Nestled amongst the mountains of north-eastern Japan, where it is surrounded by nature and pristine seas, Tsuruoka City is a gem virtually untouched by foreign tourism, and blessed with a multitude of seasonal ingredients throughout the year.
Tsuruoka’s centuries-long history of living closely with nature has allowed it to develop
a unique and diverse food culture.
In 2014, it was designated UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
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TSURUOKA CITY OF GASTRONOMY
Tsuruoka is home to
a staggering 60 different kinds of heirloom crops, and takes pride in passing down these important living cultural assets for generations
Surrounded by the mountains and seas, Tsuruoka is blessed with diverse seasonal ingredients throughout the year
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