Spring Speciality Dish


Tsukeba recipe is a local speciality dish in springtime served around Ueda region in Nagano Prefecture.

In spring, red nuptial color is the major characteristic of this fish, Haya(or Ugui), Tribolodon hakonensis. Tsukeba dish is seasonally served only in the region and the taste of this freshwater fish is bland.

“Tsukeba” fishing is a way of catching the fish and it has long history since Edo Period(1603-). Unfortunately, the number of the serving restaurants is decreasing and there are only two in 2016 according to the cook I met today.

SO, it would be a great opportunity to experience a local culture if you like local specialities. 🙂


Tel: +81-268-36-0735

(Reservation is required)

Have a nice trip!!


Ashikaga Flower Park 2016

Almost full bloom!

I think famous wisteria trees need some more days to be ready but others such as azalea, cherry, and dogwood trees are waiting for you! !

I’m convinced that the best period for flower viewing is next one or two weeks.

When you have time, you should visit this gorgeous place surrounded by overwhelming flowers!!



The entrance fee dynamically changes depending on the flower condition.

Have a nice trip!!

Tulip Festa

IMG_1918Local tulip festa. http://www.sakurashi-kankou.or.jp/flower/tulip/

Next target is http://www.ashikaga.co.jp/english/index.html in two weeks as it should be ready soon!!!

Enjoy your trip!

Appreciate if you would share your experience!!!