Check into the Ōzu Castle on the coast of Japan and stay overnight and get the royal treatment. The accommodation is for the 4-story tower within the castle, and it includes a traditional Japanese gun salute welcome, a dance performance, along with a “lord’s meal” for the entire group.
A Traditional Experience in Ōzu
The castle was built in the 14th century, but it was restored to its former glory in 2004 with the use of traditional methods and materials. Ōzu Castle is not a far walk from Ōzu’s Old Town, which is a maze of alleyways and old-fashioned houses that are from the Edo Period (1603-1867) and the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
A Beach Getaway in a Castle
Hirado is a coastal city in Japan that is popular for many beach getaways. It is also the location of another castle, which is beginning to prepare for overnight visitors. From July of 2020, guests can book their stay at Hirado Castle through Airbnb.
The castle was once home to the Matsura clan that ruled over the Hirado Province during the Edo Period. It was built in the 16th century, and like most other Japanese castles, it was demolished and destroyed over the past few centuries. The castle was replaced by a reconstructed 5-story fortress that has many traditional details.
According to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), there is no particular reason for the sudden acceptance for overnight stays at these castles. One thing that was mentioned was that it is a way to encourage and allow visitors to these cities to get a truly authentic experience when in Japan.
This is the year to get a true Japanese experience from an old-fashioned and traditional lens.
Jessica Biel Eats Breakfast in the Shower
Ever had your breakfast in the middle of a shower? Weirdly enough, it is a normal everyday thing for the busy mom Jessica Biel. Her Instagram photo of her with a plate in the shower also tells the tale. She unraveled the mystery behind it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. With all the work that goes into taking care of her son Silas in the morning, Jessica’s only option to eat breakfast is to have it in the shower.
Giada De Laurentiis Dips Cookies in Lemonade
Next in the line is the Italian chef. You might think, her choice of dessert would be something fancy, but that is not the case. Would you care for a sandwiched layer of chocolate between cookies dipped in lemonade? Or wafer-like vanilla flavored cookies also dipped in lemonade? Our Italian chef not only tries it but recommends it to others. She loves Milano Cookies and Nila Wafer with the touch of her favorite fizzy beverage, and according to her, it is an incredible combination.
Kourtney Kardashian Eats Kit Kats in Layers
Here’s something to remember when you catch a break; when you munch on a Kit Kat bar and you find chocolate melting in your mouth, it often feels like the moment flies away too soon. However, Kourtney Kardashian devised a way to devour Kit Kats and relish the taste longer. Kourtney takes it and splits it into layers and then eats the layers one at a time. She recommends it and urges that once you try it, you can never go back.
Ed Sheeran Is Obsessed With Ketchup
“I am not fixated, but I prefer ketchup with scrambled eggs.” Yes, you guessed it right, we are talking about Ed Sheeran. Ed has a deep obsession with ketchup. He keeps a bottle with him at all times to cater to his cravings. It doesn’t end there, though. You can also find a ketchup tattoo on his upper arm. To honor his fixation, an ice-cream parlor added an ice-cream with Ketchup flavor in their collection.
Jessica Alba Adds Salt to Her Water
You may like your water cold, lukewarm, or normal room temperature, but how about salty water? Jessica Alba prefers to drink water deftly mixed with salt. Particularly after a strenuous workout, she takes a glass of water and adds grainy salt, and mixes it well before drinking. The reason behind this is to maintain her blood sugar levels and blood pressure. In fact, she claims that she feels dizzy if she doesn’t have this drink after a workout session.
J-Lo Always Stirs Counterclockwise
While mixing up your coffee in the morning, have you ever noticed which direction you’re stirring it in? You may have found our question nonsensical, but Jennifer Lopez would not! If she ever stops at your place for a cup of coffee, she’ll definitely ask you for this. J-Lo follows a ritual of stirring her coffee counterclockwise. If it is stirred clockwise, she will probably not have it. Why she does this has remained a mystery until this very day.
