夏越の祓

毎年6月下旬、神社に「茅の輪」が置かれます。
人ひとり、くぐることができる大きさで、植物でできた輪っかです。
その植物とはチガヤ。イネ科の丈夫な草です。

参拝者は、茅の輪を左に一回、右に一回、もう一度左に一回くぐって神前に進みます。
これにより今年半年の穢れが祓い清められます。
6月30日は夏越しの大祓という儀式があり、神職たちが祈りを捧げます。
皆、健康であるようにと祈られます。

 

深大寺

深大寺は東京の郊外である調布にあります。
神代植物公園が近くにあるので、ここに行くときは時間をゆったりめにとったほうがいいでしょう。
散歩にとてもいいところです。
この寺は、733年に創建されたと言われています。

ここの名物料理は蕎麦です。
寺周辺には、たくさんの蕎麦屋があります。
ここでの蕎麦は格別ですよ。

 

根津神社のつつじ

根津神社の創建はとても古く、たしかなことはわかっていませんが、1900年ほど前ではないかと言われています。

四月はつつじの季節で、根津神社が最も美しく多くの来訪者があるのですが、今年は勝手が違いました。
つつじがきれいなのは変わりませんが、とても静かでした。

 

漢字を楽しく勉強していただくために、漢字ビデオをユーチューブにアップしました。

2021年 河津桜 

2021年の桜は、早めに開花しました。
早咲きの桜として有名な河津桜も、いつもよりも早めに咲きました。

河津は、静岡県伊豆半島にある静かな町です。河津桜は、ここで生まれた桜です。
普段はのどかな風景が楽しめるのですが、桜の季節には、桜まつりが開催され、全国から花見客がやってきます。
毎年多くの人々でにぎわいます。

ところが、今年は河津の桜まつりは中止となりました。

桜はとても美しいですが、その美しさを堪能する人々がおらず、とても静かでした。

また、河津以外でも、河津桜が楽しめる場所があります。
それは、南伊豆です。
南伊豆では、規模は小さいながらも桜まつりを開催しました。

お客様からのメッセージ

お客様からうれしいメッセージをいただきました。
ありがとうございます!

当初は別の旅行先のご予約でしたが、コロナウィルスの状況により安全な旅行先に変更しました。
静岡県の下田は安全。また、ユネスコ・ゲオパークに指定されている地域です。
きれいな海、可愛い水仙の花々を楽しんだそうです。

素敵なお写真はお客様撮影です。

・・・・・
Schliesslich war alles gut. Mir hat es sehr gefallen in Shimoda.
Gestern war ich am Shirahama Strand und heute am Narzissen Festival.
Ich danke Ihnen für all Ihre Bemühungen.
・・・・・

お客様からのメッセージ

お客様からうれしいメッセージをいただきました。
ありがとうございます!

女性おふたりのご旅行で福井へ。
秋は蟹のシーズン。グルメも観光も満喫したそうです。
素敵なお写真はお客様撮影です。

・・・・・・

Sehr geehrte Frau Sugie,

ich wollte mich kurz melden.
Wir sind wieder zurück in Tokio!
Die Reise nach Fukui und Kanazawa war sehr schön, alles hat gut geklappt!
Die Stadt Fukui hat mich an Deutschland erinnert und das 21 Museum in Kanazawa ist grossartig!

Vielen Dank für Ihre Bemühungen!

お客様からのメッセージ

お客様からうれしいメッセージをいただきました。

東京在住のドイツ人ファミリーさま。ありがとうございます!

四国をレンタカーで旅行され、お写真はそのときのもの。とても素敵です。

・・・・・・
Vielen herzlichen Dank für die Organisation unserer Reise. Hinter uns liegen sehr schöne Tage!
Besonders Ihre Hinweise auf das Deutsche Haus in Naruto und auch der tolle Ryokan an der Kazurabashi waren wertvoll.
Die Hotels haben uns gefallen und auch das Mietauto war gut.
・・・・・・

 

Takaosan,the Mountain with the Tengu

Takaosan is a 599 meter high mountain.
And it is located in Hachioji, Tokyo.
It is a mountain that is easy to visit from the city centre.
Many travellers like to hike in this mountain.

In this mountain there is an old temple.
It is called Yakuo-in and was created in the 8th century.
The symbol of this old temple is a Tengu.
It is a kind of Japanese youkai or genie.
The Japanese consider the mountains to be mystical.
That is why we think there is a Tengu here.

A blog in simple Japanese

I write my blog in easy Japanese.

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Of course, I write about traveling in Japan.
If you have a request for my article, please let me know.

I’m going to start my Japanese lessons!

I will be giving Japanese lessons for our Japanese fans via Skype.

I studied Japanese literature in the doctoral class and my specialty is ancient Japanese literature.
My university is also known for researching Japanese language teaching.
That’s why I studied Japanese linguistics.
My professor is the author of the most famous dictionary in Japan ‘DAI-JIRIN’.
I taught Japanese to a Czech woman using the teaching method ‘Survival Japanese.

