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Trip to Ohita – Part 3

Kuju Hanakoen (Kuju Flower Park) On our way from Ohita prefecture to Kumamoto prefecture, we stopped by at the Kuju Flower Park in Ohita prefecture. The park is located in Taketa city of Ohita prefecture where you can see 500 different kinds of flowers between Spring and Fall. When we were at the park in […]

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Trip to Ohita – Part 2

Yabakei On the second day of our trip, we went to another famous autumn foliage spot called Yabakei in Nakatsu city. The place was less than an hour drive from our hotel. It was a bit cloudy and cold day but we were able to see beautiful colored leaves. There are more than a few […]

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Trip to Ohita

We made a trip to Ohita prefecture and Kumamoto prefecture in the Kyushu island to see autumn foliage and enjoy Onsen (hot spring). After the state of emergency was lifted in Japan in the end of September, it has become much easier to travel around the country. Last year, we went to Saga prefecture and […]

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Culture/History

Mt. Nokogiri

Mt. Nokogiri in Chiba Prefecture Mt. Nokogiri is located in Chiba Prefecture and is not that high (only 329m) but has amazing view from the top of the mountain. Hiking up to the mountain does not take more than one and a half hours but there is a lot of amazing spots to stop by […]

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Kabuki in Hachioji

It has been a while since I last updated the article here.. Today, I wanted to share some of the Kabuki performances that I saw this month. Urashima This is one of the most famous folktales in Japan called Urashima. Urashima Taro, the protagonist of a Japanese fairy tale, who in a typical modern version […]

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August Kabuki

Kabukiza Theater Have you been to Kabukiza Theater in Higashi Ginza in Tokyo? This is where you can enjoy Kabuki performance in Tokyo. The program changes every month which is performed by various famous Kabuki actors. Under the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater places a one-seat buffer to the left and right of the seat. Wearing […]

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Afternoon Tea at Oasis Garden

The rainy season started in Tokyo in June but one good news is that the state of emergency has been finally lifted on 21st of June! Still, people are very cautious about dining out but I had a chance to have a little afternoon tea with my friend in the restaurant called Oasis Graden which […]

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Hiking in Nagatoro

Today I’d like to introduce one-day hiking course in Nagatoro, Saitama prefecture. The total hiking time is around 3.5 hours which takes you to the top of Hodo mountain. You can also take a cable car on your way down to the station after hiking up to the top of the mountain so this hiking […]

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Afternoon Tea at Aman Tokyo

Just one day before the third state of emergency was issued in Tokyo, I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy Afternoon tea in The Lounge in Amon Tokyo Hotel. It was a great break after crazy working hours and extremely busy days.. I could not even remeber when was the last time I […]

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Culture/History

Traditional performing arts event

On March 14th, 2021, I went to see Japan cultural expo special performance at the Kokyo Gaien National Garden. It was the performance at the outdoor stage in the Kokyo Gaien Nattional Garden. It was rainy the day before but luckly, it was sunny on the 14th although it was pretty windy. For the first […]

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