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Interests

2018/12/14

How to book and buy tickets and tours in Japan! Sumo, Baseball, Concert, activities...

If you do not participate in a tour that acts with a big group and you travel freely with friends or family in Japan, how do you book and purchase tickets for sports competitions and concerts . Or how do you apply for tours such as activities? There are booking sites for tickets and tours in Japan, but most of them are written in Japanese. So, on this page, I would like to introduce you how to book various tickets and tours for your travel to Japan. You had better reserve popular tickets and tours before coming to Japan In Onuma Park, you can snowmobile and trek on the lake which froze in the winter Major reservation sites not supporting English In Japan, we reserve ticket booking sites such as "Lawson Ticket" "Ticket Pia" when reserving a ticket such as a concert. We can receive reservation tickets at nearby convenience store. These services are very useful. However, most of the ticket reservation sites currently do not correspond to English, Chinese, etc. In order to use these sites, Japanese ability is required. There are many reservation sites for tours such as mountain climbing in Japan, but many of these are only compatible with Japanese as well. You may face a Japanese barrier. If you are browsing various reservation sites in Japan before you go to Japan and you can not make a reservation by yourself, it is better to book early in the following way. Popular concerts, sports competitions, activity tours are highly likely to be ...

Giant Statue Of Great Buddha Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan = Adobe Stock

Destinations

2018/5/28

Nara Prefecture! Best Attractions and Things to do

If you go to Nara City by train from Kyoto Station, you will be amazed that there is a still quiet old world remaining in that area. Furthermore, if you go to areas such as Ikaruga, you can meet Japan of an older period. Nara Prefecture invites you to Japan that is older and deeper. Outline of Nara Map of Nara Summary Blue mountains silhouettes in sunrise. Foggy blue dreamy landscape. Ouda, Nara, japan = Shutterstock Night in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture. The contrast between the temple tower of Toukiji Temple and the moon is beautiful = Shutterstock Nara prefecture is located in the southern part of Kyoto. There is the Nara Basin in the northwestern part, but most of the other regions are Mountains. The center of the Nara Basin is Nara City. Nara is the place where was the capital of Japan before Kyoto. Nara is a quiet city rich in nature. Here are many amazing temples and shrines that are comparable to Kyoto. In the southern part of Nara prefecture there are vast mountains and plateaus spreading. Among them, there is a forest area called Yoshino mountain area. There is Mt. Yoshino, which is very famous as a cherry blossom spot here. Access Although Nara prefecture is located in the center of Japan, transportation networks are not being developed surprisingly. Airport There are no airports in Nara prefecture. If you want to go to Nara prefecture by plane, you will use Kansai Airport in southern Osaka or Itami Airport in northern Osaka. It ...

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Destinations

2018/5/28

Kyoto Prefecture! Best Attractions and Things to do

There are beautiful rural areas such as Miyama and unique fishing villages such as Ine in Kyoto prefecture. Speaking of Kyoto, Kyoto city, the center of this Prefecture, is famous, but why not go to the amazing areas around it? Outline of Kyoto Prefecture Map of Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto is a long prefecture in the north and south. The north faces the Sea of Japan and snow falls in winter. In the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture, there are old traditional cities such as Kyoto City and Uji City. On the other hand, there are various traditional settlements in central and northern part of Kyoto Prefecture. Among these, there are tourist attractions that are very popular among tourists. It takes time to go to those villages. However, if you visit the settlements, you will discover a wonderful world different from Kyoto city.   Miyama In Miyama you can experience the calm Japanese rural landscape = AdobeStock Miyama Kayabukinosato Kyoto Japan,Winter = shutterstock Miyama is a beautiful rural village located in the central part of Kyoto Prefecture. There are about 250 Japanese-style houses of thatches. Speaking of traditional Japanese rural villages, Shirakawago of Gifu prefecture is famous among tourists. However, Miyama in Kyoto also has a beautiful Japanese rural landscape. If you stroll around this village, you can enjoy plenty of old Japanese landscape. Furthermore, you can stay in this traditional house. The scenery of this village changes beautifully according to the change of the four seasons. If you are interested, please refer to the above ...

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Interests

2018/5/28

12 Best Temples and Shrines in Japan! Fushimi inari, Kiyomizudera, Todaiji...

There are many shrines and temples in Japan. If you go to those places, you will definitely feel calm and refresh. There are beautiful shrines and temples that you would like to post on your Instagram. On this page, let me introduce some of the most popular shrines and temples in Japan. Click on individual maps, Google Maps will be displayed on a separate page. Please use this map when checking the place. Chusonji Temple (Hiraizumi Town, Iwate Prefecture) Chusonji Temple KONJIKIDOU Appearance = shutterstock Map of Chusonji Temple Chusonji is a very famous Buddhist temple in the town of Hiraizumi in the Tohoku region, Japan. In the Tohoku region, the course which goes around the four temples of this Chusonji, Motuji Temple (Hiraizumi Town), Risshakuji Temple (Yamagata city), Zuiganji Temple (Matsushima Town, Miyagi prefecture) is popular. Chūsonji Temple is designated as a special historic site and it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a part of the "Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi" in 2011. This temple is famous for the building called "Konjiki-do" . Konjiki-do is a buddha hall covered with gold foil both outside and inside of the building. As shown in the above picture, currently, this buddha hall is in a concrete building so as not to be exposed directly to the wind and rain. In order to fully enjoy Chusonji sightseeing, you should know the history of this temple. Built in 850, Chusonji was reborn as a huge temple by Fujiwara no Kiyohira who governed the entire Tohoku region in the first half ...

