Ushiku Great Buddha is so big!

Aug312019

Ushiku Great Buddha is so big!

Ushiku is a town in Ibaraki Prefecture.
It takes about an hour by train from Tokyo to Ushiku.
It is necessary to take the bus from there to the Great Buddha.

There are many tombs around the Great Buddha.
This is also a place of prayer.
On weekends, many families and travelers visit there.
There is a beautiful garden and the Great Buddha is wonderful.
You can also enter the Great Buddha.
Ushiku Great Buddha is 120 meters high.
There is an elevator in it.
The room with a lot of small Buddha statues is very impressive.

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Dalai Lama and Zenkoji Temple

Jul312019

Dalai Lama and Zenkoji Temple

Zenkoji Temple is an ancient large temple in Nagano.
It was founded in 644.
For a long time, the Japanese wanted to visit this temple.
It is a very famous temple.

The Nagano Olympics were held in 1998.
The opening ceremony started with the sound of the bells of Zenkoji Temple.
However, there was a sad accident just before this.
The Chinese attacked the Tibetans near Zenkoji Temple.

There was the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Zenkoji declined the starting point of the torch relay.
Dalai Lama thanked Zenkoji Temple.

He visited Zenkoji with his disciples.
At that time, they made a mandala of colorful sand.
The beautiful picture can still be seen there.

The Guest house of Zenkoji
http://kaguyareisebuero.com/tours/the-guest-house-of-zenkoji/

Message from our Customers:Tailor-made tours in Tokyo

Jul82019

Message from our Customers:Tailor-made tours in Tokyo

My little travel Agency is a startup.
But I have great customers and excellent business partners.
I am very happy.

I got a great message from our customers.

Thank you so much!

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STAY  AND VISIT TO TOKYO
At the beginning of June we spent a few days in Japan’s capital city. The
program was organized by the Kaguya Reisebuero and it has everything
worked out excellently.
We had an excellent guide and spent very good time in Tokyo.
Overall we were very satisfied and would like to recommend this office!
Marianne Brix and Elfriede Hotko from Vienna (Austria).

 

Concierge for your travel
http://kaguyareisebuero.com/tours/concierge-for-your-travel/

 

On the train, we eat Bento.

Jun302019

On the train, we eat Bento.

These Shinkansen discontinue or reduce in-train sales.
Hayabusa,Hayate,Yamabiko,Komachi,Tsubasa,Toki

Please buy foods and drinks at the train station.
At the train station you can buy the Bento.
Those are lunch boxes.

There are many kinds of them.
There is also a bento box for children.
There are also specialty bento boxes at many stations.

Message from our Customer:Nakagin Capsule tower

May312019

Message from our Customer:Nakagin Capsule tower

Nakagin Capsule tower is currently in crisis situation.
This building was built by a famous architect,Kisho Kurokawa,in 1972.
It is a capsule-type apartment house and is very unique.
Now it is a demolition crisis.

We work to protect this wonderful building.
The tour to visit it is one of the activities.

We got a great message from one of our customers.

Thank you so much! Mr JM.

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I want to thank you and your organisation for an enjoyable and highly informative guided tour of that Nakagin Capsule Building, last Thursday.

 

My interest in that construction goes back  in time, even before it was constructed. The Metabolist approach to the new world order – now becoming a reality – conditioned my Architectural and Theoretical work from the 1960’s. So to enjoy the chance to enter and appreciate it was most important to me.

 

Arata Isozaki has written:  

  One day I noticed two books … sitting side by side on a bookshelf, and realised it is possible that two types of architecture from two different places (spatiality) and times (temporality) can be equidistant from my position, not to mention similar to my methodological preferences.   

 

So that same idea too had conditioned my Metabolist thinking.

 

I have a developing Blog – https://space-cell.com/2018/01/29/zen/

that explores this, if it is of interest to you. As the world has become techno home  to New Nomads the unique and prophetic Capsule Tower should be known and better appreciated

 

With my best wishes to you in the ongoing protection and promotion of  Nakagin Capsule Tower.

Nakagin Capsule Tower(Regular Tour every Thursday)
http://kaguyareisebuero.com/tours/nakagin-capsule-towerregular-tour-every-thursday/

 

Shiba-Zakura(Polster-Phlox) in Chichibu

Apr302019

Shiba-Zakura(Polster-Phlox) in Chichibu

There are still a lot of beautiful place in Japan that foreign tourists don’t know.
Saitama next to Tokyo is one of them.
There are several attractive places in Saitama.

If you like nature, I recommend Chichibu to you.
There are mountains for hiking and rivers for rafting.
And if you like flowers, I would recommend Chichibu to you.

In the end of April, there is a very beautiful flower garden.
The flowers are Shiba-Zakura(Polster-Phlox)
They are like a carpet of colorful flowers.
Japanese flowers are not just cherry blossoms.

 

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Freddie Mercury loved this garden,Rikugien

Mar312019

Freddie Mercury loved this garden,Rikugien

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government manages nine historic parks.
Hamarikyu Park is famous among them.
So there’s a lot of people.

I recommend another garden.
It is Rokugien.

Its history begins in the seventeenth century.
This was the garden of a powerful samurai.
Freddie Mercury of Queen, who is a famous Japan fan, loved this garden.
You can spend a quiet time here.

Samurai at Nitta Shrine

Feb282019

Samurai at Nitta Shrine

I saw a samurai event in Ota Ward, Tokyo.
Nitta Shrine is a shrine for samurai.
People are proud of it.
And they make a parade of samurai.

These samurai are ordinary citizens.
Their costumes are theirs.

Samurai are not only Japanese.
Foreign citizens are also samurai.

Tips of Cherry blossom season

Jan182019

Tips of Cherry blossom season

Japanese people love cherry blossoms!
When I was working in Europe, I missed  cherry blossoms of Japan.

Cherry blossoms can be seen everywhere in the Japan.
There are many kinds of cherry blossoms.
I like early-blooming cherry blossoms.
It is called Kawazu-Zakura.
These flowers bloom from the end of February to the beginning of March in the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture.
If you are interested in it, I can make a nice special tour for you.

Small Gallery and workshop in Yanaka

Dec212018

Small Gallery and workshop in Yanaka

I went to a workshop in Yanaka to create a T-shirt.
I used the silk screen there.

OTAKU create T-shirts here before the comic market.
They love their originals.

There is also a small gallery here.
There is also a work of a famous writer.

Unfortunately, the shop (HOW HOUSE) will be closed until next June.
It is for renovations.