DINNER IN ICHIBANCHO, SENDAI

Thetraveljunkie.org – During our last visit to Sendai we went to a local restaurant in Ichibancho area. We came across a totally refurbished space, filled with lots of light and very welcoming. The menu is full of delicious things. If… Continue Reading

EXPLORE MATSUSHIMA BAY

Thetraveljunkie.org – Matsushima has been long celebrated as a place of romance, spirituality and elegance. Come for the landscape of 260 pine-covered islands. Uncover the stories behind the mysterious caves, three red bridges, and centuries-old temples. Take a leisurely walk… Continue Reading

VISITING GODAIDO TEMPLE, MATSUSHIMA

Thetraveljunkie.org – After walking around Matsushima Retro Gallery, we went all the way up to Godaido Temple. This is a must-see symbol of Matsushima. It was founded in 807 and reconstructed by Date Masamune in 1604. It is named for… Continue Reading

MORI NO GOHANYA CHERISH, SENDAI IZUMI PREMIUM OUTLETS

Thetraveljunkie.org – I had the absolute pleasure of eating at Mori No Gohanya Cherish, Sendai Izumi Premium Outlets. Anyway despite all the fanfare, I arrived and there was absolutely no sense of a pretentious, pompous, self congratulating “We are SO… Continue Reading

DISCOVER SENDAI CASTLE

Thetraveljunkie.org – A few weeks ago we spent a couple of days in Sendai. We love visiting different spots in Tohoku and especially those that we haven’t been to before. Sendai Castle is the must-go to area to visit in… Continue Reading

THE TRAVEL JUNKIE IN MIYAGI ZAO ROYAL HOTEL

Thetraveljunkie.org – We love traveling and there’s so many different ways of doing it. You can go on a trip to explore new places or to onsen in the Miyagi Zao Royal Hotel. You can travel to have fun with… Continue Reading

GUIDE TO MIYAGI ZAO KOKESHI MUSEUM

Thetraveljunkie.org – In the modern Miyagi Zao Kokeshi Museum, there are many intersting areas, including an exhibition hall exhibiting Kokeshi dolls from across the country, a booth where demonstrations are given by Kokeshi artisans, an experience area where travel junkies… Continue Reading

TOHOKU KOKESHI PAINTING CLASS

Thetraveljunkie.org – We mentioned in our previous video that Tokyo was a city from the future, but our visit to Miyagi Zao helped us learn a little bit more about Japan’s traditional side. We came across one of the most… Continue Reading

BETWEEN OKAMA CRATER AND ZAO ECHO LINE, TOHOKU – JAPAN

Thetraveljunkie.org – We travelled to Okama Crater, a circle lake surrounded by the three mountains of the Zao Mountain Range and we saw some of the most beautiful spots that the Zao Echo Line of approximately 26 km in total… Continue Reading

JAPANESE ONSEN ETIQUETTE

Thetraveljunkie.org – Hot springs, or onsen, are a big deal in Miyagi Zao Royal Hotel, Japan. onsen are comprised of volcanic spring water that’s full of natural minerals, giving health benefits like clearer skin, detoxification and even weight loss (it’s… Continue Reading