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    August 2, 2019
    Takahashi Magozaemon is one of the oldest confectioneries in Japan. This family-owned confectionery first opened its doors in 1624, and is currently on its fourteenth-generation owner. Nearly all of the sweets here are made using awa-ame, a traditional Japanese syrup made from a blend of local...
    ***This tour is no longer available*** Konnichiwa! It's the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? I hope that you all are enjoying winter vacation. Today we have some fun news for anyone staying around the Myoko or Joetsu areas between January 10 and February 28. Between those dates, an...
    November 27, 2018
    Osechi is a traditional meal eaten on New Year's Day in Japan. In most cases, osechi meals are to enjoyed at home among family members and relatives. But here at Ukiyo, we have made it available to everyone as an "osechi lunch," freshly and skillfully prepared by our chef. Each item in the meal...
    Hi, beautiful friends! It's been so hot for days around Joetsu area, hasn't it? We hope you all are doing fine. Today, we would like to introduce our famous unagi (eel) dishes to you. Unagi is considered a healthy food rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E; plus DPA, EPA, and...
    Hello, everyone! Our Ukiyo Hime Plan is available now until August 31 (Friday) for 3,950 yen. Service fees, taxes, and the room charge are included in the price.   This course includes beautiful dishes: marinated fish appetizers, soy milk gratin, kakuni stew of Iron Age pork, and many more! ...
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