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Pattaya and what there is to see and do.

The Sanctuary of Truth is perhaps the most iconic structure in Pattaya. Intricately carved entirely from teak wood, the awe-inspiring 105-metre-tall h...

Peter M.

Miidera, "Temple of the Phoenix"

(There's an observation deck from where we can see the city of Otsu and Lake Biwa.) My prefecture (state), Shiga is located just next to Kyoto and ...

Tomoe S.

2022 Osaka Castle Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

Cherry blossoms have begun to bloom 4 days earlier than average year. On April 2 they are in full bloom. You see the statue of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, wh...

Hideo Y.

Around the City with Dave

Fair weather is breaking out in New York and the sun is high.  Flowers are blooming, sakura is blossoming, and visitors are returning. I'm at Battery...

Dave G.

Kyoto Garden Tour

I guided foreign tourists for the first time in 2 years.  They requested me to visit Saihoji Temple and Nijo Castle. 【SAIHOJI TEMPLE】 Another popul...

Hideo Y.

The Future Takes Root in the Past at the PLAZA HOTEL in LAS VEGAS!

Are you ready for vacation?  I decided to prepare for the arrival of international tourists by rehearsing my Fremont Street tour.  Things change every...

Dwayne W.

Enjoy a "Finding Hidden Mickeys"-like game at Akasaka Palace, State Guest House of Japan

Do you like "Finding Hidden Mickeys" at Disneyland?  If so, I'm pretty sure you can enjoy visiting Akasaka Palace, State Guest House! It's Japan's on...

Chizuru A.

Tour the REAL Las Vegas! Fremont Street walking tour

Fremont Street: where Las Vegas began!  Some people refer to it as the 'real' Las Vegas.   Plaza Hotel and Casino stands where the auction began whi...

Dwayne W.

Sado Outdoor Base Officially opened!

How have you been for these 2 years?  I guess many of you have been bored to stay home or in limited areas for so long! Are you still interested in v...

Fujiko M.

Las Vegas: The International City Welcomes You!

Las Vegas welcomes the international traveller. It has been too long!  Travel records are expected to be broken. I am ready to help you have an awesom...

Dwayne W.

My favorite Sakura is in full bloom at East Gardens

 My favorite sakura: Tsubaki-kanzakura is in full bloom now.(2022/3/13).  I: Tsubaki-kanzakura is in full bloom now.(2022/3/13). It is at East Garde...

Yoko T.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

duringinThis Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a shorter trip catering to time-pressed travelers. You may opt for the longer Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 14 D...

Sujan L.

Everest Base Camp Leisurely Trek - 16 Days

The Everest Base Camp Leisurely Trek (5340m/17521ft) will be a memory that you will cherish for a lifetime. There can be no trek as rewarding as one t...

Sujan L.

Gioji, a tranquil small world in Sagano

In Sagano area in Kyoto, there is a small hermitage, called Gioji Temple. A small hermitage is surrounded by trees and moss.  About 800 years ago, ...

Tomoe S.

Music at the Medician court

    The Medici family were supporters of the visual arts in fifteenth and sixteenth century Florence, as universally recognized but they  were also ...

Mila L.

Adimari Chest

The Adimari Chest  (1450) was the front panel of a wedding chest. In Italy, until the mid of last century, these trunks were used to store all  the br...

Mila L.

10 Best Nepal Trekking

10 Best Nepal Trekking When one talks about trekking, the first place they think about in Nepal. Nepal has a diverse landscape which makes it perfect...

Gautam D.

Everest Trek

Everest Trek Mount Everest, the world’s summit, lies in Nepal. Thousands of people come to the country just to get a view of the tallest peak. And, t...

Gautam D.

Re: White Morning (No.2)

As the weather forecast had predicted, we had relatively much snow at our district this morning. I was unfortunate to go out for checking egg-laying s...

Yoshi K.

Snowy Kyoto, the wonderful gift from nature

(Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion) Hello, guests who are dreaming to travel to Japan!!  I'm very very sorry that you haven't been able to come to ...

Tomoe S.

Hiroshima

J'ai habité à Hiroshima pendant 2 ans. Dans la préfecture de Hisoshima, il y a deux patrimoine mondiaux.Il y a d'abord le parc du mémorial de la paix...

Hisako T.

Kamakura流鏑馬yabusame

would you like to go to 鎌倉Kamakura。 you can enjoy 流鏑馬YABUSAME, the traditional art of shooting arrows from houseback. It is a contest performed as a...

Hisako T.

Re: The Latest iphone13 (128GB) for an Aged Bad Man Like Me (大悪オヤジの最新スマホ)

I'm definitely not familiar with a modern must-have gadget, i.e., a smartphone, but I've beginning to think that I had better change it to a new one. ...

Yoshi K.

Re: A New Year's Card (年賀状)

I got more than 100 new year's cards from my friends and acquaintances in the beginning days of this year. I read them one by one very carefully, thin...

Yoshi K.

Re: Kyoto Tour in Winter (冬の京都の旅) ----Daitoku-ji Temple ---- (大徳寺)

On the way back from a small business at a suburban city of Kyoto, I dropped by the temple which I often visited when I used to live near there. How m...

Yoshi K.

"Kinosaki Onsen", Kinosaki Hot Spring Resorts

  As I wrote in my other blogs, "Onsen, hot spring resorts" and "Shirahama, which is famous for Onsen", there are many hot spring resorts which attra...

Tomoe S.

Re: My Annual Event in this Year-ending Season was Just Over

We have a traditionally good custom in Japan in new year days, i.e., a New Year's Greeting Card (年賀状), just like a Christmas Card in the Christian cou...

Yoshi K.

KUMANO KODO, Pilgrimage to Japan's Spiritual Origins

KUMANO KODO has been popular among inbound tourists to Japan, since it was designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2004, under the name "...

Yoshi K.

Re: I bought a new Smart Watch!

Since my FITBIT gadget (Alta HR) seems to have become a bit old-fashioned and the wrist band got broken, I decided to buy a new one, a bit sophisticat...

Yoshi K.

Kawasaki - Off the Beaten Path

Factories are generally considered too basic by some. But, have you ever seen the Kawasaki Bay factory area? It has recently become popular with Insta...

Toshi H.

Re: Practical Exercise of "Training Course for Guide Interpreters Limited to Nagahama" (長浜市地域通訳案内士養成

We went to Chikubu-shima island, Hikiyama Festival Museum and Keiun-kan (a Guest Palace for VIPs) for out practical training. The visit to the second ...

Yoshi K.

Re: An Electric Toothbrush (電動歯ブラシ)

I believe that healthy teeth control our body health. Since I'm a very awkward boy by nature, I started an electric toothbrush from more than 25 years...

Yoshi K.