A Japanese Rural Innkeeper Served Me the Most Exotic Food I Have Ever Eaten

Little-Known Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Terrace rice fields reflecting the sky.
Newly planted rice fields above Shinchaya Inn, Gifu. (©Diane Tincher)

In the halcyon days before the coronavirus pandemic halted all inbound travel to Japan, I was blessed to take curious foreigners on hiking tours through rural Japan. One favorite route was the Nakasendo Way, 中山道, “the…



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Diane Neill Tincher

Diane Neill Tincher

Top writer in Travel. I’ve lived in Japan since 1987 & love learning, history, & the beauty of nature. Pls use my link to join Medium: