Initially, I expected nothing but this was really great!! If you are a sake lover, you should check its rich aroma and smoothness. I got this at Michi-no-eki Shimotsuke. http://www.kanpi-shimotsuke.co.jp/
By the way, I think there is a misunderstanding of calling this kind of alcohol drinks. Generally speaking, in Japanese, “Sake” means just alcohol drinks including everything such as beer, whiskey, and vokka. When Japanese call an alcohol drink made from rice(eg. rice wine), it’s “Nihon-shu”.
When you are in Japan, just call it “Nihon-syu”!, not Sake!!
Enjoy your travel!! (and sorry about a messy picture attached…)
There’s no advantage of taking a train. It is busy(ex. rush hour) some times and you may be uncomfortable with your luggage. SO, just try taking a bus. 🙂
Traveling in Japan in wintertime?
Why don’t you try a winter delicacy, ankou-nabe, anglerfish(?) hotpot!?
This is a kind of Nabemono available only in wintertime.
It’s too early to talk about, but it’s going to be earlier than usual because of warmer winter.
Stay tuned. 🙂
In Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture, next to Tokyo, spring arrives earlier than Tokyo because of warm current. As a result, flowers bloom much earlier.
Even if it’s cold in Tokyo, it should be warmer and we can enjoy earlier spring arrival.
You can just view or pick according to you style. 🙂
I think best season should be between January and February.
When you are in Japan and if ready for winter activities to go out, snowshoeing must be a great fun!!
You don’t have snowshoes? don’t worry as rental is available at surrounding shops. 🙂
Just try it before spring arrives!!