Selena Gomez’s Pickle-Dipped Popcorn
Salty and butter smothered popcorn is one of the go-to scrumptious snacks for a lot of people. However, have you ever tried pickle dipped popcorn? Selena Gomez will vouch for this if you ever ask her about her favorite snack item! Selena named it Texas-style popcorn! To make a bowl of Texas-style popcorn for yourself, all you have to do is – add tabasco to the fresh-made popcorn and then mix it well after pouring in some pickle juice. Sounds a little on the soggy side to us but it’s worth a try!
Adrienne Bailon Eats Fruit and Fish Together
Fruit and Fish – Do they taste good together? For Adrienne, the combination of fruit punch and tuna fish works. The idea of it came to her when Adrienne had to make herself a snack after school. She would put some fruit punch in the tuna and then make a sandwich. The sandwich would be submerged into the punch again before eating. Tortillas with pepper, onion, tomatoes, meat, and cheese sound like an exquisite and common Quesadilla, but how about adding bananas inside? Yes, Adrienne’s choice includes bananas inside Quesadilla too.
Jake Owen Adds Salty Peanuts to His Coke
Adding extra salt to any savory food is a common tendency for many of us, but salting up a can of soda is quite weird, some would say. In addition to this salty soda fondness, Jake Owen has another weirder food habit: having salty peanuts with coke! According to the legend, this is an old southern delicacy and Jake’s father introduced this drink to him when he was 12. Jake drops salted peanuts directly into coke and totally loves this crazy combination.
Channing Tatum’s PB, J & “C” Sandwich
People definitely have unique and diverse taste buds, but Channing Tatum is on a totally different level. Aside from his acting career, he is also known for his weird sandwich obsession. His favorite sandwich is made of white bread with a layer of rich peanut butter, huge portions of grape jelly, and, lastly, a layer of crunchy Cheetos in the middle. Weird, right? Well, don’t question it until you taste it! That’s our motto for life!
Danica Patrick Eats Steak on Waffles
Next in line is Danica Patrick. It seems like this racing driver has done everything in the world of NASCAR and beyond. This doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have some strange eating habits – the following being one of them. Apparently, Patrick is so adventurous in the kitchen, especially when it comes to what meat she eats. She seems to have no limits in this respect and has no problem cooking up bison burgers. Moreover, she loves eating steak on waffles.
Meghan Markle’s Strange Pasta Sauce
From an actress to the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has become one of the most inspiring figures of the modern world. Her fashion and way of living have always thrilled us. Now, are you ready to learn about her weird food choices? We’re all more or less familiar with the All American Cheese Pasta, but would you like it if anyone puts zucchini and bouillon in it? This insanity is a favorite dish of Megan Markle. Can you imagine the Queen sitting across from her while she eats that?
Flo Rida’s Powdered Cheeto Mac & Cheese
When it comes to hip-hop artists, everyone knows and loves the name Flo Rida. On the other hand, when you’re talking about food, you’ll probably find this rapper’s taste a bit weird. Mac and cheese is one of the common go-to American food items; every American loves it. Flo Rida loves it too, but only when you sprinkle crunchy Cheetos instead of the powdered cheese that comes in the box! Trust Flo Rida to remix his food too.
Tim Tebow’s Strange Coffee Formula
It’s not easy being a barista nowadays since so many customers love their coffee brewed with their own distinctive formula. Tim Tebow has his own peculiar formula for his coffee. If you want to make a coffee for this athlete, you need to infuse equal amounts of decaf and regular coffee and then whip up some organic cream. Afterward, you need sugarless almond milk in the mix. Finally, add in some droplets of stevia, preferably the English toffee-flavored, to sweeten the coffee a bit, and there you have it.
Taylor Swift Only Drinks Lavender Lemonade
Everyone would have to agree that Taylor Swift is one of the most popular and most chart-topping pop stars of this decade. From young to old, who doesn’t love her country tunes as well as her pop songs? However, her inclination towards food may seem pretty strange to you. She demands to have all of her sandwiches with lavender flavored lemonade! Sounds pretty great. Wouldn’t you love to try it? We know we would love to.