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Destinations

2018/5/28

Kansai Region! Best things to do in 6 Prefectures

In Japan, the Kanto region where Tokyo is located and the Kansai region where Kyoto and Osaka are located are often compared. The main feature of the Kansai region is that each area such as Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, etc. is very unique. If you travel in the Kansai region, you can enjoy various individual tourist destinations. Outline of Kansai Kyoto, Japan cityscape in Higashiyama historic district = shutterstock Map of Kansai = shutterstock Points The Kansai region is the most historical and traditional area in Japan. In the past, the court placed the capital of Japan in Nara Prefecture, then moved the capital to Kyoto. There are many old temples strongly influenced by Chinese culture in Nara prefecture. After that, in Kyoto where the imperial family and aristocrats lived for over 1000 years, a mature Japanese culture is born. Osaka prefecture and Hyogo prefecture facing the sea have supported these cities from old days. In Osaka prefecture, the towns of merchants developed. In Hyogo prefecture, trade ports and factory zones spread through trade with Western countries since the latter half of the 19th century. In Wakayama prefecture, which is located in the southernmost part of the Kansai region, sacred places to train Buddhism were placed away from urban areas. In particular, Koyasan in Wakayama Prefecture has recently attracted many tourists. Recommended articles about Kansai   Welcome to Kansai! Now, please visit each area of the Kansai region. Where would you like to go? Shiga Prefecture Lake Biwa'S Cruise Michigan.A = Shutterstockwonderful paddle boat, at ...

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Destinations

2018/5/28

Kyoto! 26 Best Attractions : Fushimi Inari, Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji etc.

Kyoto is a beautiful city that inherits traditional Japanese culture. If you go to Kyoto, you can enjoy Japanese traditional culture to your heart's content. On this page, I will introduce the tourist attractions which are especially recommended in Kyoto. This page is long, but if you read this page to the end, you will get roughly the basic information necessary for sightseeing in Kyoto. I also attached links such as official website for each sightseeing, please use it. >>If you click the video below, you will find that Kyoto is beautiful even at night<<   Outline of Kyoto Beautiful Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan = Adobe Stock Click the map image below to see Google Maps on a separate page. I also recommend this map. The route map of the subway and bus is here. Map of Kyoto Kyoto is a beautiful city 368 kilometers west of Tokyo. It is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes by the fastest Shinkansen from Tokyo. Kyoto was the capital of Japan for about 1000 years until the capital moved to Tokyo in 1869. Japan's unique culture has been built in this city. Even today, there are many shrines and temples in Kyoto. There are also traditional wooden houses called "Kyo-Machiya" here and there. If you go to Gion etc, you will see beautifully dressed women, Maiko and Geiko. When you visit the shrines and temples in Kyoto, you will be surprised that trees and streams in the garden are very beautiful. People in Kyoto have long loved ...

Portrait of a Maiko geisha in Gion Kyoto = shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/5/28

Harmony of Tradition & Modernity (1) Tradition! Geisha, Kabuki, Sento, Izakaya, Kintsugi, Japanese swords ...

In Japan, a lot of traditional old things have remained. For example, they are temples and shrines. Or they are competitions such as Sumo, Kendo, Judo, Karate. There are lots of unique facilities such as public baths and pubs amongst the cities. In addition, there are various traditional rules in people's lifestyle. It is one of the major characteristics of Japanese people to respect tradition. On this page, I will introduce a part of those traditional ones. Traditional Japanese culture Geisha A Japanese geisha performs for a public event at a shrine in Kyoto = shutterstock Geisha is a woman who hospitals guest at the banquet by Japanese dance and Japanese songs. In modern Japan almost no longer exists, but still in Kyoto. In Kyoto, Geisha is called "Geiko". There are people who misunderstand the geisha as a woman selling herself. Geisha are quite different from women of that type. On the contrary, Geisha has acquired various cultures in addition to Japanese dance. They can entertain the wealthy guests with advanced education. "Maiko" is a young woman training in Kyoto, aiming at Geiko. They are in Gion. If you walk in the traditional street of Gion, you will be able to see those walking with beautiful kimonos. The performance of the Geiko is held like the above video in April every year. You can enjoy a wonderful stage there. Kabuki Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama which continues from the beginning of the 17th century. The person who created Kabuki was a legendary woman named ...

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