I have a strong interest in Japanese literature, and I spent my university years studying classical literature such as "The Tale of Genji" and "Tsurezuregusa," as well as modern and contemporary literature by Kenji Miyazawa, Natsume Soseki, Osamu Dazai and others.
For the theme of my graduation thesis, I chose Nagai Kaze's "A Strange Tale from East of the River," which depicts the atmosphere of good old downtown Tokyo.
After graduating, I moved to Kyoto, where I could enjoy the beautiful scenery unique to Japan, and while working as a writer for a tourist magazine in Kyoto, I studied hard for the Kyoto Proficiency Test, challenging myself to learn more about temples and shrines in Kyoto.
As a result of these efforts, I was able to obtain the highest level of the Kyoto Proficiency Test, Grade 1.
I am currently studying for the World Heritage Examination, expanding my interests to include all of Japan and other countries around the world.
In Japan, besides popular places that are registered as World Heritage sites, there also many hidden gems that only a handful of people know about.
I want to unravel the the history, culture, and popularity of many of these spots and introduce their beauty to you.
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Enjoy Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom at the Popular Tourist Spots Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto and Shinjuku Gyoen in Shinjuku, Tokyo! The Spectacular View of Pink Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom Is a Stunning Sight Unique To Japan!Nature Travel
Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom, a Spring Tradition in Japan This video, titled "Beautiful Sakura & Shrines in Japan 4K --UltraHD Background Video," was released by "Tel Stewart." It introduces scenery of cherry blossoms at popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. When spring arrives, the Japanese archipelago is covered with cherry blossoms in full bloom, creating beautiful pink landscapes. In addition to varieties such as the Yoshino cherry and Yaezakura, various endemic varieties, made through crossbreeding during the Muromachi Period (1336 to 1573 AD), bloom in popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. There are some characteristic varieties, such as Sumizome cherry blossoms, that are slightly grayish, as well as other varieties like Kawazu cherry blossoms that bloom early, so sit back and enjoy the different varieties of cherry blossoms in the video! The Charm of Fushimi Inari, a Popular Tourist Destination in Kyoto Photo：The thousand torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto At Fushimi Inari Shrine, known as a popular tourist destination in Kyoto, you can stroll through the famous vermilion torii gates which can be seen from 1:19 in the video. On the grounds of Fushimi Inari Shrine, a National Site of Scenic Beauty, beautiful Yoshino cherry blossoms bloom in the spring and delight the eyes of travelers. Fushimi Inari Shrine is a tourist spot where you can enjoy fresh greenery in the summer and beautiful autumn leaves in the fall, and we highly recommend it to those looking to enjoy the marvelous scenery of Japan's four seasons. Fushimi Inari Shrine is also ranked number one one the list of popular tourist destinations for inbound tourists. Sightseeing at Famous Cherry Blossom Locations in Japan! Photo：Miharu Waterfall Cherry Blossoms, Fukushima Prefecture There are many tourist spots in Japan where you can enjoy a spectacular view of cherry blossoms. In particular, the Miharu Takizakura in Fukushima Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture's Yamataka Jindai-zakura, and Gifu Prefecture's Neoya Usuzumi Zakura, known as the three major cherry blossoms spots in Japan, are all worth checking out. These cherry trees are estimated to be 1,000 to 2,000 years old, and the sight of the cherry blossoms in full bloom on the giant trees is a sight to behold. The combination of the previous three famous locations, together with the Ishitokaba Zakura in Saitama Prefecture and Gebazakura in Shizuoka Prefecture's Kariyado, are called the "Five Great Cherry Blossoms of Japan." Take a look at the beautiful trees selected as part of the "Top 100 New Japanese Trees." In the video, you can also see the cherry blossoms at "Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden," a place where you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing in the big city of Shinjuku. From 2:37 in the video, you can see the beautiful cherry blossoms blooming against the backdrop of urban buildings. Tips for Enjoying Japan's Cherry Blossom Viewing Tradition Photo：Cherry blossom viewing The temperature of the Japanese archipelago varies from region to region, and so the time when cherry blossoms bloom varies as well. In the spring, news of bloom forecasts for each region is broadcast in Japan, and when cherry blossoms begin blooming, famous places and parks nationwide are crowded with many people flocking to see the beautiful flowers. Japanese people look forward to the end of the long winter and the arrival of cherry blossoms each year. The cherry blossoms are ephemeral flowers that disappear almost as fast as they arrive, but the spectacular view of cherry blossoms blizzards with pink petals fluttering about is also plentiful. Summary of Japan's Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Photo：Cherry blossoms, Someiyoshino As you can see in the video, Japan's cherry blossom scenery and especially the cherry blossom blizzards are truly breathtaking. If you're looking to enjoy sightseeing in Japan during spring, be sure to visit the scenic shrines and cherry blossom spots all over the country!
