Japan has opened its doors to international tourism after years of closure. Many tourists want to return to the Land of the Rising Sun – Attracted by the idea of visiting a country rich in history, culture, and uniqueness projected towards the future.
The most popular and requested destinations by visitors are Tokyo, Nara, Fujiyama, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima but many other places rich in history and culture are ready to visit a part still unknown to the general public.
Okazaki the city of Ieyasu Tokugawa
Ieyasu Tokugawa is considered the Father or rather the one who unified Japan in 1600 becoming Shogun in 1603. Starting from Mikawa in the Aichi region Ieyasu managed after several battles among which the most famous of Sekigahara to unify Japan becoming its Shogun. Founder of the EDO period which lasted continuously until 1867.
Ieyasu Tokugawa was the founder of the city of Edo today known as Tokyo.
Okazaki, Anjo, Japan
Okazaki town in the Mikawa area in the Aichi region has an interesting location for the history of Japan as it lies on the Tokyo Kyoto Osaka direction on the Tokaido route.
The city today offers many things to see and do.
Among the main ones is the Okazaki Castle, renovated and rebuilt exactly as originally, where Ieyasu Tokugawa was born.
The Mikawa Warriors Museum, where the history of the Shogun is represented.
The group of young Samurai reconstructs the life of Ieyasu in a unique way and with traditional clothes and shows.
Daiju-ji, The Tokugawa Temple
Built to honor the ancestors of the Tokugawa family.
Hatcho Miso, the secret weapon of warriors
Fermented from soybeans, miso is a traditional staple unique to Japan and an indispensable ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Hatcho Miso, named after a village of the same name in close proximity to Okazaki Castle, is a pure soybean miso. It is proudly brewed to this day using traditional methods at two distilleries, representing Okazaki’s history and culture.
Important and recognized in Japan, it is used for some typical local dishes, among these there are:
Using local miso, this famous breaded and fried pork cutlet, unique to the area, comes especially recommended.
Miso Bean Curd
Healthy and delicious! A dish that uses hatcho miso as a base, it also contains konyaku (a gelatinous food made from the starch of the devil’s tongue), tofu, and Japanese radish.
A grilled rice cake, covered in a thick miso sauce, is especially popular in Okazaki and the Tokai region of Japan.
A particular mention should be reserved for the production of absolutely handcrafted Wa-rosoku candles produced with natural material that produces clear light with little smoke. Master Matsui’s family has been making candles for over 110 years. In the workshop you can try your hand at making E-rosoku, depicting candles, and painting scenes on traditional candles.
Not to forget the mascot of the city of Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture Okazaemon who is found throughout the city.
Okazaki has so much more to offer…
For more info please visit the official website