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The cool taste of Summer

Oh, sweet! Summertime in Japan can get fairly hot and humid. So, many people will often turn to chilled seasonal foods to help cool themselves down and even whet their appetite. And there are certai...

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  • Slurp Some Soupy Goodness

    Fancy duck or snapper-based ramen? Check out some of the latest ramen flavours around at these noodle hot spots. [caption id="attachment_4537" align="alignnone" width="770"] Left: Men-Men Tei / Cen...

  • Celebrating Family with Dance

    Take a closer look at one of Japan’s most important customs, the Obon summer festival. Ah, summer in Japan! When the long school holidays come around and workers go on vacation, the season is r...

  • Shiga Souvenirs

    Take home a piece of Shiga with you. ...

  • History walkabout in Shiga

    Take a stroll through Shiga’s past, with its many interesting historical sites, some dating as far back as more than 1,900 years. >>Read more about Shiga shigts...

  • A Very Shiga Feast

    You’ll never go hungry in Shiga Prefecture, not with so much good food available! ...

  • Experience the Spirit of Shiga

    Shiga Prefecture, located in the heart of Japan, has the distinct honour of being home to the largest lake in Japan. Lake Biwa, which covers 670 square kilometers (about one-sixth of the entire prefec...

  • Land of Plenty

    To the people of Shiga Prefecture, Lake Biwa is known as the Mother Lake. The enormous lake—which spans 670.4 square kilometres—provides locals with a profusion of fish, but its fresh, clear water als...

  • Sightseeing in Shiga

    While Lake Biwa is the main draw for visitors to Shiga Prefecture, there is plenty more to see and do. >>Read more about Shiga historical places...

  • Time for tofu

    Long a healthy staple in Japanese cuisine, bean curd is tasty and nutritious, even for meat eaters! Touted as a super food that is as rich in nutrients as it is in history, tofu, or bean curd, ...

  • Hot Off the Grill

    Can you “eel” it? Grilled unagi is fast gaining popularity in Singapore, with three speciality restaurants vying for the top spot. [caption id="attachment_4374" align="alignleft" width="770"] Left:...

  • Bring Home a Piece of Komatsu

    From pretty ceramics to delicious jams, these are the souvenirs you’ll want to share with family and friends....

  • Indulge Your Senses

    Whether you appreciate ceramics, nature or even vintage cars, you will have lots to do in Komatsu City....