Cherry Blossoms Welcome
Cherry Tree Row

Cherry Blossoms Welcome

Hasami cherry blossoms are now in full bloom! Step into Hasami nowadays, and you will soon find a beautiful row of cherry trees in full bloom that stretches for up to 5km! Sa Ku Ra Cherry Blossom Birds are singing in the trees, fields of green wheat spread across the land, even other flowers join…

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Annual Otosai @ Nakaoyama

A special invitation of annual Otosai festival has arrived from Nakaoyama! During the season of blooming cherry blossoms, Hasami Kilns runs a tradition of holding a pottery sale. Mt.Nakaoyama is known for its clustered Hasami pottery kilns. Otosai (桜陶祭)which is written in Chinese Character: 桜(Sakura)=Cherry blossoms;  陶=Pottery;  祭=Festival Why don't you come on down to…

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Spring has come to our dining tables

Nanohana The year of 2021 has begun! Japanese express the word ‘New Year’ as a ‘Shinshun’ meaning ‘New Spring’. Even though we are still in the middle of winter, spring has already arrived at our dining table. A special dish called “Nanohana”, a cruciferous green vegetable, closely related to rapini and broccoli is served on our dining table.…

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2020 Winter The sight of early Hasami morning
2020 winter

2020 Winter The sight of early Hasami morning

Winter has come to Hasami. Hasami Morning Post harvest rice fields has turned white with frost.As dawn breaks, sun ray dyes the edge of mountain in madder red. The stream fog from river is called “Kearashi” in Japanese.It is the fog that is generated by cold air flowing near the surface of the water, often…

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Spring has arrived in Hasami

A stroll through the Tozenji temple Tozenji temple Tozenji temple is located at the end of the street leading from the Hotel Bliss Villa Hasami. a 10 to 15 minute walk will take you from the hotel to the temple. There stands a gorgeous “weeping cherry tree” in the temple’s garden. The tree is named…

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Hata No Hara Kiln

One of the Oldest Climbing Kilns in Japan Within the enclave of the Japanese mountainside lies one of Japans oldest climbing kilns. In the quiet, but peaceful pottery town of Hasami, this kiln was designated as a national historic site on September 6, 2000. But Just How Old Is Hata No Hara Kiln This kiln…

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Aiyu Porcelain

Aiyu Porcelain is a ceramic wholesale and retail trading company in Hasami that has their own personal line of porcelain as well as porcelain from many other manufacturers. They opened their doors in 1985 and have since then began creating and selling many styles of Hasami porcelain. The shop of Aiyu Porcelain has a very…

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Onigitanada Rice Terrace Festival

To bring in the fall season, Hasami has the Onigitanada rice terrace festival. This festival has many unique events and experiences to take part in and enjoy. I went before the official opening day so the number of people was a lot fewer. Expect large crowds of people laughing and enjoying the various types of…

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Japanese Restaurant Fujichaya

Japanese Restaurant Fujichaya In the Japanese pottery town of Hasami, Fujichaya offers Japanese food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Here, the restaurant is distinguishable by the wisteria flowers giving shade over the entrance. During the summer months, the leaves turn dark green which blends in with the natural scenery of Hasami. We came in to eat…

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Akari

Akari is a small restaurant with an amazing menu. This restaurant is dimly lit and creates a cozy atmosphere. Here you will be able to eat Nagasaki Wagyu, a popular Japanese beef. The set meals vary in price from 1,000 yen up to 2,000 yen. Since this restaurant does use special Japanese beef, the price…

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Kissen

Kissen is a restaurant that is situated near the Hasami hot spring and Hotel Bliss Villa Hasami. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese meal, this is the restaurant to go to. The interior has multiple raised tatami rooms in which you will be able to relax in, as well as several seats at…

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Dining Café Ruran

Dining Café Ruran is a fashionable, bright, and calm restaurant. The inside has a very homey atmosphere to it and the wooden furniture and bar create a sense of relaxation. From the lunch menu, we are able to choose between two daily lunches or a lemon steak rice bowl. The two daily lunches cost around…

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