho Kizukihigashi 195, Izumo TaishaDates: November 9 night – November 16 (Wednesday) ※Dates for 2016Website: Izumo Taisha Kami Mukae Shinji – Kami Mukae Sai (Japanese)©BSSSaidaiji Eyo FestivalThe Saidaiji Eyo festival is said to have a history of over 500 years. It is held on the third Saturday of February. At around 9 PM, about 9,000 naked men start to gather at Saidaiji Kannon-in, a temple facing the Yoshii River in Higashi-ku, Okayama. After cleansing their bodies at a watering place called the “koritoriba”, they head to the oyuka of the main hall.At 10 PM, the lights of the main hall are turned out, and two ceremonial sticks are thrown from the Gofukumado (window of good fortune) and the men fight to get these ceremonial sticks. The person who gets one of such st is called the “Fuku-otoko” (lucky man) and is said to have good luck during that year.InformationAddress: Okayama Okayama-shi Higashi-ku SaidaijiDates: February 20 *Dates for 2016Website: Saidaiji Eyo (Japanese)©RSKIn ConclusionWhat do you think? Some of these festivals are even little-known to the Japanese people. We recommend you check out and participate in the local festivals of whichever region you’re visiting!last_img read more

Delicious Overflowing Salmon Roe Sanchichokuso Hokkaido In Sapporo

first_imgHokkaido is known for the juiciest and freshest salmon roe in Japan. If you like seafood, you must try the “ikura don”, or salmon roe bowl. It is a special kind of sushi bowl unique to Hokkaido. While you might be able to get it at Hokkaido themed restaurants in other areas of Japan, nothing matches the fresh Hokkaido salmon roe in flavor and texture.Sanchichokuso’s salmon roe bowl is known for the fact that the salmon roe is overflowing the bowl. It even needs to be served with a dish underneath. Its original name is “Namara Koboshi Ikura Don”, which roughly translates to “Very Overflowing Salmon Roe Bowl”. There is a great variety of delicious dishes at Sanchichokuso. We picked up three dishes that are unique to Hokkaido that we recommend if you need help making a choice.1. Overflowing Salmon Roe Bowl Sanchichokuso is first and foremost an izakaya and sashimi goes excellent with alcoholic beverages so it is one of the main dishes on the menu. The fish and seafood on the menu are brought in daily from the local fish market.Everything you eat here is fresh from the market. The only difference to the market is that customers can enjoy their meals here late at night as well. The izakaya also offers private rooms for two or more people. You can actually choose where you want to be seated. Sanchichokuso Hokkaido – Affordable Seafood Izakaya near Sapporo Station Sanchichokuso Hokkaido is one of the most popular choices to enjoy fresh and affordable seafood near Sapporo Station. The main branch of this izakaya (Japanese pub) is located just about a one to five minutes away from the station, depending on the exit used. The main branch of Sanchichokuso boasts more than eighty years of history and has a pleasant antique atmosphere. Customers take off their shoes at the entrance to make themselves comfortable. Put the shoes in one of the lockers and make sure you put the locker key somewhere safe as you need it to retrieve your shoes.The customers can sit directly around the bar or at the big open grill. From here, you can watch how the dishes are being prepared. Hokkaido Travel Guide: Points Of Interest, Weather, Events, And More! Hokkaido boasts many delicious specialties and an izakaya is a great place to try a little bit of everything. If you are in the Sapporo Station area and feel hungry, Sanchichokuso Hokkaido is the best place to enjoy a delicious meal and a couple of drinks.The store is open until midnight, so why not drop by to recharge after a day of exploring Hokkaido?Sanchichokuso HokkaidoAddress: Hokkaido, Sapporo, Kita ward, Kita 6 jonishi 1-chome, under the JR lines Google MapBusiness hours: 16:00 – 24:00 (Friday, Saturday, and public holidays – until 3:00 a.m. the next morning)Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, UC, American Express, DC, DINERS, JCB, NC, UFJTelephone: 011-206-0820Website: http://www.gcompany.co.jp/sanchichokuso-hokkaido/shop/index.html You can rest assured that you have plenty of delicious salmon roe from the first to the last bite. The mild white rice and the slightly salty salmon roe make for a very satisfying combination. Every piece of salmon roe will pop like a little firework in your mouth.The salmon roe bowl costs 1,990 yen plus tax and is limited to one per person.2. Grilled Atka Mackerelcenter_img Most regions in Japan have their own area-specific style of karaage, or Japanese deep fried chicken. Zangi is Hokkaido’s version of karaage. Some people say that zangi is simply another word for karaage while others say the flavor is completely different.Zangi pieces are usually slightly larger than regular karaage. The chicken is flavored with a special spice mixture that does make it taste slightly different if you have a sensitive palate.The best way to find out if karaage and zangi are similar is to try them for yourself. Three large pieces of zangi served with sweet-sour sauce cost 690 yen plus tax.Enjoy the Flavors of Hokkaido in the Heart of Sapporo Sapporo Travel Guide – Sightseeing, What To Wear, Local Food, And More! Read also Hokkaido is Japan’s seafood capital and, naturally, the menu offers mainly fish and seafood-related items. If raw fish isn’t your thing, no need to worry. There are grilled, fried and baked varieties as well as vegetable, meat, and handmade tofu dishes as well.Top Three Local Dishes to Order at Sanchichokuso Hokkaido Sapporo – 10 Destinations to Visit in Hokkaido’s Largest City! The sunken kotatsu seat area offers some privacy while still being located in the main area. It is also suitable for two or more people. Since it’s very popular, it’s best to reserve it in advance.Fresh Seafood from the Local Fish Market If you prefer something cooked instead, the grilled atka mackerel is another Hokkaido specialty. Hokkaido’s mackerels are known for their large size and rich flavor. You can easily fill your stomach without any side dishes with just one mackerel but it is usually a dish that is meant to be enjoyed alongside other side dishes.Please be careful about the bones. The fish is usually grilled without removing any of them. The best way to remove the majority of bones is to grab the tail and remove the spine by pulling towards the head. You’ll be rewarded with creamy meat and a delicious, slightly smoky flavor.A large grilled atka mackerel costs 1,390 yen plus tax and goes great with Japanese sake or a cold Sapporo beer.3. Zangi – Hokkaido Style Fried Chicken In cooperation with Sanchichokuso Hokkaidolast_img read more

