1-4-1 Minato-machi, Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture
54 Uehara, Akiumachi Yumoto, Taihaku Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Address: 2-1 Kasugamachi, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed every fourth Thursday each month, except December; Dec. 29 to Jan. 3.
Different hours, closing days apply for respective facilities.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Closed every fourth Thursday each month, except December; December 29 to January 3.
1-7-1 Toba, Toba, Mie Prefecture
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission: 1,500 yen for adults, 750 yen for elementary and junior high school students.
Access: Five minutes on foot from JR/ Kintetsu Toba Station
239-2 Kamada-cho, Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture
http://www.matsusakaushi.co.jp/top.php (Japanese only)
Open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. except Wednesdays
10-minute walk from Matsusaka Station
508 Kyo-machi, Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture
Open daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
1-minute walk from Matsusaka Station
569 Marubashira, Iga, Mie Prefecture
Open daily 8:30-17:00
It takes one hour and 20 minutes from Kintetsu Nagoya Station to Iga Kanbe Station. Change to the Iga Line. It takes about 40 minutes to Iga Ueno Station. Nagatanien is a 20-minute ride from Iga Ueno Station.
It is a street that stretches 800 meters from just before the Uji Bridge found in the Inner Shrine of the Ise Grand Shrine.
For details, contact the tourism planning section of Ise City Office at +81-(0)596-21-5565.
26 Ujinakanokiri-cho, Ise, Mie Prefecture (Oharai-machi)
Open daily 5 a.m.-5 p.m.
35 Ujiimazaike-cho, Ise, Mie Prefecture (Oharai-machi)
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Ayakiku Sake Brewing Co.)
3393-1, Yamadashimo, Ayagawacho, Kagawa Prefecture
The brewery offers Kunishige and other lines including Ayakiku.
When the first sake of the new brewing season comes around, the brewery puts out some special limited edition sake such as “muroka nama genshu,” unfiltered, unpasteurized, undiluted sake. It is sake strictly for sake aficionados. Ayakiku also produces shochu and various fruit liqueurs, including umeshu plum liqueur.
http://www.ayakiku.com/ (Japanese only)
Imamikadocho 30-1, Nara
Minamiichicho 23-1, Nara
Mukkuri is a jaw harp of the Ainu, made from bamboo. The small instrument is held firmly against the mouth. The stings are pulled and plucked using the fingers to make a resonating note inside the mouth, making sounds like a stringed instrument. 500 yen ($6).
Ainu Museum: http://www.ainu-museum.or.jp/en/
Seafood delivery is available for domestic destinations. Red king crabs and horsehair crabs are sold at going rates, but an order for two or three people was available for between 10,000 yen and 15,000 yen.
Sapporo Central Wholesale Market: http://www.sapporo-market.gr.jp/english/index.htm
Official stuffed toys of animals kept at Asahiyama Zoo. Two types each of the penguin, polar bear and seal are available at 3,900-4,200 yen ($46-50).
1-33, 2-jo 7-chome Nagayama, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
About 6 km from JR Asahikawa Station
19 km from Asahikawa Airport
Open except for year-end and New Year’s
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
“Tokubetsu junmai otokoyama genshu” (1,560 yen for a 720-ml bottle) only available at the sake museum
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