Engyo-ji Temple, Himeji’s Best Kept Secret

When people think of the city of Himeji, their first thought is of course Himeji Castle. However, Himeji definitely has more than just its castle! Another one of Himeji’s most popular sites among Japanese natives is Engyo-ji Temple [円教寺]. While

Akashiyaki, the Predecessor of Takoyaki

Everybody seems to agree: Osaka is the place for takoyaki. Sources indicate that the origin of this very popular snack is akashiyaki. A local favorite of the city if Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture, akashiyaki features the city’s specialty, octopus.