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Explore Some of the Most Popular Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Tokyo! Cherry Blossoms Lit up at Night Create a Fantastical Atmosphere You Can’t Experience in the Daytime!Travel Action & Adventure Festivals & Events
Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing in Tokyo! This video, titled "[4K] Cherry Blossoms at Night in Tokyo, Tokyo Sightseeing, Tokyo Midtown, Nakameguro, Meguro River, Ueno Park, Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo Hanami, Japan Trip" (［4K］東京の夜桜 Cherry blossom evening in Tokyo 東京観光,東京ミッドタウン,中目黒,目黒川,上野公園,千鳥ヶ淵,東京花見, Japan Trip), was uploaded by "Discover Nippon." It introduces popular places to enjoy nighttime cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo. There are many spots in Tokyo where you can enjoy viewing wonderful cherry blossoms at night, so if you find a spot that interests you after watching the video, be sure to give it a visit! Famous Nighttime Cherry Blossom Locations in Tokyo Photo：Cherry blossoms at night at Ueno Park, Tokyo At the Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival in Ueno Park, shown at 6:19 in the video, approximately 1,200 cherry trees in the park and Ueno Zoo are lit up at night. The cherry blossoms around Shinobazu Pond are also a must-see. There are also dances at the Kiyomizu Hall, a flower market, and an antique fair during the cherry blossom festival. The cherry blossoms in Ueno Park have been loved by the people of Japan since the Edo period (1603-1868 A.D.) and have been selected as one of the Top 100 Cherry Blossom Sites in Japan. The Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival held along the Meguro River, which can be seen at 4:01 in the video, is decorated with bonbori lanterns that illuminate some 800 cherry trees, providing a spectacular view great for taking Instagram photos. These areas are lit up at night, creating a fantastic contrast to the daytime scenery. Be sure to take the Meguro River Cherry Blossom Cruise and enjoy the fantastic illumination of the cherry blossoms at night. The Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival is held at Chidorigafuchi on the west side of the Imperial Palace and around the British Embassy. Approximately 260 cherry trees can be seen in bloom at the boat ramp and other locations, creating a spectacular view. Photo：Tokyo Midtown cherry blossom light up Also, at the 200-meter Sakura-dori Avenue in front of Garden Terrace in Tokyo Midtown, shown at 0:30 in the video, a popular event called "MIDTOWN BLOSSOM" is held when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Another place to check out is the nighttime cherry blossom viewing at ARK Hills in Roppongi Hills, which can be seen at 1:43 in the video. At the ARK Hills Cherry Blossom Festival, you can stroll through a 700-meter tunnel of cherry blossoms lined with approximately 150 ancient cherry trees on Sakura-zaka (桜坂) and Spain-zaka (スペイン坂). You can also view the cherry blossoms at night from the bridge that connects to ARK Hills South Tower. Summary of Tokyo’s Nighttime Cherry Blossom Viewing There are many places to view the cherry blossoms at night in Tokyo, from popular spots to hidden gems. In addition, there are many restaurants and cafes in Tokyo that serve delicious meals, and many food stalls where you can buy drinks and gourmet food during the night cherry blossom season. When exploring the night cherry blossoms in Tokyo, be sure to look up the best forms of transportation. In addition, you could also consider booking a hotel so you can go sightseeing at your leisure.
