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Awajishima Island, have a delicious and pleasant holiday!
How about spending your holiday in Awajishima Island if you are repeat visitors? Awajishima Island is the biggest island (as large as Guam Island ...
Tokyo National Museum
Japanese national treasure "Frolicking animals" is opening at the Heiseikan of Tokyo National Museum, It depicts the activities of anthropomorphized...
I am visiting Waseda University, one of the top private universities in Japan. The founder of Waseda was Okuma Shigenobu. His statue is located in...
Tofukuji Temple, such an attractive place to visit in Kyoto
Tofukuji Temple, located in southeasten part of Kyoto city, is the head temple of Rinzai sect Tofukuji School of Zen Buddhism which was founded i...
NARA YAKUSHI-JI TEMPLE with video
Please take the video at the bottom. YAKUSHI-JI EAST TOWER was built in 730. It is one of the three oldest pagodas in Japan. It keeps good bala...
Ninnaji Temple, elegant and prestigious world!
Ninnaji Temple, which is registered as World Cultural Heritage site, located in the northwest part of Kyoto City was the first Monzeki Jiin Temple (...
Tenryuji Temple, the spirit of Zen Buddhism
Tenryuji Temple, located in Saga Arashiyama District, Kyoto City is the head temple of Tenryuji branch Rinzai sect and is a top-ranked temple among ...
KYOTO CHERRY BLOSSOMS with video
This year (2021) cherry blossoms have begun to bloom about 9 days earlier than usual. I visited popular scenic spots for viewing cherry blossoms.Pleas...
The Best Season to See Tulip fields in Netherlands
Dreaming of seeing the never-ending fields of tulips in the Netherlands, but not sure when is the best time to see them? Then this article is for you!...
Hikonejyo Castle in Shiga
About 400 years ago, Japan was in the war period. Many castles were built for the warlords. Just after Tokugawa Shogunate was established, constructi...
Takayama Shirakawa-go Tour with video
On Mar 27 I took guests to Takayama Jinya, and Shirakawa-go Village designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1995. A magnificent view of farm ...
How to Watch Broadway Shows in NYC
One of the first things that come up to mind when thinking about New York is the famous Times Square with flashing neon lights and exciting Broadway s...
Daigoji Temple in Kyoto
Daigoji Temple, located in the southern part of Kyoto, is a temple of Shingon sect of Buddhism and designated as a World Heritage site. It was estab...
Do I Need a Private Tour Guide in France?
As we all know France is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Europe and planning a trip while immersing yourself in the authentic charmin...
Let's enjoy Nagoya in central Japan!!
Do you know what these gold monuments are? They are symbols of Nagoya! KINSHACHI, or golden fish-shaped monuments. Usually they are situated on top ...
Ohara, covered with green and quiet
In the northern part of Kyoto city, there is an area called 'Ohara'. It takes about 40~50 minutes from 'Sanjyo-keihan station' or 70 minutes from 'K...
Dinosaur Museum (Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum) and trip in Fukui Prefecture
Fukui Prefecture is located in north of Kyoto, Shiga and Gifu Prefecture and faced to Sea of Japan. If you have children, visiting Dinosaur Museum...
Kawazu Zakura in full bloom!
(Kawazu Zakura: This picture was taken on March 6,2021) Maybe, most of you imagine 'Someiyoshino' as cherry blossoms. 'Someiyoshino', which is the ...
Shirahama, which is famous for Onsen
If you have visited Japan before, if you are interested in Onsen (please refer to my another blog, 'Onsen, Hot Spring Resorts'), how about visiting Sh...
Onsen, hot spring resorts
Japanese people have loved to take a bath, not just taking a shower. Soaking in a bath tub filled with hot water is Japanese custom and we like to ...
Jyonangu Shrine, marvelous pink forest of plum blossom!
Plum blossoms get in full broom in Kyoto in late February. Jyonangu Shrine is well known as the plum blossoms viewing spot as well as Kitanotenmangu S...
OSAKA CASTLE PLUMB and Stone Walls (with video)
Plumb Flowers in Full Bloom Now in Japan four warm days after three cold days repeat again. About 100 kinds of 1,270 plumb trees are planted in Osa...
Bamboo Forest and Walking around in Arashiyama, the subtle and profound world
You may have seen this scenery before. 'Bamboo Forest' is the most popular sightseeing spots in Sagano/Arashiyama area. It's cool even in summer in ...
Kitanotenmangu Shrine, the Deity of Learning
If you wish your or your family members' success in examinations such as entrance examinations or qualification tests, I recommend you visit Kitanoten...
Fushimi Inari Shrine, marvelous vermilion torii gates!
Hello, guests who are dreaming to travel to Japan! I'm really sorry that Japan has not been able to welcome you from abroad yet. Today, I would like...
Two Days Gunma Tour with Kusatsu Hot Spring
I would like to introduce Gunma tour spots with Kusatsu Onsen experience where I visited recently. Gunma Prefecture is located around 100km north-we...
Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion of Dazzling Beauty
If you read books about Japan or Kyoto, you should find the picture of this temple. Kinkakuji Temple is located in the north west of Kyoto city, an...
Ise Grand Shrine as the Top of All Shrines in Japan (Inner Shrine)
I would like to introduce Ise Grand Shrine as the Top of All Shrines in Japan where I visited recently. Ise Grand Shrine is located in Ise city of M...
Ise Grand Shrine as the Top of All Shrines in Japan (Outer Shrine)
I would like to introduce Ise Grand Shrine as the top of all shrines in Japan where I visited recently. Ise Grand Shrine is located in Ise city of ...
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021 From KOBE
Minatogawa Shrine On January 3rd I visited Minatogawa Shrine in Kobe. 2021 is the year of the Ox, so in front of the shrine you see the board with...
Rurikoin, the breathtaking world
'Ruri' is a name of color, purple-tinged, bright blue. 'Rurikoin' means 'A temple in light of lapis lazuli', which is one of seven colors meaning 'Gok...
Kifune Jinjya Shrine and Kurama-dera Temple
Kifune Jinjya Shrine which is located in the mountainous area off the city, in the northern part of Kyoto city, is the head shrine of the approximatel...
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