Global DMC Network by JTB Group Newsletter
Worldwide Destination News
Fresh Destination News from Agents, for Agents
“Due to the global pandemic COVID-19, you and your clients must currently be facing a lot of restrictions on your daily life, your business and your travel plans. We would like to keep sharing inspiring places and ideas for your future trips – while we may not be able to carry out our events at the moment, we should keep dreaming and think of our possible trips in the future. Stay safe! “
Your Global DMC Network Team
Experience the Culinary Delights that Osaka has to Offer
There is a good reason that Osaka has been named “the Nation’s Kitchen”. More than any other city in Japan, Osaka is known for its food and visitors flock here just to experience all the delicious cuisine.
Try okonomiyaki, a savory pancake filled with cabbage and your choice of meat or shrimp. It is then topped with a Worcestershire-like sauce, mayo, dried seaweed, and bonito flakes. This addictive snack is perfect to enjoy with a cold beer or sake.
Another treat is Kitsune Udon, a vegetarian dish made of thick udon noodles in a dashi broth and finished with fried tofu. This bowl of noodles is Osaka’s take on the perfect comfort food.
Make sure to try takoyaki. These croquette-like balls cooked in a special pan giving them a deep-fried texture and are filled with diced octopus, fried tempura bits, green onions, pickled ginger and then topped with takoyaki sauce, mayo, bonito flakes, and dried seaweed. There are plenty of takoyaki restaurants in Osaka so they will be easy to find.
If you are traveling with your colleagues, take a private group cooking class with Eat Osaka and learn how to make your favorite dishes.
Explore the Stunning Nagoya Castle
Nagoya is is a center for manufacturing and shipping in Japan, so if you happen to find yourself in town on business make sure to take a little time to visit the lovely Nagoya Castle.
The castle was built in the early 1600s and sits contained by two moats and the castle walls. The castle grounds feature two beautiful gardens and a tea house where you can experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a tatami-mat room. If you’re in Nagoya during sakura this is the place to see the beautiful, pink blossoming cherry trees.
The Hotel Nagoya Castle offers impressive views of the castle on one side and the downtown Nagoya skyline on the other, with comfortably furnished rooms and an array of event facilities to suit your business needs.
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