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World Heritage HIMEJI CASTLE in Hyogo, Japan 兵庫 世界遺産 姫路城

These photos were taken in April 2008 of cherry blossoms season (Left) , June 2015 (Right). This castle tower was under renovation between October 2009 and March 2015.
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Shopping and Foodie Guide in Asakusa Tokyo 東京 浅草 ショッピング グルメ

Asakusa 浅草 in downtown Tokyo is an cultural area for shopping, eating and drinking.
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Spring Photos of Meiji Jingu Shrine 明治神宮 and Yoyogi Park 代々木公園 in Tokyo Japan (Cherry Blossoms 桜・花見)

Tourists who come from foreign countries might imagine Tokyo as a metropolitan city containing many buildings and a crowd of people without nature. However, Tokyo still has a rich natural environment on offer in the downtown.
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Shopping and Foodie Guide in Shibuya 渋谷 Tokyo

Shibuya 渋谷 in downtown Tokyo is good place for shopping, eating and drinking.
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SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO and PEANUTS CAFE (in Minami-machida Grandberry Park) スヌーピーミュージアム・ピーナッツカフェ・南町田グランベリーパーク

In December of 2019, the museum moved from Roppongi 六本木 to Machida 町田 Tokyo. It is now in a large shopping mall which has restaurants and designer stores along with a movie theater, arcade, and food court.
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Cafe&Bar MERMAID in Akihabara Tokyo - Enjoy Chatting with Very Attractive Maids and All You Can Drink! 飲み放題カフェ&バー・マーメイド 東京 秋葉原

This is a maid bar, where the female bartenders wear maid costume.I have been to several maid cafes or maid bars in Tokyo.To be honest, this place is the best maid cafe and bar in my life because all maids wear amazingly cute, lovely and attractive costum...
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Hiking in Ryuokyo Ravine 龍王峡, Nikko 日光 Tochigi 栃木 - Kawaji Hot Spring 川治温泉・Kinugawa River 鬼怒川 (2/2 Northern Part)

Highlights of this part are a dam and hot springs. Taikan (Grand View) 大観 Columnar Joint 柱状節理 Shiroiwa 白岩 Kawaji 2nd Power Plant 川治第二発電所 Hamako Bridge 浜子橋 ...
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Hiking in Ryuokyo Ravine 龍王峡, Nikko 日光 Tochigi 栃木 - Kawaji Hot Spring 川治温泉・Kinugawa River 鬼怒川 (1/2 Southern Part)

Ryuokyo Ravine is known as a scenic spot and a popular hiking place for a day. It is located in Nikko 日光 City Tochigi 栃木 Prefecture, Japan.You can enjoy the scenic views of Kinugawa river 鬼怒川, ravine, waterfalls forest, hot springs and Japanese food.
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A Hot Spring "Hikawago Asahanoyu at Mikawaya Ryokan" in Okutama Tokyo 東京 奥多摩 氷川郷麻葉の湯 三河屋旅館(Onsen 温泉)

I present you a Tokyo ryokan hot spring. A ryokan 旅館 is a type of Japanese style inn. Mikawaya Ryokan 三河屋旅館 has a good hot spring. The use of the hot spring in this ryokan is not limited to ryokan guests.
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Low Priced and Popular Hot Spring / SPA RYUSENJINOYU near Tokyo 竜泉寺の湯 草加谷塚店

I have been to this hot spring a few times. It is still unknown to international tourists. I recommend you go there on weekdays. On weekends and during holiday season, probably it is crowded in the bathing rooms and restaurant.
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Watching Fireflies in Tokyo ホタル 蛍

Have you seen fireflies?An event for watching fireflies is being held in an observation room at Adachi Park of Living Things 足立生物園 in the daytime.
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Japan Alps Kamikochi 上高地 in Nagano 長野 is wonderful hiking and camping place in Japan.

