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There are many reasons you should visit Rikuzentakata, Japan.  A city severely affected by the tsunami of 2011, this small, rural community in northeastern Japan is going through a transformation that should be seen, felt, and experienced.

What we offer is a unique set of opportunities:  working with oyster fishermen, harvesting apples in local orchards, taking part in an exercise simulating the aftermath of a disaster, hearing stories first-hand, learning about what to do (and not to do) in a natural disaster, and much, much more.

This site shares stories.  This site is about your experiences as well as ours.  Be a part of our recovery.  Take part in what it means to be resilient.

Visit Takata.

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Moving to a New Page

Dear readers, Thank you for reading our blog for the past year.  This message is to let you know we are moving to a more consolidated site at visit-takata.jp.  Please continue to read the comments of those who visit us in Rikuzentakata. We hope to see you again in town.

Tying the bonds of friendship even tighter

When a small fishing boat used by Rikuzentakata’s Takata High School washed up on the shores of Crescent City, California, two years after the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami, no one could have predicted the lasting effect it would have on those two communities. Swirling and unpredictable ocean tides could have deposited the fishing boat, named Kamome … Continue reading Tying the bonds of friendship even tighter

Konno Chokubai Center – Delicious Simplicity

  We’ve already written on this blog about Hota-waka Go-zen, Rikuzentakata’s new signature cuisine that showcases the delicious local scallops of Hirota Bay, but that is far from the only way to enjoy scallops in Rikuzentakata. For something a little more classic and traditional, one could stop by Konno Chokubai Center in the Otomo district, … Continue reading Konno Chokubai Center – Delicious Simplicity

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