Now I’m a travel professional, and I want to teach Japanese to travelers.
Unfortunately, the Japanese do not speak English so well. It is the same as in Italy.
Japanese for travel will help foreign travelers find their way around Japan.
If you want to enjoy a hot spring at a Ryokan or try a delicious traditional meal at the local restaurant, all you need is a little Japanese.

I use the teaching methods according to ‘Survival Japanese’.
This means that speaking is more important than grammar.
If you want to talk to the Japanese immediately, then learn it with me.

If you would like some advice on your trip to Japan, I will be happy to answer your questions.
I am a travel professional and know all of Japan.

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Tokiwa-so:The homes of legendary cartoonists

Tokowa-so is an apartment with legendary manga artists.
It was dismantled in 1982 due to ageing.
But the locals wished to rebuild the building.
After a long time, that dream finally came true this year.
It is a manga museum that faithfully reproduces Tokiwa-so.
Surprisingly, the cost is financed by donations.

All the manga artists in Japan respect Tokiwa-so.
That’s because this apartment is the source of Japanese comics.

Toshima City Tokiwaso Manga Museum
https://tokiwasomm.jp/en/

Amaharashi-coast

There is a very beautiful scenery in Toyama Prefecture.
Toyama is famous for its Tateyama mountain range.
In addition, this prefecture faces the sea.
From Amaharashi coast, you can see the sea and mountain range at once.
It’s like a magic trick.

You can go there by local line.
But car rental is the best.
Because there is a nice “MICHI-NO-EKI(road station)” there.
It is a facility for drivers.
It’s great to have a cup of coffee here while looking at this beautiful view.

Takaoka:Key points of transportation

Takaoka is a city located in Toyama Prefecture.
It’s not very famous for tourists, but the city is very good for travel.

From here you can go to Gokayama and Shirakawa-go.
There is also a good place to access Kanazawa.
It is also easy to get to Amaharashi-coast.

Of course, there are a few things to see in Takaoka as well.
Takaoka Castle Ruins is now a beautiful park.
There is also a temple that is a national treasure in Japan.
And, after all, it is the Great Buddha that is unique.
This Great Buddha is said to be the most beautiful man in Japan.

Gokayama : UNESCO World Heritage

Gokayama is  small villages in the mountains of Toyama Prefecture.

It is said that in the 12th century, soldiers who lost the war lived here.
Here are some small houses and they are very old.
The roofs are thatched.

Now there are several inns and restaurants here.
They’re too rustic.
There is a real Japan here.

Kanazawa,another Kyoto

It is not too famous as Kyoto, but it is a wonderful city.
Do you know Kanazawa?

This old town was built by the Maeda family around the 16th century.
Fortunately, the city was not burned during the war.

The cherry blossoms of the famous garden “Kenrokuen” are enjoyed by local people.
Of course, this is also nice in other seasons.

This is a secret, but I like Kanazawa better than Kyoto.

Okomomiyaki of Hiroshima

Okonomiyaki is like japanese pizza.
All Japanese love it.

There are two kinds of okonomiyaki.
They are Osaka style and Hiroshima style.
Of course, the people of Osaka and Hiroshima are proud of their local okonomiyaki.

The Hiroshima style is a little more elaborate.
First, bake the dough like crepe, and put a lot of vegetables and meat there.
In addition, bake the noodles and eggs and stick them together.
In some okonomiyaki restaurants,the cook cooks in front of the guests.
If you can drink alcohol, beer goes well with it.

Ferien-Messe Vienna

My small travel agency participated for the first time at the Travel Fair.
It was held in Vienna.

I worked in Vienna.
That’s why so many people helped me.
I was also able to talk to a lot of Japan fans.
The experience at The Travel Messe was great for me.

Die Ferien-Messe Wien

Öffnungszeiten
Donnerstag, 16. Jänner 2020: 10 – 18 Uhr
Freitag, 17. Jänner 2020: 10 – 18 Uhr
Samstag, 18. Jänner 2020: 10 – 18 Uhr
Sonntag, 19. Jänner 2020: 10 – 18 Uhr

Anreise
Reed Messe Wien GmbH
Messeplatz 1, Postfach 277
A-1021 Wien

https://www.ferien-messe.at/

The Sacred Chicken of Ise  Shrine

Ise Shrine is the most prestigious shrine in Japan.
Many Japanese hope to visit here.

There are holy chickens in this shrine.
They are so capricious that it is rare for people to see them.

They have an old story.
In the mythical age, the sun god hid in the cave, and Japan became dark.
The goddess of dance danced in front of the cave, and the holy chicken squealed for the morning.
The sun god has reappeared.

There are not many foreign tourists in Ise yet.

Illuminations in Tokyo

Every year, from the end of November, Tokyo is beautifully decorated with electric decorations.
In many downtown areas, you can see them.
Especially, Marunouchi is very beautiful.
It is located in the immediate vicinity of Tokyo Station and is easy to access.
If you are in Tokyo by February 16, 2020, please visit there.
It starts at 17:00 in December and 17:30 in January and February.

↓This is Ikebukuro.

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