Hydrangeas, called ajisai in Japanese, are in full bloom at Nichiun-ji Temple!
After a stretch of gloomy days in Minamiboso, the sun is finally shining, the bees are flying, and the cherry blossoms beginning to bloom. There are many different types of cherry blossom trees that bloom at different times, but here are some cherry blossoms I found nearby Tomiura Biwa Club. I'm looking forward to the... Continue Reading →
Japan takes special pride in its seasonal foods. Picking your own fruit (or vegetables, nuts, etc.) is very popular in country areas like Minamiboso. After all, you can't get fresher than fruit straight from the vine! This post lists popular fruits and more in Chiba Prefecture and their picking season. Check out the PDF for... Continue Reading →
Japan is all about eating fresh and in season. Produce and other food items in grocery stores change depending on the time of year. Want nabe (hot pot) in summer? Good luck finding broth in the store. While inconvenient if you're used to having all types of food all year round, eating in season is... Continue Reading →
Come see the hydrangea plants in full bloom during the Hydrangea Festival! WHEN: Sun, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. *You can view the 20,000 hydrangea plants anytime during the month of June. Entry is free, although a small donation is appreciated. WHERE: Nichiun-ji Temple ADDRESS: Minamiboso City, Kamo 2124
What food makes Minamiboso unique? This list runs through the most well-known dishes in the city. Keep in mind that some items are seasonal and may not be available all year round. FRIED EDIBLE FLOWERS Available only in the spring, Minamiboso offers the rare opportunity to eat tempura-battered flowers! Known here as "edible flowers," they're... Continue Reading →
Houko Park, Cherry Blossom Festival 抱湖園 桜まつり Date: Feb. 4, 2018 Time: 10 am - 3 pm Place: Houko Park (抱湖園) and surrounding area *Will be canceled if it rains Activities: Koto recital (at 10:30 am and 12 pm) Festival music (throughout the morning) Shinobue Japanese flute recital (once in the morning and afternoon) Kamishibai picture... Continue Reading →