Entries Tagged as 'City'

月曜日, 6月 17th, 2013

SAYSFARM

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SAYSFARM

Located in the woodlands overlooking Toyama Bay and the Tateyama Mountains is the “SAYSFARM” winery. Did you know that the city of Himi, famous for being one of Japan’s best fishing areas, produces wine as well? – I want to grow grapes for Himi wine, in Himi! – It was this thought that started the [...]

水曜日, 6月 12th, 2013

Hoshino Resort Shiroganeya

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Hoshino Resort Shiroganeya

The Shiroganeya ryokan, or Japanese inn, established in 1624, is renowned for its hospitality and traditional architecture. It is the oldest of the most traditional, well-established inns. As the oldest ryokan in Japan that still houses guests, Shiroganeya has been designated as a tangible cultural property. The Shiroganeya reopened its doors in 2005 in [...]

月曜日, 5月 20th, 2013

Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part2

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Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part2

Next, I headed to Kounosu Flower Center, one of Japan’s top class producers of flowers, with many horticultural famers scattered across the Center.

Here at the Flower Center, flowers gathered from not only within the city but also from all over Japan for wholesale. There are spaces for tours, allowing visitors to see what kind of [...]

木曜日, 5月 9th, 2013

Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part1

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Walking Tour ~ Saitama Prefecture: Kounosu, Gyoda, Yoshimi Part1

Taking a stroll in a place where there are stores with tradition. This time, we take you to Kounosu-shi, a city famous for its flowers and doll production, and two others, Gyoda-shi and Yoshimi-shi, which display Japanese history with ancient tombs and remains.
Kounosu-si, found in the center of Eastern Saitama at the North end of [...]

水曜日, 5月 8th, 2013

Rikyu Charcoal Grilled Beef Tongue

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Rikyu Charcoal Grilled Beef Tongue

A food that now represents Sendai, the beef tongue has become one of the unmoving favorites. They were not originally eaten in the Japanese culture, and Sendai was the first to introduce it after the war.
Beef tongue was an unfamiliar ingredient in the Japanese cuisine, but letting the skinned and sliced pieces in with salt [...]

水曜日, 4月 17th, 2013

Biei Shirogane Forest Nature Tour

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Biei Shirogane Forest Nature Tour

To fully enjoy the nature of Biei, a snow shoeing tour with a nature guide is definitely a recommendation. Daisetuzan National Park is located at the center of Hokkaido. I was guided to the Shirogane Forest at the base of the Tokachidake Mountains.
First, let’s take a look at the Blue River near the Shirogane [...]

月曜日, 4月 8th, 2013

Biei Winter Guide

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Biei Winter Guide

The vast lands of Hokkaido in the wintertime get covered with silver snow. Amongst all, Biei has an exceptional view and is used in TV dramas and movies. The unique landscape created by the volcanic eruption of the Tokachidake Mountains turns white with snow. Pine and poplar trees that scatter the land complete the picture [...]

火曜日, 3月 19th, 2013

A period to the 85 years history of Shibuya Toyoko line station

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A period to the 85 years history of Shibuya Toyoko line station

Shibuya – a terminal station that represents Tokyo.
On March 15, 2013, the dome-shaped Shibuya station of the Tokyu Toyoko Line ended its operation for relocation.

The station began running in 1927. Its structure was completed on the year of the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.
or many years, it has witnessed all of Shibuya from the time [...]

火曜日, 3月 12th, 2013

Kawazu Sakura

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Kawazu Sakura

Kawazu Sakura (cherry blossom) is the earliest of its kind to blossom in the main island of Japan, reaching full bloom by the beginning of March every year. Though it was unheard of until a few years ago, it has now become one of the well-known kinds, attracting about 2 million visitors.
The best view is [...]

木曜日, 2月 21st, 2013

Furano Ningle Terrace Night Photo

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Furano Ningle Terrace Night Photo