The pandemic has had an impact on the way that we function in our lives. From how we work to how we unwind - everything has changed in the past two years. Restaurants and eateries are taking maximum precautions to ensure that their customers have a worry-free meal. One restaurant in Japan, however, has managed to create a unique kind of experience in order to maintain social distancing. A village of restaurants in Japan's Nagano prefecture has private igloo-shaped domes for diners. This idyllic concept facilitates the concept of social distancing in the post-pandemic era with an interesting and fun twist.
The Yokote Kamakura Festival has a history of about 450 years. It is held every year on February 15 and 16, and features many igloo-like snow houses, called kamakura, which are built at various locations across the city of Yokote. pic.twitter.com/GuMIC7qxAg— Fragments of Japan (@fragmentsofjap1) February 2, 2022
Every year, in the winter season, Iiyama in Japan sees the construction of 20 odd Igloo huts. According to AFP, these huts serve as private dining areas for visitors who come here to enjoy winter sports via a two-hour train ride from Tokyo. The special item featuring on the menu is Noroshi Nabe, a local recipe dating back to several hundred years. It is basically a hot pot with miso and vegetables, in which mushroom and pork meat are dipped into.
Restaurant Kamakura Village in Nagano, Japan has opened with 20 pop-up igloos spread across a charming, snowy landscape. Guests can enjoy private lunches and dinners in each igloo and visit the sledding area. Read more via @designboomhttps://t.co/8WVxOrdVitpic.twitter.com/gxeq96ARd4— Design London (@designlondon) February 7, 2022
In mid-Feb, you'll see an amazing cityscape full of igloo-like snow houses called #kamakura & their miniatures glowing warmly upon the snow in Yokote City of Akita Prefecture. The city is celebrating its 450 years of tradition w/ its annual snow festival: https://t.co/qwGFdECU1Dpic.twitter.com/xUpDGb40za— japan (@japan) February 16, 2019
The Igloo restaurant is priced at USD 32 or about Rs. 2,400 per person approximately for lunch, while dinner costs about Rs. 2,730. Interestingly, this restaurant pops up only in the winter season in the month of February, and later is replaced by rice fields. For healthy and safety purposes, each Igloo can house a maximum of four people only.
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