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Spring Is a Wonderful Time of Year When the Whole of Kyoto Is Bathed in the Brilliant Colors of Cherry Blossoms! Explore Some of Kyoto’s Most Popular Cherry Blossom Viewing Locations!Travel
Introducing Some of the Best Cherry Blossom View Locations in Kyoto! This video, titled "4K JAPAN, Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto, Kyoto, Sightseeing, Travel, Hanami, Full Bloom, Sewaritei, Kiyomizudera, Arashiyama, Gion Shirakawa, Kyoto Botanical Gardens, Heian Jingu Shrine, Okazaki Canal, Byodoin, Kamogawa, Sakura" (4K JAPAN 京都の桜 Cherry blossoms Kyoto 京都 観光 旅行花見 満開 背割堤 清水寺 嵐山 祇園白川 京都植物園 平安神宮 岡崎疏水 平等院 鴨川 sakura), was uploaded by "Discover Nippon." It condenses the beautiful scenery of Kyoto into one video. As you can see from the video, there are many cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto, so get out there and see them for yourself! Explore Some of Kyoto’s Most Popular Cherry Blossom Locations! One of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto is Kiyomizudera, a temple and World Heritage Site known for the "Stage of Kiyomizu," its three-story pagoda, and Hojo Pond. The temple grounds can be seen from 7:33 in the video. Kiyomizudera also offers a special nighttime viewing that is truly fantastic. Photo：Cherry blossoms and Tatsumi Bridge in Gion Shirakawa, Kyoto The Gion Shirakawa Sakura Light-up is held at Gion Tatsumi Bridge in the Instagrammable Gion Shirakawa area, where approximately 40 weeping cherry trees are beautifully illuminated. There are many teahouses in the area, and you may be able to meet maiko and geisha while strolling around. If you want to enjoy a different experience during the cherry blossom season, check out the "Cherry Blossom Viewing Tea Ceremony" at Heian Jingu Shrine’s garden, featured at 6:15 in the video, or the Gagaku performance at the "Beni Shidare Concert." Okazaki Canal and Lake Biwa Canal in the vicinity, shown at 4:46, are also popular cherry blossoms viewing spots that are great for taking Instagram photos. Photo：Cherry blossoms along the bank of the Kamo River, Kyoto Also consider checking out the "Flower Corridor" on the Kamo Riverbank between Shichijo Bridge (七条大橋) and Sanjo Bridge (三条大橋), as well as Kamo River Park in Kamogawa, and Nakaragi no Michi between Kitayama Bridge (北山大橋) and Kitaoji Bridge (北大路橋). The Kyoto Botanical Garden located near Nakaragi no Michi features beautiful red tulips and is a must-see. On the other side of the Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine, there is a tunnel of cherry blossom trees along the Yodogawa River Park's Sewaritei Bank. This is shown at 2:53 in the video. At the Sewaritei Cherry Blossom Festival, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing under roughly 1,500 cherry trees of various types, including Someiyoshino and Yamazakura. Be sure not to miss the Sakura-deai Visitor Center and the observation tower that were built on the bank in 2017. Photo：Cherry blossoms at Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto In the cherry blossom forests of Hirano Shrine and Haradani-en Garden, you can see rare varieties of cherry blossoms, including some with yellow or green petals. You can also see the cherry blossoms at Nakanoshima Park and Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama along the Oigawa River, which can be seen at 9:37 in the video. There are also many other places in Kyoto that are perfect for walking around cherry blossoms and cherry blossom viewing, including Daigoji Temple, Byodoin's Phoenix Hall, and Hieizan Enryakuji Temple. Summary of Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto There are many cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto, from well-known landmarks to hidden gems. Be sure to check the cherry blossom forecast before your trip to Kyoto to see the cherry blossoms when they're in full bloom.
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Spice up Your Outdoor Meals With a Mess Kit and Make Camping More Fun! Basic Tips on How to Use a Mess Kit for Camping and the Secret to Making Delicious Camping Rice!Action & Adventure
Learn How to Make Delicious Camping Rice With a Mess Kit in This Video! This video, titled “Cooking Rice with a Mess Kit” (飯ごうでご飯を炊こう), was uploaded by “Yamanakako Village Tourism Division” (山中湖村観光課). The camp ground introduced in the video is Sonei Yamanakako Camping Ground, located at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The video shows how to cook rice in a mess kit using meltwater from Mt. Fuji. When going camping, try bringing a mess kit to make your own camping meals. How to Cook Rice With a Mess Kit Mess kits are aluminum cookware often used by soldiers or when camping to cook food. As you can see in the video, they can also be used to cook rice! A typical mess kit in Japan has an outer lid and an inner lid which can be used to measure rice. First, wash the rice and add an appropriate amount of water to the mess kit. Wash-free rice is useful when you don’t have enough water to wash the rice (or just don’t feel like washing it). The correct way to cook rice is to let it soak up water for about 30 minutes and then put it over the fire. Cook the rice over low to medium heat until it comes to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low. Make sure to pay attention to time and heat level. After cooking the rice, turn the mess kit upside down and let it steam for 10 minutes. This can be seen at 3:11 in the video. Tips to Make the Most of Your Mess Kit While Camping In Japan, basic camping goods can be purchased at 100-yen shops such as Daiso all across the country. A digital scale or measuring cup are useful for measuring rice, water, and other ingredients precisely. Also, be sure to prepare ample food and necessary tools, including tinder and plates. If you want to reduce the aluminum smell of the mess kit, you can cook the rice using the water you used to wash it. There are many different types of cookware that you can use when camping, so be sure to look for what suits your needs best. Summary of Cooking Rice With a Mess Kit If you remember the steps shown in the video, you can enjoy delicious rice when camping. Mess kits are also useful for making arranged recipes, such as jambalaya and oden. You can rent a mess kit at the Sonei Yamanakako Camping Ground shown in the video, so be sure to make a reservation if you want to enjoy a fun camping experience.
