It was a whirlwind fifteen days. I visited cousins, gave my respects to my ancestors at our temple, visited our ancestral house, and trekked up a cliff to visit our family grave surrounded by citrus trees. I dressed up as a geisha (maiko to be specific) in Kyoto, hugged deer near Hiroshima, got lost on the Tokyo train system more than once, and explored the enchanting Ghibli Museum. Most of all, I ate tons of amazing Japanese cuisine, and I can't wait to share it with you.
|Yawatahama's many graves on the hillside|
This post will stay on top until I complete my Adventures in Japan series so that you can skip to places at your leisure! Each region page will have a list of all the ingredients and recipes associated with it linked at the bottom!
|Miss Mochi at Miwajima Island|
Yawatahama, Ehime prefecture, Shikoku region
Beppu and Yuifin, Oita prefecture, Kyushu region
Hiroshima and Miyajima, Hiroshima prefecture, Chogoku region*
Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Kansai region*
Tokyo, Tokyo prefecture, Kanto region*
*coming soon! check back!