JAPLAN – January issue 2015

Sightseeing Spots of the Sanyo Region and Shikoku, Surrounding the Inland Sea This month features the mild Sanyo region (Okayama, Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures) and Shikoku Island. Both are located in West Japan surrounding the Inland Sea. The Sanyo region, surrounded by the sea and mountain, provides many interesting sightseeing spots. Beautiful garden, Kourakuen is […]



Yayoiken is a “teishoku” restaurant with more than 268 branches in Japan and over 136 outlets overseas. Teishoku is a well-balanced set meal comprising of Japanese staple foods, including cooked rice, miso soup and side dishes. Great care is taken over the ingredients and food is served in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Extra helpings of […]



This store specializes in tempura and tendon (a bowl of rice topped with tempura and covered in a salty-sweet sauce). Freshly fried and reasonably priced tempura can be eaten here. There are 145 stores around the capital and five overseas stores. The tempura oil used is 100% vegetable oil which has zero cholesterol. Rice, soba […]


TOKUSHIMA: Enjoy the Wilderness

Shikoku is one of Japan’s four main islands. Tokushima Prefecture is in the eastern part of this island. The population of the prefecture is approximately 800,000. Eighty percent of Tokushima is mountainous. Bordered by the ocean and rivers, it is rich in natural beauty. Because of its lush greenery and mild climate, a variety of […]

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