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Take a Rickshaw Ride Through the Streets of Asakusa and Discover a Side of Tokyo You Never Knew Existed!Vehicles
A Rickshaw Ride Through Asakusa! The video "Asakusa Viewing on Rickshaw!! 浅草を人力車で iPhone Creative 4K,"released by "Studio Hakugeiスタジオ白鯨," is a video showing sightseeing in Asakusa, a popular tourist destination in Japan, by a rickshaw. The rickshaw featured in the video is "Ebisuya," in Asakusa. As you can see in the video, the number of rickshaw pullers who can show you around in English has been increasing in recent years. In addition to Asakusa, where this video was taken, you can also try out rickshaws at other popular sightseeing spots in Japan, including Kamakura and Arashiyama in Kyoto. In addition to the Ebisuya rickshaw shop featured in this video, the Jidaiya's rickshaw shop is also popular. Enjoy sightseeing in Asakusa by rickshaw through the amazing 4K footage! The Rickshaw: History and How It Works! Photo：Asakusa・Rickshaw Rickshaws are the perfect option for those looking to explore popular tourist spots but find it difficult to walk around, or for those who want to experience a different kind of sightseeing tour. Rickshaws are called "jinrikisha," in Japanese, written "人力車." The characters mean: 人: Person 力: Power 車: Vehicle Which basically comes out to be "A human powered vehicle." A rickshaw has two large wheels and a comfortable pedestal, and has a cover that protects passengers from the rain. Rickshaws were first introduced in Nihonbashi in 1872, approximately 150 years ago, and were used as one of the main modes of transport during the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa periods (around 1930). It was also used to transport geisha and maiko in the Karyukai world (Kagai). You might be worried riding one of these bad boys is expensive, but the price is actually quite reasonable, starting at around 3,000 yen per person, and sometimes you can find discounts for couples. If you make a reservation before sightseeing, you can rest easy knowing you'll have a great time sightseeing. Famous Attractions in Asakusa! Source :YouTube screenshot In the video, rickshaw puller guides you through popular sightseeing spots in Asakusa in English. Starting at 0:51 in the video, the famous golden object you see is the Asahi Breweries Headquarters. At 1:21 in the video, there are spots where you can take a picture of Tokyo Sky Tree. The kabuki character seen at 1:44 in the video, belongs to a souvenir shop where you can buy tabi socks and so on. Of course, don't miss out on Sensoji Temple, which is very popular with tourists visiting Japan. It's introduced at 3:33 in the video. Asakusa has a rickshaw lane on the road, so you can enjoy sightseeing without getting stuck in traffic jams. Summary of Rickshaw Rides in Asakusa Source :YouTube screenshot Many of the part-time rickshaw drivers were once talked about as being good-looking. If you go around the sightseeing spots of Japan by rickshaw, you're sure to have a good time! It's also a good idea to specify your destination, or ask the rickshaw drivers to show you hidden gems that only they know about. In addition to the rickshaws shown in the video, you can also take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, houseboat, or other unusual vehicles when you visit Japan. 【Official Website】Tokyo Asakusa Store | If You're Sightseeing by Rickshaw... | Rickshaw Ebisuya http://ebisuya.com/en/ 【Official Website】Asakusa Tourism | When It Comes to Rickshaws, Nothing Beats Jidaiya https://jidaiya.biz/index-e.html
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Feel the Charm of Oita Prefecture's Rokugo Manzan, Celebrating Its 1300th Anniversary. The Magnificent Temples and Historic Festivals Dating Back to Ancient Times Create a Fascinating Sightseeing Spot Where You Can Learn About Japanese CultureArt & Architecture Local PR