Blake Lively’s Strange Pregnancy Craving
Weird cravings during pregnancy are pretty common; celebrities are no stranger to this either. Blake Lively, our favorite blonde socialite from the upper east side, incessantly had weird cravings during her pregnancy. She used to send her husband Ryan Reynolds to buy organic hand-churned pumpkin ice cream for her during that time. Not only that, but she also used to add some artisan pickles to it. Can you imagine what it would taste like? We’d love to know.
Shailene Woodley Eats Clay
Would you care for a teaspoon of clay with soda? Shailene Woodley would, as she finds it very gratifying. Apparently, it was a taxi driver who introduced her to the perks of having clay. Yes, you heard right! She reaffirms it in her blog, saying that she discovered that clay can be good for everyone since our bodies don’t absorb it. Instead, apparently it helps to clean out the heavy metals in our bodies by providing a negative charge that bonds with the negative isotopes in the body, whatever that means!
Ringo Starr Has Never Had Pizza
British musician and actor Ringo Starr’s case will leave you in awe. He realized that he was allergic to onion and curry at some point in his childhood. Because of this food intolerance, he literally avoided myriads of yummy cuisines including pizza throughout his life! It’s hard to believe, but this musician never had a slice of pizza, let alone having a bite! We couldn’t imagine living life without pizza; how does he do it?
Warren Buffett’s a Coca-Colaholic
Regular consumption of coke and other soft drinks can lead to high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes, and many other fatal diseases. Shockingly, this 89-year-old American philanthropist and business magnate is obsessed with coke. On an average day, Warren Buffett intakes at least five bottles of coke! His doctors keep telling him that he needs to stop having such a whopping amount on a regular basis. However, when you’re an old billionaire, you can afford not to care, we suppose.
Andrew Zimmern Is a Mustard Collector
When it comes to celebrity chefs, we would always assume that they would have the best taste and, subsequently, the best food items to recommend. This is true for most chefs, but Andrew Zimmern is an exception. He doesn’t have any weird food inclinations. However, he possesses a peculiar habit of food-collecting! Not just any food, either – only mustard. Yes, you’ve read it right. He staunchly collects varieties of mustard and stores them in his fridge. Strange or interesting? You decide.
Tori Spelling Puts Gummy Bears in Everything
As a chef’s wife, Tori Spelling loves to try out new recipes, no matter how weird they may be. Her husband Dean Mcdermott obviously has some influence on them, though. The chef, strangely, likes to add gummy bears into every possible dish. This has led to a peculiarity in Tori’s taste buds; she now likes the taste of gummy bear in every single food. In particular, a so-called gummy bear salad is reportedly her most favorite dish.
Chrissy Teigen Mixes Odd Cereals
Let’s peek into another bizarre combination. Foodie and yummy mummy, Chrissy Teagan tried out something different but relatable while she was pregnant. It was a mix of two kinds of cereal; Captain Crunch and Fruity Pebbles. How would it feel to have the flavor of oats and corn with the flavors of grape, lemon, orange, cherry all together? While you keep guessing, let us reassure you that it contains a vast amount of sugar in it.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Banana-Mayo Sandwich
Imagine: you have been given a sandwich filled with mayonnaise and banana, would you consent to eat it? You might be wondering why in the world would anyone even offer you such a horrid food. But your favorite racing car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. would actually be more than delighted to have it. We don’t know how he came to try this strange sandwich, but the man sure loves this weird combination. Truth be told, we’re curious about this one.
Nicolas Cage Is Serious About Mating
Have you ever thought of classifying food based on how the animals it comes from mate? If you don’t, then you are on our team. However, we can’t say the same for the beloved actor Nicholas Cage. This famous American actor and filmmaker reportedly refuses to eat animals that do not mate in a dignified manner. That’s why he doesn’t eat pigs. His go-to food, thus, includes vegetables and poultry, thanks to their classy love lives.
Padma Lakshmi’s Pomtoast
Padma Lakshmi, the beautiful host of the famous American cooking competition Top Chef, broke the internet when she posted her favorite breakfast snack “pomtoast.” She prepared it with a sourdough toast by adding a layer of peanut butter and heaps of pomegranate seeds on the top. The post quickly became viral as her fans and followers started posting about their own version of the hand-made pomtoast on their personal Instagram profiles. We can imagine this being pretty tasty.
