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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 ...

Tomoe S.

Samurai Show in Kagurazaka

Samurai is famous throughout the world. The Samurai is one of the most renowned groups of warriors. But in the 1870s social caste was abolished.  Do...

Naoya U.

Souvenirs gourmands

Rien de meilleur qu’une patisserie japonaise pendant ou après une journée de visite dans ce pays. Dans cet article, je vous présente deux patisseries ...

Mouloud H.

Tokyo National Museum

Japanese national treasure "Frolicking animals" is opening at the Heiseikan of Tokyo National Museum,  It depicts the activities of anthropomorphized...

Naoya U.

Waseda

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...

Naoya U.

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...

Tomoe S.

Sakura along the river

Spring has come to Tokyo earlier than the usual year. I strolled along the Kandagawa (river) near Waseda with my family members.  Omokagebashi (brid...

Naoya U.

Nice views from the mountain in Gifu

Hello, my dearest guests. Today I enjoyed hiking with my husband.   The mountain we climbed is not so high but beautiful Nagara river can be seen fro...

Akiko W.

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...

Hideo Y.

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 (...

Tomoe S.

Let's try "Shojin-ryori" in the World Heritage Site in Kyoto!

Have you ever tried "Shojin-ryori"? "Shojin-ryori" is a vegetarian meal for Zen-buddhist monks because of the  Buddhist prohibition of taking any lif...

Yuriko S.

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 ...

Tomoe S.

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...

Hideo Y.

Las flores del cerezo

Bajo sacrificio del covid-19, este año también llegó la primavera. Las flores del cerezo está en plena florecimiento. Este año la estación adela...

Naomi O.

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...

Tomoe S.

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 ...

Hideo Y.

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...

Tomoe S.

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 ...

Yuriko S.

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...

Tomoe S.

Pêchers en fleur

Après les pruniers en fleur du parc du château d’Osaka et du Japon mi-février, les pêchers le sont début mars... et c'est bientôt le tour des fameux c...

Mouloud H.

Pruniers en fleur

En mi-février, les températures sont certes encore douces mais elles s'élèvent peu à peu. C'est l'arrivée progressive du printemps. Les fleurs bourgeo...

Mouloud H.

Gojo et son chemin de pèlerinage

Aujourd’hui, petit pélerinage japonais au programme : nous nous rendons à l’ouest du département de Nara, à Gojo, plus précisément dans sa partie fore...

Mouloud H.

Le Japon vu du ciel

Le Japon vu de l’espace... ou presque ! Si vous partez de, arrivez à ou transitez par l’aéroport d’Osaka à Itami, regardez du hublot de votre avion v...

Mouloud H.

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...

Tomoe S.

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 ...

Tomoe S.

Honmonji Temple in Ikegami, Tokyo

Today I visited Honmonji temple . Honmonji temple is located at Ikegami in Tokyo. (Southern part of Tokyo, near Haneda airport.)  This temple was es...

Naoya U.

The Beasts of New York Harbor - Whales, Seals, Dolphins, Oysters...even a carousel of delights.

Humpback whales in New York City?! Incredibly, yes.   New York has been working hard for years to help our harbor recover from the damage pollution...

Julia R.

Singin' in the Rain

Hello.  It's been a while. Since State of Emergency has been lifted in Kyoto, I did a photo shooting in my hometown, the ancient capital of Japan. S...

Ai A.

Sanno Sodo Memorial Museum

Sanno Sodo Memorium Museum Tokutomi Soho's house at Sannou in Omori  Sanno Sodo Memorial MuseumSanno Sodo Memorial Museum I visited the Sanno Sodo ...

Naoya U.

Winter Cherry Blossoms

A lot of people have already heard of the fabulous Japanese cherry blossoms in the spring. You might see hordes of people doing hanami (cherry blossom...

Toshi(t-chan) H.

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...

Tomoe S.

Imai-cho, Kashihara

Après avoir visité le proto-Japon et Meiji au sanctuaire shinto Kashihara-jingu, nous pouvons nous rendre au quartier d’Imai-cho, ville traditionnelle...

Mouloud H.