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The Top Three Must-Eat Manjū Shops in Okinawa

When you visit Okinawa‘s capital city Naha, there are three manjū shops that you have to visit, even if you aren’t a sweet tooth! From the fact that every single one of them usually completely sold out their delicious manjūs by noon, you can tell how popular they are among the locals and tourists.

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The Best Traditional Japanese Dessert Cafes in Sendai

When you visit Sendai, the capital of the kingdom built by the famous samurai, Date Masamune, you will notice that wherever you go, supermarkets, restaurants, and cafes are all selling a particular traditional dessert with a creamy light green topping. That mysterious light green colored topping can also be found in various types of drinks!

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Yohashira Shrine and the Delicious Shops in Nawate Street

If you are walking towards Matsumoto Castle from Matsumoto Station, you might walk past one of Matsumoto’s most revered shrines, Yohashira Shrine (四柱神社). But before you reach the shrine, you will see some frog monuments on Nawate Street (繩手通り)!

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Fun Activities At Yōkina Kasan no Mise Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s markets can be found everywhere in the world, with some of them being the size of a football stadium. The ones that you have been to may have a range of fresh products, but probably none of them offers cultural activities like Yōkina Kasan no Mise (陽気な母さんの店) in Ōdate city (大館市)!