Medicine in Toyama

If you visit Takayama or Shirakawago and Gokayama, Toyama is easy to include in your itinerary.  Since Hokuriku Shinkansen started the services to Hokuriku region, it has become easy to get to Toyama from Tokyo.  Toyama is famouse for selling medicines which started in mid 16th century.

Goldfish in Nihombashi

Admiring goldfish was one of the luxury during summer time in Edo Era (17th – 19th Century).  At first, they were expensive as they were imported from China.  Soon goldfish farming started and by the end of Edo Era, ordinary citizens enjoyed having goldfish at home.