• A resident of Rishiri takes part in a hands-on conducting class at the concert held at short notice. November 27, Rishiri Municipal Cultural Exchange and Promotion Facility, Donto

    The Gunma Symphony Orchestra (Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture), known as a pioneer among regional orchestras, held a free, impromptu concert in the town of Rishiri on the island of Rishiri in north...

  • Enjoy the taste of the remotest popular ramen shop at home. As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, the popular ramen shop ‘Rishiri Ramen Miraku’ in the town of Rishiri on Rishiri Island in northern Hokkaido is focusing on the development of new products. In addition to cup noodles and instant noodles in bags that are sold nationwide, curry and other dishes are now being made into products. The special feature is the authentic soup made with lashings of Rishiri kelp, which compliments the taste of the noodles. According to the shop, “Even if you can't come to the island, you can taste the ramen that we’re proud of.”