N Japanese Summer Cooking Tips From Grandma ・ The Key to Making Somen Noodles Want to try making this classic summer treat at home? Somen is easy, refreshing, and more delicious than ever thanks to this cooking pro! The Best Sightseeing Spots in Okayama and Kagawa ・ From Legends of Momotaro and Urashima... Okayama on the island of Honshu and Kagawa on the island of Shikoku sandwich the Seto Inland Sea on either side, connected by the Great Seto Bridge, but also connected by similar legends and historical spots. Take a look at what this area has to offer in terms of gourmet meals and udon noodles, traditional crafts and workshops, and breathtakingly beautiful experiences! See Setouchi's Hiroshima and Ehime by Boat ・ Must-See Spots and Route Recommendations Hop on a ferry in the Setouchi area to make your way to some of the best sightseeing spots in Hiroshima and Ehime! A Traditional Japanese Garden in Shimane, with a Garden of Lights | Yuushien (由志園) From landscaping inspired by Izumo's famous sights to seasonal peonies and nighttime illumination, Yuushien Garden is beautiful whenever you visit. Tamatsukuri Onsen | Springs for the Gods, Springs for Beauties, Baths for Everyone Shimane's Tamatsukuri Onsen is famous for beautifying hot spring waters and one enormous mixed bath! Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park | Western Japan's Largest Flower Park Visit Tottori for a full 50 hectares of flowers that change throughout the seasons in front of a mountain backdrop. The 3 Cutest Train Stations in Japan - Smiles, Hearts, and Mythical Creatures Is your everyday commute getting a little boring? You might want to move to Japan for a chance to use these adorable transportation hubs instead. Meet the Gods and Monsters of Japan in San'in, the Land of Love: Sightseeing, Food, and... San'in is a place where the gods of Japan gather, the footprints of history linger, yokai spirits make their homes, and true love is found. To experience the myths and legends of Japan, head to the San'in area! 6 Unique Places to Stay and Play in Kagawa, the Udon Prefecture Kagawa is famous as a hotspot for udon, but a trip to the area means great noodles, beautiful nature, and much more! So check out these 6 great hotels and guesthouses in Kagawa. Izumo Kamishio - Bring Home the Salt of the Gods from Shimane, Japan Dried from holy Japanese sea waters, this “god's salt” makes for a unique souvenir shopping experience. 3 Traditional Japanese Resorts Near Dogo Onsen - The Inspiration for Ghibli's Spirited... Enjoy a night of luxury and check out a must-see for fans of Miyazaki (and anyone who loves beautiful Japanese architecture). Coronavirus News - How is Japan dealing with COVID-19? - Kagawa Prefecture With Japanese coronavirus cases appearing in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and all over the world, updates on Japan's COVID-19 situation being few and far between, and Japan travel plans being canceled left and right, the JAPANKURU team wanted to find out just how places all over Japan were tackling the coronavirus problem, and making it through this difficult period. So we asked! Today, we're bringing you the latest news from one of Japan's 47 prefectures, and one of the best places to eat udon noodles, Kagawa. Katsurahama Aquarium Has Cute Animals... and Even Cuter Zookeepers!? As we stay home, social distance, and vicariously enjoy zoos and aquariums through Twitter feeds, one unusual animal caught our eye... Drive Away to Chugoku Region in A NISSAN's Car Rental Services How many of you have been to the Chugoku region of Japan?
Chugoku Chihou/region 【中国地方：ちゅうごくちほう】, is a region that consists of five prefectures, which are, Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Yamaguchi.
Although there are airports at these locations, most of them are either domestic or very limited numbers of international flights that’s why many places around the region are not yet recognised by tourists. That is why we have gathered places we’ve been and built this list of places to visit in an itinerary for a rent-a-car experience around the region. ☙ Fall Foliage 2019 ❧ Shikoku - Red from the Bottom to The Top of The Mountains at Iya... Autumn is coming to the northern hemisphere, and in Japan that means it's time for koyo (紅葉), or fall foliage viewing! Every year crowds around the country flock to the most beautiful spots to see the seasons change, and the leaves shift from green to red. With amazing weather and colorful scenery, it's a great time to explore Japan. The four prefectures of Shikoku share a similar climate across the island and November tends to be the right time to see the foliage. Iya Valley is especially known for its mountainous areas changing colours to brilliant red. ☙ Fall Foliage 2019 ❧ Chugoku - The Deer & The Maples of Miyajima Autumn is coming to the northern hemisphere, and in Japan that means it's time for koyo (紅葉), or fall foliage viewing! Every year crowds around the country flock to the most beautiful spots to see the seasons change, and the leaves shift from green to red. With amazing weather and colorful scenery, it's a great time to explore Japan. Get yourself to Hiroshima's island of Miyajima and you can spend the day making friends with deer and admiring the maples of Momijidani Park! Cuddle with the Bunnies on Japan's Rabbit Island, Okunoshima Ever dreamed of being swarmed by a flock of fluffy bunnies? Of feeding them each a carrot and watching their noses twitch as they nibble their way through the snack? Of sitting down among the fluff and watching the sun set over a peaceful ocean? Whether you have or not, we bet you'll love the magic of Hiroshima's Okunoshima! Must-Try Delicacies of the Shikoku and Chugoku Regions Interested in traveling off the beaten track, but also looking to spoil the foodie inside of you? Tokyo has some great grub, but don't miss the chance to explore a little deeper into Japan and enjoy the country's more local dishes. Shikoku and Chugoku's great natural resources lead to mouth-watering regional specialties. Let us introduce you to a handful of the area's most delectable delicacies. The Eshima Ohashi Bridge: Behind The Scenes The rollercoaster bridge spoiler on how we took that photo Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge: The Most Beautiful Bridge in Japan A bridge to put on your bucket list! Motonosumi Inari Shrine: A Must-See Shrine, as Designated by CNN! This Inari Shrine is just as beautiful as Kyoto, if not more! Akiyoshidai (秋吉台) & Akiyoshido (秋芳洞): Amazing Geological Formations in Japan For these cool limestone creations, we can thank ancient coral! Sand Dunes in Japan!? Head to Tottori to Find the Tiny Desert of Western Japan It might be a small desert, but any sand dune in Japan is a surprise! Eshima Ohashi Bridge A.K.A. The Rollercoaster Bridge Connecting two prefectures, this bridge is one wild ride!