I introduces international tourists to Japan Alps Kamikochi 上高地 in Nagano 長野 Prefecture.Kamikochi 上高地 is one of the most beautiful scenic hiking places in Japan. It is a part of the Chubu Sangaku National Park 中部山岳国立公園. Kamikochi is located about 1500 met...
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Field Trip to Kirin Beer Brewery in Yokohama City Kanagawa Prefecture (next to Tokyo) キリンビール横浜工場見学

However, I have ever been to a variety of food and drink factories in Japan and some countries, Kirin Beer Brewery in Yokohama is one of the most gorgeous and golden factories!
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Day-3 Kurobe Dam 黒部ダム: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Raichozawa Hyutte 雷鳥沢ヒュッテ (Lodge) → Murodo 室堂 → Daikanbo 大観峰 → Kurobedaira 黒部平 → Kurobeko (Lake Kurobe) 黒部湖 → Kurobe Dam 黒部ダム → Ogizawa 扇沢 → Shinjuku 新宿 of Tokyo
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Day-2 Climbing Down: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Mt. Tsurugidake 剱岳 → 10th Chain Point Kani-no-yokobai カニのよこばい → Mt. Maetsurugi 前剱 → Kenzanso 剣山荘 (Lodge) → Raichozawa Hyutte 雷鳥沢ヒュッテ (Lodge)
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Day-2 Climbing Up: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Kenzanso 剣山荘 (Lodge) → Mt. Maetsurugi 前剱 → 9th Chain Point: Kani-no-tatebai カニのたてばい → Mt. Tsurugidake 剱岳
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Day-1 Into the Wild: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Let's go into the adventurous wilderness!
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Day-0 Preface: Trekking to Mt. Tsurugidake in the Northern Japan Alps 北アルプス 剱岳

Preface The trip to Mt. Tsurugidake 剱岳 is my best memory of mountain trekking in Japan. However, I have experienced more dangerous and longer routes than Mt. Tsurugidake 剱岳 such as some high mountains around Japan Alps.I will introduce you to the recom...
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HARAJUKU OWL'S FOREST: It is a room of owls in Harajuku Tokyo 原宿乃フクロウの森

This place specializes in owls. There are several types and sizes of owls, and you can softly touch them.
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Mameshiba Dog Cafe in Harajuku Tokyo 原宿乃豆柴カフェ

Shibainu 柴犬 is traditional Japanese dog. (It is also called Shibaken)Mameshiba 豆柴 is smaller type of Shibainu.
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The Largest Cat Cafe "Calico" in Shinjuku Tokyo 猫カフェ きゃりこ 新宿

More than 40 cats live here. However, you can't meet all of them once because of the rotation system. However, you can meet many cats and you won't get bored with all the different types of cats roaming around.
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Dance All Night Long at Night Clubs/Bars in Tokyo!

When I was young I used to stay up drinking with friends all night at clubs and bars in Tokyo.
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Face-in-the-hole Photo Boards at Sightseeing Places in Japan 顔ハメ看板・パネル

You will see many boards during trip in Japan. One of those boards where you stick your face in a hole to take a funny photo with your face on a character's body.Most everyone in Japan is familiar with this type of board at sightseeing places. Usually the...
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Tateyama Kurobe Snow Corridor (Wall) in Toyama Japan 富山 立山黒部 雪の大谷

Snow Corridor (Wall) Festival is held from April 15 to June 22, 2020 in Toyama 富山 Prefecture.It is located in the Northern Japan Alps.The festival in 2020 is canceled because of the coronavirus.
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Hiking Day-4 Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps - Enjoy Trekking!

On the last day, we went easy hiking in Tsugaike Nature Park 栂池自然園. We felt comfortable and relaxed there.
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Hiking Day-3 Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps - Enjoy Trekking!

All the day, you will never get tired of trekking through a variety of scenery, such as the trail going through peaks of mountains, a large pond, a forest , a marsh as well as a ropeway.
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Hiking Day-2: Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps - Enjoy Trekking!

