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Re: Small Hamlets that Have Disappeared from a Map (地図から消えた集落)

There used to be Seven small hamlets in the northern area of our district. They had made their living with small fields and charcoal making from abund...

Yoshi K.

"I'm yellow and white, and a bit blue" authored by Brady MIKAKO [ぼくはイエローでホワイトで、ちょっとブルー] ブレイディみかこ

The author was born in Fukuoka, and has lived in Brighton city of UK for more than 20 years. She got merried with an Irish man and has a boy who now b...

Yoshi K.

Re: Stocking Experience of Lake Fish by Local Elementary School Pupils (小学生達の湖魚放流体験)

It's a perfectly fine autumnal weather today. As one of the facilitator of the Lake's fishermen's association (actually an errand boy, though), I atte...

Yoshi K.

Re: Butterflies that Cross the Ocean, "Chestnut Tiger Butterflies" (海を渡る蝶;アサギマダラ)

When I was making a walking exercise today, an acquaintance kindly told me that there were a lot of rare butterflies flying around some flower. They s...

Yoshi K.

Re: The Old Strategic Spot on Hokkoku Street; Yanagase (北国街道沿いの要衝;柳ケ瀬)

Good autumnal weather has continued in Kansai district of Japan. As I am an outdoor type boy, I cannot help but go outside on such a beautiful day. As...

Yoshi K.

Re: Application to a Guide Interpreter Limited to My Hometown, Nagahama (長浜市地域限定通訳案内士への応募)

I happened to find the application form today at a branch office of the City Hall.I really think that my hometown has a lot of historical heritages an...

Yoshi K.

Re: The Farthest Cape of ERIMO (最果の岬 襟裳)

I came to the cape at last, which was one of the main purposes of this trip. The view from the tip never betrayed my expectation. But, as they say, no...

Yoshi K.

Re: Obihiro (帯広), in a Wide Plain (大平原の街 帯広) and Kushiro (釧路), the Largest Fishing & Trading Port in

Though I met a BIG trouble at Chitose (千歳) this morning, I finally managed to get at the destination by this evening. I don’t know it why, but I alway...

Yoshi K.

Re: Revisit to My Old School (懐かしの母校へ戻ってきた!)

Home coming day of my old school was initially scheduled today, but was changed to On-line session due to Covid-19. Since I had already reserved the a...

Yoshi K.

Re: The Wide Northland of Japan (北の大地)

I just arrived in the capital city of Sapporo (札幌). I’m going to walk around the adopted home city tomorrow and the next day, and then visit Tokachi (...

Yoshi K.

Tokyo : The Best City in the World 2021

Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto are the top 3 of The Best Cities in the World 2021 by Conde Nast Traveler, a travel magazine in the U.S. I’m so proud of it.  ...

Hideaki M.

Toji Temple, such a solemn and magnificent world created by 'Kukai'

(borrowed from the post cards I bought at the official shop of Toji Temple) In the 9th century, a Buddhist monk named Kukai took a boat all the way...

Tomoe S.

Kyoto Railway Museum-a wonderful half day with your kids!

  (Of course, not only kids but also adults who love trains, can have a super exciting experience at the museum!) In this museum, you can see as m...

Tomoe S.

The real Carbonara recipe ローマ風の本格のカルボナラの作り方

If you want to learn from a real Roman how to make a specialty of the Roman cusine! Have you ever used cream to make a carbonara? Please, don't do th...

Paolo A.

The Boboli Gardens

The Boboli Gardens: Gardens of Delight in the Heart of the City Across the Arno in Florence, in the area of Oltrarno, lie the Boboli Gardens. Stretch...

Loredana A.

Yokohama Minato-Mirai

 Minatomirai is the name of the district facing the Yokohama Port in Yokohama city. Large-scale commercial buildings such as Landmark Tower, theme pa...

Naoya U.

Shinagawa-kumin Park

  Shinagawa-Kumin Park is a public park and was built in 1987. It is located by the Katsushima Canal and is established under the theme of "Flowers,...

Naoya U.

Kiyosumi Gardens

Kiyosumi Gardens is located in Koto-ward, Tokyo. This garden is said to be a mansion of the legendary wealthy merchant Kinokuniya Bunzaemon in the Edo...

Naoya U.

Ryoanji Temple, ultimate Zen spirit

Ryoanji Temple, a Zen Buddhist temple of Rinzai sect, was built by a powerful feudal lord in the 15th century.  It is designated as a World Cultural H...

Tomoe S.

Holy and beautiful island in Lake Biwa

Have you been to a small island, named "Chikubu-jima" in Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan? If you visit, I'm sure you will like it.  OK! I will s...

Yuriko S.

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.