TRAVEL

Flight of the Crane: Tsurunomai Bridge

Taking a drive through countryside Aomori on a clear and sunny spring day, we couldn’t believe our luck when we decided to take a pit-stop by Lake Tsugaru-Fujimi. Even with the last few cherry blossoms still clinging to their branches, our eyes were completely captivated by a beautiful triple-arched wooden bridge stretching across the blue […]

TRAVEL

A Taste of the Sea in Aomori

Your Japan experience will never be complete without indulging yourself with fresh high quality seafood. If you’re a picky eater like me (I usually don’t like to eat some kinds of seafood like awabi (abalone) tai (sea bream) sanma (pacific saury), etc) then ‘Nokke-don’ is perfect for you! Nokke-don (which means rice bowl with toppings) […]

TRAVEL

Japan’s Largest Morning Market

I am not a morning person. Not by any means. So when it was suggested that I get up at half-past-stupid o’clock (5:30am) to go shopping, I wasn’t particularly enthused…until I saw this: Oh no, wait…!! I meant THIS: Every Sunday morning between March and December, the usually quiet Tatehana Wharf of Hachinohe City in Aomori […]