Today, the trail goes through the largest snowy gorge in Japan.Then, we will get to the top of Mt. Shiroumadake.
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Hiking Day-1: Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps - Enjoy Trekking!

Mt. Shiroumadake is 2932m (9619ft) above sea level, and a popular mountain for walking on the largest snowy gorge in Japan.I will introduce you to Japanese wilderness for 4 days trekking that starts from Tokyo buy bus.
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If you want to drive by go-kart (go-cart) in Japan, please bring an international driver's license.

I often talk and get a drink with tourists at hostels in Tokyo. When I ask them what they want to do in Japan, many people say that they plan to rent a go-kart and drive on a public road.
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teamLab Planets and Borderless are Artistic Light Museums in Tokyo: Produced by teamLab チームラボ

When I ask foreign tourists where they want go in Tokyo many people say that they plan to go to the museum of teamLab.
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Discover Flying Penguins in the Sky of Ikebukuro 池袋 Tokyo Japan 空飛ぶペンギン

A Fairy Tale:Someone seriously claimed that penguins can fly in the sky.(All photos in this page are not fake!)
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Tips for Traveling in Tokyo: Useful 1-day, 48, 72-hours Train / Subway Pass 都営地下鉄・東京メトロ共通一日乗車券

If you go to many shopping and sightseeing places around downtown Tokyo only for a day, it is a good idea to buy 1-day train pass.
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Two Unique Shrines are KANDAMYOUJIN 神田明神 in Tokyo and KANAMARA-SAMA かなまら様 in Kawasaki 川崎 City.

There are 2 unique and popular shrines in and around Tokyo.
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Modern and Traditional Japanese Entertainment Show Places in Tokyo - ROBOT RESTAURANT ロボットレストラン, KAGUWA 香和, TAKARAZUKA REVUE 宝塚歌劇

I recommend 3 show places in Tokyo. Please look over this blog below.
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One Day Hike to Mt. Oyama 大山 / Oyama Afuri Shrine 大山阿夫利神社 / Oyama-dera Temple 大山寺 in Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture 2/2

If you go to Oyama Afuri Shrine at autumn leaves season, it is a good idea to stop by Oyama-dera Temple. The area of the temple is lit up once a year.
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One Day Hike to Mt. Oyama 大山 / Oyama Afuri Shrine 大山阿夫利神社 / Oyama-dera Temple 大山寺 in Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture 1/2

Let's go Hiking in Mt. Oyama 大山 in Kanagawa Prefecture. You can see Mt. Fuji 富士山 from the top of Mt. Oyama. You can stop byOyama Afuri Shrine 大山阿夫利神社 and Oyama-dera Temple 大山寺.
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Japanese Souvenir Fridge Magnets ご当地マグネット

I know that local fridge magnets are good souvenir.When you come to Japan, you can find the magnets that are reduced-size designs of the similar scenery at various sightseeing spots.These are made from resin andthey are hard and look heavy like cerami...
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Mysterious Mossy Garden of Tokeiji Temple 東慶寺 in Kamakura 鎌倉 Kanagawa 神奈川 Prefecture, Japan

They have been keeping the scenery of the garden and cemetery in a verytraditional and ancient style. It looks like a mysterious remains.This temple space is compact and simple but the garden is my favorite and I highly recommend this.
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Secondhand Anime Figures and Video Games Stores for Geeks (Otaku) in Tokyo 中古フィギュア・テレビゲーム

Are you looking for rare figures and retro video games?Check out recommended stores below.
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HAPPY ASSHOLE! - A Toilet Showroom of TOTO in Tokyo is Interesting - WASHLET Means Electrical Shower Toilet Seat (Bidet) ウォシュレット

A Japanese toilet company TOTO has a showroom in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo. Many recent model toilets are displayed there. This place is like a toilet museum. It is called TOTO Tokyo Center Showroom (TOTO東京センターショールーム).