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Kussharo lake

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My Autumn Trip to Hokkaido – 4 days/3 nights from Kushiro Airport


NEW Today I would like to share with you my trip to Hokkaido in the fall! Hokkaido is truly a vast place with a lot of nature to see and do. It is good to go to Sapporo, but I like to

what is otsumami

Food&Drink Tips

5 major Japanese Otsumami – Enjoy Japanese Otsumami Culture!


NEW What does Otsumami mean in Japanese? Otsumami refers to snacks and simple dishes to accompany alcoholic beverages. In Japanese, it is written “おつまみ”. The etymology of t


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Enjoy Japanese fruit wine! I visited a sake brewery called “Umenoyado” in Nara Prefecture


Nara Prefecture is one of the areas in Japan where you can find delicious fruit wine, such as good quality plums and sake breweries with a long history.   This time, I visited


Kanto Region – Prefectures in Japan


What is Kanto Region? The six regions of Ibargi, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, and Kanagawa are called “Kanto”. Here are some of the features and attractions o



3 ways to enjoy the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge


In Japan, there are various bridges connecting land and land. The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is one such bridge.In terms of a map, the Akashi Strait is here. The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is



[Seichi Junrei]Trip to Tomogashima, the setting of the Japanese anime “Summertime Renda”


There are more than 13,000 uninhabited islands in Japan. Tomogashima Island in Wakayama Prefecture is one of them. Tomogashima consists of four uninhabited islands, of which Okinos

Warabi Mochi

blog Nature Sightseeing

“Tenkawa Village” in Nara is a treasure trove of nature


Nara Prefecture in Japan is generally famous for the deer in Nara Park. Most people who visit Nara, Japan for the first time as tourists will usually go to Nara Park. But there are

Totoro rocks! (Ishikawa)

Regions of Japan Sightseeing

8 Japanese spots with Studio Ghibli-esque scenery


Are you familiar with the Japanese animation production company Studio Ghibli? The company has produced animated films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, and Spirited A