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.

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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.

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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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Samurai Duel

This is Haneda Airport international terminal.
A real stunt man teaches Samurai action.
Do you know the movie”Rurouni Kenshin”?
A samurai manager appeared in this movie.
After practice, he takes a movie for you.

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

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

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

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.