Introducing Rokugo Manzan in Oita Prefecture This video, titled "Rokugo Manzan Kaisan 1300 Years PV (long)" (六郷満山開山1300年PV(long)), was released by "Rokugo Manzan Kaisan 1300 Kunisaki Peninsula Usa Area" (六郷満山開山1300年国東半島宇佐地域). The video introduces a large number of temples that make up Rokugo Manzan in the Usa Jingu area of Oita prefecture in Japan's Kyushu region. Usa Jingu in Oita Prefecture, is the main shrine of Hachiman shrines nationwide and is revered as the guardian deity of the nation. In 2018, many events were held at Oita's Usa Jingu to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the opening of the shrine, and it was visited by many worshipers and tourists. Oita Prefecture's Rokugo Manzan - 1300 Years Since Its Founding Photo：Ashibiki Futagoji Temple, Kongo Rikishi Statue Approximately 1300 years ago, Usa Jingu built a number of temples called Rokugo Manzan in the Kunisaki Peninsula area of Oita Prefecture. Many historical shrines and temples still remain in the surrounding area, making it one of the best tourist spots in Oita prefecture. Hachiman Nadagu (八幡奈多宮), an annex temple of Usa Jingu, houses the statues of the three gods, which are designated as national important cultural properties. From 2:22 in the video, the Buddha statue and manor of Bungotakada can be seen, so be sure to check it out. Explore the Temples of Oita Prefecture's Rokugo Manzan With a Tour of Sacred Sites Photo：Usa Shrine, Oita Prefecture If you want to see Rokugo Manzan, we recommend going along the route that visits the 31 sacred sites and enjoying the beautiful natural landscapes that the area offers. The sacred site pilgrimage that starts from Usa Jingu goes through Fukiji Temple, Denjoji Makiodo, Choanji Temple and Monjusenji Temple. At the end of the pilgrimage you'll find Futagoji Temple. Enjoy exploring the temples while getting Goshuin and Kishuin stamps. Sightseeing at a Historic Festival Held at a Temple in Rokugo Manzan, Oita Prefecture Photo：fire-walking (walking over fire or burning coals) Many festivals with a long history are still held at the temples of Rokugo Manzan. At Gansei-ji Temple, which is introduced at 3:03 in the video, events such as historic firewalking rituals are held. The temple in Kunisaki, introduced at 3:51, also shows the images of a fire worshipping festival. At Usa Jingu, a festival called Gyokoe has been held since the Nara period. You can also observe Rokugo Manzan Mineirigyo, an ascetic practice performed by monks. Summary of Rokugo Manzan in Oita Prefecture Photo：Kure Bridge at Usa Shrine Usa Jingu, which has now celebrated its 1300th anniversary, has many hidden tourist spots where you can enjoy the Instagrammable scenery. The video introduces images of a majestic temples and a rare events. If you're planning a trip to Kyushu, consider a visit to Rokugo Manzan in Oita prefecture to enjoy traditional Japanese culture. 【Official Website】Rokugo Manzan Kaisan 1300 Years ~ The Birthplace of Shinbutsu Shugo｜The Usa Area of Kunisaki Peninsula ~ https://www.millennium-roman.jp/rokugou1300/english/
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The "Toba Fire Festival" - Japan's Most Dangerous Fire Festival Where Men Jump Into Flames Will Have Your Heart Beating Anxiously Just Watching It!Festivals & Events
Introducing the Toba Fire Festival This video, titled "Japan's Most Dangerous Fire Festival – The Toba Fire Festival" (日本一危険な火祭り 鳥羽の火祭り), was released by "AichiTanken." The Toba Fire Festival is a historic festival which is still held to this day at Toba Shinmeisha shrine (鳥羽神明社) in Nishio city (西尾市) in the southern area of Aichi Prefecture (愛知県), located in Japan's Tokai region (東海地方). The official name of the festival is "Toba Daikagaribi" (鳥羽大篝火, ~The Bonfire of Toba). The Toba fire festival, which is thought to have originated approximately 1,200 years ago, has been designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan. What Kind of Event Is The Toba Fire Festival? Source :YouTube screenshot During the Toba festival, area representatives called "Fukuji" (福地) and "Kanji" (乾地) set fire to a gigantic torch called a "Suzumi" (すずみ) which, by the nature of the flames, predicts the following years fortune with regards to weather, harvests, and so on. The representatives of each area, called "Shinotoko" (神男), must be at least 25 years of age and before the festival begins must live in a shrine, refrain from eating and drinking, and cleanse their bodies with water in a purification ritual. Also, on the day of the festival, the Shinotoko must jump into the sea naked as part of said purification ritual. The Shinotoko from the previous year help prepare the current year's Shinotoko during this purification process and teach them how to use the "Yusuribo," a 4-5 meter stick used to hold up the suzumi. The Toba Festival starts with the Shinotoko setting fire to the 5 meter tall, 2 ton "Suzumi." After that, the Shinotoko and helpers race to retrieve the "Shinboku" (神木) and "Juninawa" (十二縄) from inside the Suzumi and