Queen Elizabeth’s Basic Breakfast
There’s no way that you haven’t wondered what this Royal lady has for her meals! We admit it, we all share keen curiosity concerning each and every detail of the lives of the Royal family members. This might disappoint your ardent interest, but Queen Elizabeth prefers a very simple menu for her simple palette. For breakfast, she has a bowl of regular corn flakes with a cup of tea. Pretty basic for a Royal, wouldn’t you agree?
Beyonce Dips Bananas in Ketchup
Have you ever heard of having bananas with ketchup? Without even hearing your answer, we can perfectly assume that the answer is most likely to be – NO. This is definitely one of the weirder combinations on this list. Well, guess what, Beyonce fans? The Queen B literally dips every random food in ketchup and she really loves it. She’s also been known to carry a bottle of hot sauce around with her everywhere. Apparently, she likes to have ketchup with bananas too!
Katy Perry Only Eats Boot-Shaped Nuggets
Everyone has one or two unusual food obsessions that might seem odd to others. Katy Perry is not out of this list either. Her most favorite go-to food item is chicken nuggets, but that’s not all; she demands to have them in a particular shape. Would you like to guess what this shape could be? No worries, we are here to enlighten you. She demands that the nuggets are in the shape of a boot. This is not just a fancy desire but a must for her!
Rihanna Loves Flaming Hot Cheetos
We commonly assume that all celebrities maintain a strict diet for retaining an appealing body shape. However, if you start digging about Rihanna, you’ll be surprised to find out that she is not a strict diet person; she is more of a fast-food junkie! In fact, she has undeniable cravings for Flaming Hot Cheetos on a regular basis. Packets full of Flaming Hot Cheetos are not just her favorite but a must item during any tour.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Strange Drink Recipe
Oscar-winner and businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow is known not only for her commendable works but also for her dietary habits, which can be questionable at times. Paltrow’s third cookbook It’s All Easy reveals that the drink that delights her is a fusion of almond milk, coconut sugar along with minced ginger and toasted sesame oil. She admits that the drink gives off the scent of salad dressing. However, she vouches for the drink as she calls it “the most perfect and warming treat for a rainy afternoon.”
Kristin Cavallari Eats Bunless Burgers
The young fashion designer and television personality Kristin Cavallari is also an author of three cookbooks. Her 2016 book Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making it all Work discloses her daily preferences when it comes to food. She reveals that her dinner with family in weeknights includes burgers without a bun. This is because they apparently enjoy having low-carb food, but without a bun, can we really call it a real burger?
John Legend Eats Roast Chicken Before Every Show
This singer follows a strict food ritual before getting on the stage for his shows. As he puts it, he digs into his roasted chicken and steamed vegetables (which includes Broccoli) before Every…Single… Show. Also, he maintains a strict time for this and that is exactly 30 minutes before his performance starts. He has been following this meal plan religiously, and the man really loves broccoli. Finally, there’s some love for vegetables in the celebrity world!
Kylie Jenner Mostly Ate Cereal Without Milk
Kylie Jenner has a particular taste in most things but her recent revelation about how she has cereal will leave a lot of people confused. According to her statement, she tried milk-dipped cereal for the very first time in 2018! Before that, whenever she ate cereals, she only ate them dry and never felt the need to add milk to it. Funny or strange? That’s for you to decide. We’d think milk is essential.
Gordon Ramsay Has 5 Light Daily Meals
The British Chef loves to do things differently when it comes to his foods. Most folks are habituated to having three meals a day, namely Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, which usually includes heavy meals. On the other hand, Gordon Ramsay likes to have light meals, which he opts for around five times a day. This light volume consumption of foods helps him to stay in shape while also supplying the required energy his body needs all day.
Alison Sweeney Puts Blueberry Jam on Her Burgers
Actress and the narrator of NBC’s reality TV show The Biggest Loser has an obsession with blueberries. Alison’s love for blueberries is very much evident as she keeps putting them in every one of her meals. Here’s an example to clarify: instead of pouring ketchup on top of a turkey burger, she finds that blueberry jam is the best alternative. It doesn’t sound like a combination that would work but she sure loves it!