Food to drink by: Niigata, Japan

Food to drink by: Niigata, Japan

Amountain chain runs down the middle of the main island of Honshu, Japan. Take a train in late winter from the green Southeast, where Tokyo is, to the Northwest, and you emerge from a tunnel under the mountains into a snow-covered land that you would not expect to be Japan’s rice bowl. This is Niigata, which, unlike many of Japan’s 47 prefectures, can grow just one crop of rice each year because of the harsh winters and an average annual snowfall of nearly 10 feet.

But the relatively

Register to view the full article

Register to view this article

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.