Aichi – Nagoya Castle. Nagoya Castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1609 and is the residence of the Owari Tokugawa family which is the head of the three Tokugawa families. It is one of Japan’s top 100 castles, and […]
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Kyoto – Kimono Forest in Arashiyama Station.
The Kimono Forest at Arashiyama Station in Kyoto. The Kimono Forest in Keifuku Electric Railway Arashiyama Line Arashiyama Station. Randen Arashiyama Station, with the catchphrase “Hannari Hokkori Square”, reopened in July 2013 after renovation. An interior designer, Yasumichi Morita, installed […]
Kyoto – Kinkakuji/Rokuonji.
Kyoto Kinkakuji / Rokuonji. Kyoto Kinkakuji / Rokuonji. I entered the car as directed to the large “Kinkakuji No. 1 parking lot” where large sightseeing buses also stop. Kiyomizu-dera and Ginkaku-ji did not have their own parking lot, but Kinkaku-ji […]
Kyoto – Ginkakuji / Higashiyama Jisho-ji.
Kyoto – Ginkakuji / Higashiyama Jisho-ji. Ginkaku-ji Temple(officially named Higashiyama Jisho-ji), which has the Jisho-ji Garden, which symbolizes Higashiyama culture in the Muromachi period, was originally built as a mountain villa by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who retired the eighth shogun of […]
Kyoto – Kiyomizu-dera/Mount Otowa.
Kyoto – Kiyomizu-dera/Mount Otowa. Kyoto Mt. Otowa Kiyomizu-dera is the head temple of the Buddhist Kita-Hosso sect. It is said to have been founded in 778 the early Heian period, and is one of the few temples in Kyoto with […]
Himeji Castle light-up event “Kyoka Suigetsu”.
Himeji Castle History “Kyoka Suigetsu” 2022. After crossing the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Awaji Island, We arrived at the parking lot of Himeji Castle at 8:08 pm. Himeji Castle can be seen from even a distance from Otemon Street, which […]
Osaka city – Osaka Castle.
Osaka Castle(Ōsaka-jō) Osaka Castle was originally built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583 and became the residence of the Toyotomi clan. In 1615, after the Toyotomi clan was destroyed in the Summer Siege of Osaka, Hidetada, the second shogun of the […]
Summary of international flights to and from Okinawa.
2022/10 Summary of international flights to and from Okinawa. I have summarized the airlines operating international flights at Naha International Airport in Okinawa (as of 2022/10/18). Due to the pandemic of covid-19, there are still many companies that are not […]
Scone specialty shop “Jardan!” – Ginowan City
Scone specialty shop “Jardan!” – Ginowan City “Jardan!” is a specializing in handmade scones shop, along the street where “SAN-A in Ojana, Ginowan City” is. Jardan! is a delicious Western confectionery shop that mainly offers 8 kinds of moist scones, […]
Kyoto ramen Specialty restaurant “Waraku” – Miyagi, Urasoe City.
Kyoto ramen Specialty restaurant “Waraku”. Menya Waraku is a Chinese noodle restaurant located on Miyagi Odori in Urasoe City. This restaurant serves “Kyoto Ramen”, which is rare in Okinawa, and is located in a corner of a residential area in […]