The Tsukiji market

Jun302018

The Tsukiji market

The Tsukiji market is the largest market in Japan.
There are 2markets in Tsukiji ,Tsukiji Inner Market and Tsukiji Outer Market.
Tsukiji Inner Market is for professional buyers.
On the other hand, you enjoy shopping and can try Japanese food at Tsukiji Outer Market.

The inner market will move to Toyosu on October 11.
There are a lot of tourists, so professionals are in trouble.
Now, tourists can enter here from 11:00 a.m.

But the outside market welcomes tourists.
It is here after October.

An island like that in anime,Sarushima

May292018

An island like that in anime,Sarushima

Sarushima is a desert island.
However, many people visit the weekend.
People enjoy barbecues, hiking and fishing on the island.
It is only 10 minutes by boat from Yokosuka to reach here.

Since the 19th century the island has been used as a fortress.
Now the whole island is a park.
It’s like Japanese anime “Castle in the Sky”.

We love cherry blossoms

Apr52018

We love cherry blossoms

In Japan, this spring is very warm.
Therefore, the cherry blossoms bloomed early.
I saw beautiful cherry blossoms.
Especially, the cherry blossoms in the Rikugien garden are wonderful!

We often see cherry blossoms at night.
Those are fantastic.

Flying Penguins

Feb82018

Flying Penguins

There are Flying Penguins at Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro,Tokyo.
This aquarium is on the roof of the 11th floor building.
Here you can see the penguins as well as many fish and sea animals.

Kodai-ji Zen Temple,Kyoto

Dec132017

Kodai-ji Zen Temple,Kyoto

Nene (Kita-no-Mandokoro) has built Kodai-ji Zen Temple.
She was the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and he has the highest power in the 16-17 century in Japan.
There is a beautiful garden. Especially at the end of November is beautiful.

Kyoto is very crowded in autumn.
However, this temple is not yet known to foreign tourists.
There is also a tea room where you can drink matcha.
You can see the video here.

Tamura Shuzojo (sake brewery)

Nov282017

Tamura Shuzojo (sake brewery)

Tamura Shuzojo (sake brewery) is located in Fussa, West Tokyo.
It was founded in 1822.

There is a big ball at the entrance to the sake brewery.
This is made of cedar leaves.
It is renewed once a year.
It is November at the new sake season.

The god of sake is enshrined in Omiwa Shrine of Nara .
The shrine has many cedars.
This big ball is an amulet.

Very new! HOME HOSTEL OSAKA

Nov202017

Very new! HOME HOSTEL OSAKA

A new hostel is in Osaka.
There are not only regular dormitory but also Japanese-style.
It is very clean.
I recommend this accommodation to young travelers.
But even if you are not a young traveler, there is no problem.
I can make that reservation for you.

 

 

UNESCO geopark,Sanin Kaigan Geopark

Nov152017

UNESCO geopark,Sanin Kaigan Geopark

The coastline from Hyogo to Tottori prefecture is very beautiful.
This place is called as Sanin Kaigan .
Sanin Kaigan was declared a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2010.

Especially, Iwami of Tottori is wonderful.
The sea water here has high transparency.
I think that it is more beautiful than Okinawa.
(Of course, I like Okinawa.)
It is a spot unknown to Japanese tourists also.
You can also enjoy snorkeling, diving and kayaking.

Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport

Nov142017

Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport

Tottori is famous for sand dunes.
It’s very quiet and rich in nature.
Here is a nice airport facing the sea.
That name is called Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport.
Because the hometown of Conan ‘s author is Tottori.
Conan is the hero of a famous Japanese manga.
At the International Terminal, there is a big picture of Conan.
Unfortunately, now the plane is not flying from here.
However, you can see a picture of Conan for free.