Local Delicacies from Fukushima: Weird & Wonderful

Hi everyone! This is the third post in this series about local culinary specialities from Fukushima Prefecture. This week, I’ll be writing about some dishes that might not necessarily come to mind when you think of Japanese food. That being said, for people like me who have been in Japan for a while now, it’sContinue reading Local Delicacies from Fukushima: Weird & Wonderful

Local Delicacies from Fukushima: Noodle-Dishes

Hi everyone! This is the second post in this series about local culinary specialties from Fukushima Prefecture. Last week I wrote about rice-based dishes & side-dishes from Fukushima. This week, I’ll be writing about noodle dishes. Soba Negi-soba (Aizu Region) Although Fukushima Prefecture has many areas well-suited for rice-production, the rugged mountainous region of Aizu,Continue reading Local Delicacies from Fukushima: Noodle-Dishes

Running Communication Workshops for Ryokan Staff

This week I thought I’d write about something I’ve been involved with for around 1 year now. As part of my job, I’ve been running training sessions for staff who work at ryokan, hotels and other accommodation facilities in Fukushima Prefecture to help them get used to welcoming and communicating with guests from abroad. TheContinue reading Running Communication Workshops for Ryokan Staff

Autumn Drive & Onsen Day-Trip in Southern Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture has some absolutely beautiful spots for enjoying Japan’s amazing autumn leaves. Although many of these can be accessed by public transport, one of my favourite spots is a little difficult to get to without hiring a car. So, I recommend renting a car and making a day of it in southern Fukushima –Continue reading Autumn Drive & Onsen Day-Trip in Southern Fukushima