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

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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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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
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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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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.http://kaguyareisebuero.com/plans/55

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.

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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.

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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

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.

Shimoda-A port town in the opening of Japan

I sometimes go to Shimoda.
Shimoda is about three hours and thirty minutes by train from Tokyo.

There is an old history.
In 1854, Matthew Calbraith Perry came to Shimoda.
He was an American admiral.
Until that time, Japan had been closed.

Currently, there are nine beaches in Shimoda.
I love this historic town.

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Nakagin Capsule Tower is located in Ginza, Tokyo.
Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa built it in 1972.
It is a residential and office building.
It has a unique shape and has a lot of square capsules.

However, it is a crisis of the demolition now.
Architecture enthusiasts around the world don’t want that.

If you would like to see the inside of the capsule, please contact us.

Nakagin Capsule Tower(Private tour)
Nakagin Capsule Tower(Regular Tour every Thursday)

Red flowers in Kinchakuda

Kinchakuda Park is in Koma, Saitama.
716 The old Koreans moved to Koma. Koma is the name of the old Korean country.

You can arrive in Kinchakuda in one hour from Tokyo.
There is a beautiful river and a beautiful flower garden.
Especially, it is beautiful in September.
Because a lot of Higanbana(Manjushage,Lycoris radiata) bloom.

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Kakigori

Kakigori is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and a sweetener.
Especially it is hot this summer.
That’s why many Japanese people enjoyed kakigori.

The history of Kakigori is old, and people ate that 1000 years ago in Japan.

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine

Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine is popular among women.
Because there are gods of lovers here.

A lot of wind chimes are decorated every summer.
They are very beautiful and many people visit this shrine.
Kawagoe is about an hour away by train from Tokyo.

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