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  • Famous Bizen ware, produced in Inbe

Traditional pottery: Bizen Ware

Bizen is named after the village of Inbe in Okayama Prefecture, previously known as Bizen province.
Most of the ceramics produced in the southeastern part of Okiyama Prefecture are known as Bizen ware.
Bizen is one of the “Six Ancient Kilns”, which have been producing pottery continuously since the Heian period (6th Century).
The clay from Bizen has […]

By |September 14th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Traditional pottery: Bizen Ware
  • Gassho-zukuri farmhouses at Shirakawago

Visit Hokuriku with the Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Pass

Since March 2015 the bullet train (Shinkansen) service from Tokyo to Nagano has been extended to Kanazawa, dramatically cutting travel times between Tokyo, Toyama and Kanazawa.

The extended Shinkansen line makes the beautiful Hokuriku region more accessible, and opens up new possibilities of exploring the country, away from the usual “Tokaido” route between Tokyo and Kyoto. […]

By |September 25th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Visit Hokuriku with the Takayama-Hokuriku Tourist Pass
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