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.
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
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)
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
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
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
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.
Do you know Noh? It is a very old japanese play. Its origin is the 14th century. It is the best of art in Japan and on the list of UNESCO. The features are costumes, music, dance and mask. You can make the time-travel before the stage.
But…It’s tired a bit. There is the Noh Theater in Ginza, Tokyo. Noh’s industry works with caricatures. On August 29, “Glass Mask” (Garasu No Kamen) will be performed in the Noh Theater.
“Glass Mask” is a very famous cartoon for girls.
Hallo, mein Name ist Mariko!
Hello, my name is Mariko.
I have been working in the travel industry for about 20 years.
I started my career when I was a student.
(I am studying old Japanese literature, Tell of GENJI.)
Travel is my dream job!
Many people visit Japan, it is my dream too!