Koisago Village, “Various ceramic souvenirs and Experience”

Koisago is the northern part of Nakagawa town, Tochigi Pref. and one of the most beautiful villages in Japan. In this village there is ceramic wares called “Koisago-yaki”. You can buy various kinds of ceramic products as souvenirs. At this “Fujita Ceramic Center” you even can try to make your own ceramic wares by yourselves. The experience fee is just ¥2,580 including baking cost. It takes just about an hour to complete your item. For more details and reservation please contact them directly;

Matsuzaki town, “Small but pretty shop”

When you travel Matsuzaki town, Shizuoka Pref., you are strongly recommended to take a look of “Kura-la”, small souvenir shop just close to Matsuzaki town office. This shop is operated by senior local ladies whose average age is 72. The chief operator of this shop is Mrs.Aoki. She is so kind that you can know a lot about Matsuzaki town from her.   There are lots of hand craft products suitable for souvenir. They are not only pretty but also their price is quite reasonable. You can even spend an hour by just looking these craft products. Furthermore this shop also offer snack and drink in the lunch time. Especially their pacific saury sushi is so delicious that many guests come to the shop before 11am to  wait for the dishes. It is my great surprise that the above sushi is Yen500 only! Please don’t miss it at Matsuzaki town.

Mishima town, “Hand-craft fair”

The major industry of Mishima town is agriculture. But, there is nothing to do in the winter so the famers here have made best use of winter time for making handcraft products. In early June every year handcraft fair is held. This year on June 9 and 10 more than 25,000 visitors came to Mishima town for buying charming handcraft products made by 180 craftsmen joined here from all over Japan. You  can find good souvenir as the memory to come to Japan and the most beautiful villages.