Yokohama Triennale 2017 An Amazing Art Festival Held Every 3 Years

first_imgWhat Is the Yokohama Triennale?The Yokohama Triennale is an art festival that is held every three years. It is open for 88 days, from August 4th to November 5th, 2017. 2017 is the 6th anniversary of this event. The theme for 2017 is “connection” and “isolation” and is entitled “Islands, Constellations, and Galapagos”. It shows current international issues where different values cross.The Yokohama Triennale 2017 is located in the center of Yokohama in Kanagawa prefecture. The main venue is the Yokohama Museum of Art. It is a 10 minute walk from Sakuragicho Station on the JR or Yokohama City Subway.While some of the art is displayed at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 and the basement of Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall, in this article, we will introduce you to the main collection in the Yokohama Museum of Art.Read also:Retro Cute In Yokohama – Minato Mirai’s Red Shoes Sightseeing BusWhat’s the Most Convenient Fare?! How to Get to Yokohama from TokyoThe Collection at the Yokohama Museum of Art At the entrance of Yokohama Museum of Art, you will encounter Safe Passage (2016) and Reframe (2016) by Ai Weiwei, a Chinese modern artist. Weiwei was born in Beijing, China, and currently resides in Berlin, Germany.Safe Passage is made of approximately 800 life jackets. These jackets were worn by refugees who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea from the Middle East and North Africa to Lesbos Island. Reframe is made of 14 orange lifeboats. Both works alert us to the reality of refugee issues.last_img read more