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Hokkaido's Hakodate is heaven for gourmands of all stripes

Oct 7, 2017

Hokkaido's Hakodate is heaven for gourmands of all stripes

Hakodate occupies a unique place on the Japanese landscape, both literally and gastronomically speaking. Facing the Tsugaru Strait from its position on the southern shores of Hokkaido's Oshima Peninsula, the city grew from a small Ainu fishing village to become, in 1854, Japan's first port ...

Views both old and new of Aomori's Tsugaru

Sep 15, 2017

Views both old and new of Aomori's Tsugaru

Cut off by the Ou Mountains to the south and far removed from any center of power, Aomori Prefecture's remote Tsugaru Peninsula was largely left to its own devices until the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603). In the Battle of Sekigahara (1600), different factions of the Tsugaru ...