In the Kanto Plain, one of the go-to places for hiking is Mt. Takao in Hachioji City. Every year, this peak draws over three million climbers and is even in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.
Oct. 17 is “Okinawa Soba day.” It is a day when the local food earned its title.
As you peruse Echizen’s traditional townhomes, shrines and temples on Teramachi Street, stop in for a bowl of soba steeped in over 600 years of history.