Culture/History | Travel

Golden Week

Children’s Day May 5th is a Children’s Day (Boy’s festival) in Japan and we hang up the carp streamers called “Koinobori” on Children’s day. Parents display “Koinobori” hoping that their children will grow up healthy and strong. The origin of “Koinobori” is a historical event in ancient China. It’s said that a carp was the […]

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Cafe

Good cafe in neighbors

Cake shop There is one cake shop that I had always wanted to visit and finally, I made it! The place is called Patisseries Francaise Quartre, a French dessert shop. Patisserie Francaise Quatre フランス菓子キャトル 公式ウェブサイト|季節のアイテム They have so many different kinds of dessert and they all look so good. In the shop there is also […]

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Food/Drink | Restaurant

Spring Celebration

Spring in Sakuragi-cho In Tokyo, finally, Spring has come. Last week (last week of March through early April) was the peak of Sakura (Cherryblossoms) in Tokyo. Although the weather was not that good during the peak time, we were able to enjoy a little bit of Sakura trees on the weekend when the sun came […]

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Food/Drink

Japanese Restaurant – Reiwa Honzen

Happy 2022! I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since the initial COVID outbreak. We have been fighting against the virus for so long but we may still have to combat COVID-19, especially Omicron variant. Let’s hope for a better year this year. Stay safe and healthy, everyone. Japanese Restaurant – Reiwa Honzen Today […]

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Travel

Trip to Kumamoto

Kumamoto Prefecture Have you been to Kumamoto prefecture? It was my first time to visit the prefecture although I was there only for one day. We traveld around Ohita prefecture and drove south to Kumamoto and flew back from Kumamoto Airport to Haneda Airport. There is a famous road called Yamanami highway that runs between […]

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Travel

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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Travel

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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Culture/History | Travel

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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