Yearning in Yamagata with Tohoku Enthusiast Clarissa Combe

With the Sea of Japan to its west and mountains to its east, Yamagata Prefecture perfectly embodies the natural beauty that Tohoku is so often associated with. Co-ordinator of International Relations (CIR) for Aomori Tourism Clarissa Combe journeyed south to Yamagata for a closer look at some of the prefecture's most revered attractions, including Zao Onsen, picturesque Ginzan Onsen, awe-inspiring Yamadera and Dewa Sanzan, one of the holiest sites in Japan.

It's Coming Home: How to Recreate Your Very Own Japanese Beer Garden

The spring weather brings us the re-opening of many pubs but some of us might be discouraged by how fleeting those moments of warmth have been. You don't have to wait until the summer to enjoy an 'evening out', just crack open the beers and prep a feast of delicious Japanese bar snacks! Read on to find out just how easy it is to recreate a Japanese beer garden - beers, snacks and vibes - from the comfort of your very own home! 

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