Sightseeing

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...
Food

Unadon (Eel Bowl) Restaurant UNATOTO うな丼 宇奈とと

Specialty UNATOTO 宇奈とと is a restaurant chain that specializes in Unadon うな丼. It is an eel bowl (Unagi bowl).In Japan, we call eel Unagi. Unagi is usually expensive, nutritious fish, and of rare value in Japan, but UNATOTO is the most reasonable restaurant...
Food

Recommended Mackerel Sushi 鯖寿司、さば

I will rank the different kinds of mackerel sushi you can inexpensively get in Japan. This mackerel is usually marinated in vinegar.
News

How to go to central Tokyo 東京 from Narita 成田 International Airport

It is about 60 km (37.3 miles) in direct distance between them. It is far and not convenient for international tourists to move.Which would you like between "Low cost" and "Fast speed"?I will introduce low cost bus.
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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 50 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! - Night Clubs in Tokyo

When I was young I used to go to night clubs in Tokyo.
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Face-in-the-hole photo boards at Sightseeing Places in Japan 顔ハメ看板

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 ...
Food

Tomato Ramen of a Ramen Shop TAIYONO-TOMATOMEN 太陽のトマト麺

I usually eat typical Japanese ramen such as shoyu (soy sauce), miso, shio (salt), and tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen, but sometimes I have a craving for something else like tomato ramen.
Culture

What has surprised you about Japan so far?

I often ask foreign tourists what has surprised them about Japan during their travels here.
Sightseeing

Tateyama Kurobe Snow Corridor (Wall) 立山黒部 雪の大谷

Snow Corridor (Wall) Festival is held from April 15 to June 22, 2019 in Toyama 富山 Prefecture.It is located in the Northern Japan Alps.
Food

Deep fried moray eel is tasty. Try it out! ウツボから揚げ 高知

Moray eel food is a local food in Kochi 高知 Japan. It is unique in texture and little chewy. I sometimes eat it because it's tasty.
Food

AMAZAKE 甘酒 is a sweet, fermented rice drink.

Ama-zake: Ama 甘 means sweet. Zake 酒 means sake.Amazake is well-known in Japan because it is a nutritious drink. Because of that, many supermarkets prepare many different kinds of Amazake 甘酒.
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A Curry Rice Restaurant Chain CoCo ICHIBANYA ココイチ CoCo壱番屋 - カレーライス

I sometimes go to a curry restaurant CoCo ICHIBANYA. They offer testy curry rice and many kinds of toppings.
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Shijimi Freshwater Clam Ramen in Kochi 高知 Shikoku 四国 - 呑兵衛屋台 しじみラーメン

When you are drunk, a bowl of fresh water clam ramen will sober you up.
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Day-4 Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps

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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Day-3 Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps

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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Day-2: Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps

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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Day-1: Mt. Shiroumadake (Mt. Shirouma) 白馬岳 in the Northern Japan Alps

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.
Food

All-You-Can-Eat MENTAIKO (Cod Roe) at a Restaurant SACHIFUKUYA さち福や in Saitama and Tokyo - 明太子 食べ放題

Do you like seasoned cod roe?It is called Mentaiko 明太子 in Japanese.When you want to eat a lot of Mentaiko you should go to the restaurant.
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Enjoy Japanese Wagyu 和牛 Beef at Standing Bar in Tokyo! YAKINIKU (Barbecue) JIROUMARU 立喰い焼肉 治郎丸

Do you want to try Japanese Wagyu beef inexpensively?You can enjoy eating many kinds of domestically produced Japanese beef at a standing barbecue chain.
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Firefly Squid ホタルイカ at Japanese Restaurants / Bars

Firefly squid is a common food at Japanese eating places such as Japanese sushi / restaurants / bars (called IZAKAYA). It is known as the sparking squid in the ocean.I sometimes eat it. It is called ホタルイカ(ほたるいか)Hotaruika in Japanese.
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MOTSU-NABE もつ鍋 is a Japanese hotpot that is local food of Hakata 博多 City Fukuoka 福岡

A bar restaurant chain HAKATA-GEKIJO 博多劇場 offers low priced beef Motsu-nabe. 牛もつ鍋Their restaurants are mainly located in and around Tokyo.
Food

Japanese Raw Egg is Safe to Eat. 生卵(生玉子)、温泉玉子(温泉卵)

In Japan, we often eat raw eggs, typically those of chicken or quail. Many types of dishes are served with raw egg or a half boiled egg.
Culture

Singing Karaoke Alone in Spaceship Capsule

Are you traveling Japan?Do you want to go to karaoke?Two recommended karaoke establishments are below.
Food

Standing Bar: Tachinomi-Takioka 立飲み-たきおか in Ueno 上野 Tokyo

I went to a standing bar with a friend in Ueno 上野 Tokyo. We had a good time and spent only 4100 yen for the both of us. l will write about the food and drinks that we had in this blog below.
News

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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Artistic Light Museums in Tokyo: Produced by teamLab

When I ask foreign tourists where they want go in Tokyo many people say that they plan to go to the museum of teamLab.
Food

Ranking of Reasonable Pork Bowl in Tokyo

I prefer pork bowl to beef bowl. This is my ranking of pork bowl.
Event

World of Thigh Photo Exhibition 2019 in Harajuku Tokyo ふともも写真の世界展 原宿

This photo exhibition specializes in female beauty thigh. 💗
Event

NABE (Japanese style hot pod or stew) Festival in Hibiya 日比谷 Tokyo - ご当地鍋フェスティバル

This event is held once a year in Tokyo.More than 20 different kinds of Nabe from all over Japan are available during the festival.You can also enjoy other various foods such as barbecue, deep fried food, sake, beer and much more.
Food

Delicious Liver Meat Dish in Tokyo: Sauteed Pork or Chicken Liver and Chive ニラレバ定食 (レバニラ)

If you like eating liver meat I highly recommend 2 restaurants below in Tokyo. They offer great food!
Food

My Favorite Rice Crackers: REKKA-WASABI 烈火わさび, HAPPYTURN ハッピーターン

I recommend you try 2 kinds of Japanese popular cheap and unique snacks.
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Discover Flying Penguins in the Sky of Tokyo 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!)
Food

Udon of MARUGAME SEIMEN in Japan 丸亀製麺 うどん

I go to this udon restaurant once or twice a month.