Japan is a country with some of the best food in the world, certainly not exclusive to Tokyo or Osaka! I hope you’re hungry because I’m traveling 550 km north to Iwate Prefecture (岩手県) in the Japanese countryside to stuff my mouth with as much good food as I can! What’s in my stomach this time?
★ Ramen
★ Cabbage Shioyaki Udon
★ Horumon Nabe
★ Sashimi (Donko and Soi / Rock Fish)
★ Tofu and Soba Nabe
★ Cabbage Ice Cream
★ Japanese Sake (雪の鼓 Yuki no Tsutsumi / 鷲の尾Washinoo )
★ Jamon (Raw Ham)

All of the eating is surrounded by a lot of adventures! A Japanese festival, kimono rental, 50-meter dash, fishing boat ride along the Japanese coast, and learning to make ramen noodles and the perfect bowl, in 3 minutes or less!

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Iwate prefecture is Japan’s second largest prefecture behind Hokkaido. It’s a 2.5 hour shinkansen ride from Tokyo Station.

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About the activities: Ramen lesson’s at Kotsu Kotsu Ramen no.36 are irregular and need a reservation. For the Iwate Machi autumn festival, anyone can join! There is a special float annually public participants. Note that group floats are normally for members only.

Also, a big thank you to the people of Iwate including the friendly groups who let me participate in their Autumn festival! Shimachi-gumi 新町組 and Omachi-gumi 大町組 fed me a lot of good food and drink … more than I ever needed 🙂