Ouchi-juku Snow Festival

Ouchi-juku’s breathtaking snow festival is held on the 2nd weekend of February every year in Ouchi-juku, Minamiaizu. Ouchi-juku is a town with a rich history, and is well known having been used as a ‘post-town’ for travellers during the Edo period. The area includes 33 buildings which have been painstakingly preserved as they were hundreds ofContinue reading Ouchi-juku Snow Festival

Traditional Japan in Kitakata

Ramen, breathtaking historical buildings, ancient shrines – what more could you want from a day out? Kitakata City has all of this, and more to offer.   Kitakata’s Warehouses The warehouse-lined streets of Kitakata are a wonderful place to wander and explore traditional Japan. Warehouses that became popular in the Meiji and Taisho eras were usedContinue reading Traditional Japan in Kitakata