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Asakusa History and Tourist Information


Asakusa, A Place Where Edo Culture Remains Strong


Asakusa is one of the popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo. The area retains a retro townscape and attracts many foreign tourists to experience traditional culture. Here we introduce

Giant Myakumyaku monument in front of Osaka City Hall


[Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan] From Giant MYAKU-MYAKU to Wrapped Trains, Found in the City of Osaka!


The Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan is less than a year away! The city of Osaka is gradually taking on the colors of the Expo. In this issue, we introduce some of the monuments, bil

History and Tourist Information of Fukui Prefecture


Fukui Prefecture Has the Best Dinosaurs and Eyeglasses in Japan


Fukui Prefecture will be easily accessible from Tokyo in the spring of 2024, when the Hokuriku Shinkansen line is extended from Kanazawa Station in Ishikawa Prefecture to Tsuruga S

History of Toyooka Kaban and Storks


Toyooka, Japan’s No. 1 bag producer and storks in flight


Toyooka City, located in the northern part of Hyogo Prefecture, is a recommended area for a day trip or short trip that takes about 3 hours from Osaka or Kyoto. The history and att

Sakai City seen from the sky


History of Sakai City’s Ancient Tombs and Knives


Do you know the city of Sakai in Osaka Prefecture? We will introduce an area full of attractions perfect for those who want to learn about Japanese history and experience Japanese

Visit grand roof ring under construction at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.


Visit grand roof ring under construction at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.


The construction of the venue for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, is accelerating at a rapid pace. For the first time, I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at a constructi



History of SAKURA and Japan


The national flower of Japan is the cherry blossom.The Japanese name is SAKURA. In this article, I will introduce the history of cherry blossoms and Japanese episodes related to ch

Then there is a space where visitors can experience the work of craftsmen.


Experience the history and manufacturing process of Hinawaju – Sakai City, Osaka


“Sakai City” in Osaka Prefecture was once a major producer of Hinawaju. (A firearm used in the Edo period is called a “Hinawaju” in Japan.) Furthermore, Sak