Kansai Scene, the free magazine for foreign residents in the Kansai area of Japan, joined the March Press Tour sponsored by the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau.
The tour included a walk along the Oto Hyakkenzan Keikoku (Oto Hyakkenzan Valley) to the Amagoi-no-Taki (Amagoi Falls). The rushing stream after the rain was overflowing with intense beauty.
After the walk we headed north and stayed at a hotel in Ryujin. We bathed in Ryujin Onsen: one of the famous three Onsens of beautifying water in Japan.
The next day our tour covered other sites in the Ryujin area. We visited a sword smithy and a Tofu factory “Ryujingama Tofuruan”, which is preserving traditional methods and taste. At the tofu factory we experienced tofu making as well as eating the delicious finished product.
“I’ve lived in Japan for a long time but this is the first time for me to have such a tasty tofu!” commented the press tour participant.
Thank you very much to Kansai Scene for joining out Press Tour.