Kaguya Reisebüro
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

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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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Nippori Textile Street

Nippori is a downtown of Tokyo.
There are a lot of shops that specialize in textiles.
They are also professional shops, but anyone can shop there.
There are more than 90 stores there.
Of course, the number of products is enormous.

If you enjoy window shopping, that’s fine too.
But if you want something, you should investigate in advance.
If necessary, ask to us.

Michinoku Shiokaze Trail

Michinoku Shiokaze Trail,it is a long trail that connects the Pacific coast from Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture to Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture.
Its total length is more than 1000km.

Eight years ago, an earthquake and tsunami struck the area.
However, the area has long been famous for its beautiful coastline.
I got lucky to walk some of it.
Nature is horrible, but wonderful.
The sea I saw took the lives of many people.
I pray for them.
I think this is a beautiful prayer trail.

Michinoku Shiokaze Trail
http://tohoku.env.go.jp/mct/english/

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

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
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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
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We had an excellent guide and spent very good time in Tokyo.
Overall we were very satisfied and would like to recommend this office!
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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

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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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.

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.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrxLiYXnInA/

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.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Btao7dehSxJ/

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.