This is our second visit to the pottery village of Mashiko in the Tochigi prefecture. We have such fond memories of our first visit several years ago that we wanted to come back again.
Our second time in Gyoza Capital. A city with a total of 350 gyoza dumplings restaurants. I have long dreamed of coming back to this town and of doing a proper “gyoza crawl”.
We had a pleasant, short afternoon walk along the shore of Lake Chuzenji to the Tachiki Kannon Shrine
We spent one night at the famous and traditional Kanaya Hotel in Nikko.
Nikko‘s temples and shrines are gold and red, shiny and extravagant – too gaudy for my taste. It reminds me of a cathedral in Florence, with every inch richly decorated and rather overwhelming.
Japan is a tofu paradise. There are more tofu varieties than one can count.
Mikuni is an attractive destination for food lovers. We‘re just posting a few of our favorite places to remember…
We love pottery, we even took a course some time ago, but never made anything but basic pots and cups.