The Okinawan diet is renowned for being healthy. Okinawa Soba noodles with pork soft bone broth are a local speciality.

Okinawa’s Shuri Castle may have burned down, but there are plenty more reasons to visit the Japanese island famous for long life expectancy and snakeskin banjos

Naha’s Shuri Castle just tragically burned down – but from healthy eating and local crafts to sun, surf and plenty more Unesco-approved Ryuku sights, Okinawa still has plenty to offer the curious traveller

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The Okinawan diet is renowned for being healthy. Okinawa Soba noodles with pork soft bone broth are a local speciality.
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There are many local Hokkaido delicacies to try, including melon ice cream served inside a melon. Photo: procrastination73/Instagram.

Where to eat in Hokkaido: discover 6 Japanese culinary delights this autumn

If you’re heading to Hokkaido out of ski season, the local cuisine offers delicacies, favourite Japanese flavours such as lavender and even craft beer that will sate your inner foodie

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There are many local Hokkaido delicacies to try, including melon ice cream served inside a melon. Photo: procrastination73/Instagram.
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