月曜日, 5月 20th, 2013

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

Reading time: About 4 minutes

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 [...]

金曜日, 2月 1st, 2013

Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro Part 2

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Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro Part 2

The Paleo Express is a steam train which used to run across the north-east of Japan and was reintroduced 25 years ago. This is the closest place from Tokyo in order to experience the steam train and is the only train of its kind running in the 21st century. It was named after the dinosaur [...]

木曜日, 1月 31st, 2013

Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro

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Guide to Chichibu and Nagatoro

How many of you have felt like taking a stroll in a town filled with Japanese traditions? This is a guide to Chichibu in Saitama, abundant in nature and history. Chichibu and Nagatoro are both located in the north-western area of Saitama and there are many mountains and rivers, as well as historic buildings such [...]

水曜日, 7月 18th, 2012

Asakusabashi Walking Guide

Reading time: About 5 minutes

Asakusabashi Walking Guide

Asakusabashi is a town located in Taito, Tokyo, and it is well known for selling traditional Japanese dolls. There are many large shops located around the area which specialize in selling these dolls.

Yoshitoku

Yoshitoku doll shop can be found as soon as you exit Asakusabashi station. This shop is very familiar due to its well known [...]

火曜日, 6月 12th, 2012

Harajuku Walking Guide ver2

Reading time: About 6 minutes

Harajuku Walking Guide ver2

Harajuku is most famous for its street style; Lolita and visual K being two of the most popular, but fashion isn’t all this area has to offer. If you walk from the famous shopping street, Takeshita Street, towards the well known Meji Shrine, you can see a variety of Japanese people and foreigners alike.

Takeshita [...]

月曜日, 3月 26th, 2012

Mount Mitake Walking Guide

Reading time: About 4 minutes

Mount Mitake Walking Guide

Mount Mitake is located near Tokyo, Japan in the Chichibu Tama Kai National Park. Standing at 929 meters high, and is easily accessible from Tokyo via train.
Takimoto station is located at the foot of Mount Mitake, and from this station you can either walk or take a cable car up the mountain to see the [...]

木曜日, 2月 23rd, 2012

Fukui prefecture Tourist guide

Reading time: About 4 minutes

Fukui prefecture Tourist guide

Fukui prefecture has its famous spots all over the place. Therefore, it is convenient to make access with cars. This time we will introduce the tourist spots in the northern areas as the main.
In each areas, Fukui prefecture holds its each and very own fascinations. The Tojinbo/Mikuno area in which you can full enjoy [...]

日曜日, 2月 19th, 2012

Kuramae Walking Guide

Reading time: About 4 minutes

Kuramae Walking Guide

Tokyo old fashioned town, “Kuramae” comes from the fact that during the Edo period there was a rice granary in this land. An old fashioned town in which you can feel the Edo atmosphere that had been left in the old fashion street, we will be introducing Kuramae this time.

First, is the Yamagata Shoten [...]

火曜日, 2月 7th, 2012

Ryogoku Walking Guide

Reading time: About 4 minutes

Ryogoku Walking Guide

Take a walk in Ryogoku a place in which the atmosphere of the old Edo Tokyo still exists.

Speaking of Ryogoku is sumo wrestling.
Because it is the town of sumo, the name “Yokozuna-yokocho” creates the atmosphere! This place is not only famous for sumo but also the land in which a fairly large amount of famous [...]