Kasugai Restaurant Guide

Kasugai City has a population of over 300,000 and is located north of Nagoya.Due to this, it has become a commuter suburb of Nagoya with large-scale housing developments.Kasugai puts a lot of effort into promoting calligraphy and is thought to be the birthplace of Ono no Michikaze, a calligrapher in the Heian period (794–1185).Additonally, the National High School Kendo Tournament is held in Kasugai every spring.It is known as "Kendo's Koshien" and is a place that high school kendo players dream of.A historical structure worth visiting is the Mitsuzoin Tahoto (a pagoda at Mitsuzoin Temple), which is designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. It is thought to have been built in the mid-Muromachi period (1336–1573).The local speciality product is cactus seedlings, which accounts for 80% of the national share.It is not only for decorative use. A variety of products and restaurant menu items, which focus on the cactus's nutritional value, have been developed.There's ramen, gyoza (potstickers), snacks, and alcoholic beverages.Additionally, cactus-inspired characters enliven the town.Other local specialty products are fruits such as peaches, grapes, and apples.

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