present them at the shrine. As you can see in the video, the men, who are dressed in hoods, continually pull down the burning grass to get to the Shinboku and Juninawa. From 1:23 in the video, you can see the men climb the Suzumi as flaming grass falls down around them. The men are often called "Neko" (ネコ) which translates to "cat" in English, because of their clothing and the way in which they jump down from the ladders. It is said that if there is a lot of smoke in the Toba Fire Festival, there will be more rain that year, and if the sound of the bamboo crackling is loud, there will be more thunder. It is also believed that eating with chopsticks made of the bamboo used in this ceremony will prevent dental problems. Recommended Spots in Nishio, Aichi Photo：Sakushima Island Other highlights of Nishio city include Kira Hot Spring (吉良温泉) and the Nishio City Salt Farm Experience (西尾市塩田体験館). The island "Sakushima" (佐久島) is also a popular spot for enjoying contemporary art. If you're planning a trip to Nishio city, we also recommend trying some of the popular local sweets made with Matcha. Summary of the Toba Fire Festival Source :YouTube screenshot The Toba Fire Festival has been featured in the local Aichi news outlet "KATCH" (キャッチ), as well as other websites and tourist information brochures. For those interested in traditional Japanese festivals, we highly recommend taking another look at the video of the Toba Fire Festival! On the day of the festival, many food stands and special viewing areas are set up as well, so be sure to head over to Nishio and enjoy the awesome Toba Fire Festival! ◆Toba Fire Festival – Tobashinmeisha Shrine – Event Information◆ 【Address】444-0704, Aichi prefecture, Nishio city, Tobacho (鳥羽町), Nishibasama (西迫) 89 【Access】10-minute walk from Mikawatoba station (三河鳥羽駅, mikawatobaeki) on the Meitetsu Gamagori Line (名鉄蒲郡線, meitetsugamagoorisen) 【Parking】 Available (approximately 400 spaces at Furusato Park (ふるさと公園), the fish market, etc.) 【Telephone】0563-62-2852 【Tripadvisor】 Toba Shinmeisha Shrine https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1019652-d2005852-Reviews-Toba_Shinmeisha_Temple-Nishio_Aichi_Prefecture_Tokai_Chubu.html
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A Trip to the "Great Snow Corridor," a Stunning Landscape Created by Nature That Towers Over the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route! Enjoy the Great Outdoors of Japan With a Panoramic View of the Northern Alps in Toyama and Nagano!Local PR Travel
About the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Promotional Video This video, titled "(TKAR010) Long Version 'Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Promotional Video' Japan" (（TKAR010）立山黒部アルペンルート long version "Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route promotional video" JAPAN), was released by "[Official] Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Video Channel" (【公式】立山黒部アルペンルート絶景動画チャンネル). The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a popular mountain sightseeing route with a series of 3,000-meter tall mountains. It offers observation decks with incredible views of the Tateyama Mountain range, a sightseeing route through a massive snow wall that appears at 0:48 in the video, and the stunning scenery of the Northern Alps. Check it out in the video! The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Sightseeing Route Photo：Kurobe-daira, cable car The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a 37 km long mountain sightseeing route that starts from Tateyama Station in Toyama Prefecture and ends at Shinano-Omachi (信濃大町, Shinano-Omachi) in Nagano Prefecture. The route starts by taking the cable car from Tateyama Station on the Toyama Prefecture side, seen at 0:58 in the video, to Bijodaira (美女平, Bijodaira), and then to Tateyama Murodo (立山室堂,Tateyama Murodo) via Midagahara (弥陀ヶ原, Midagahara. Murodo is known as the highest station in Japan. You'll be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the Northern Alps from the sightseeing observation deck on Mt. Murodo (室堂山, Murodo-Yama). Explore the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Using Local Transportation! Photo：Kurobe Lake and a ropeway Take the Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus from Murodo to Daikanbo Station, which can be seen at 1:42 in the video. The Tateyama Ropeway takes you to Kurobe-daira (黒部平, Kurobe-daira) from Daikanbo (大観峰, Daikanbo) in just 7 minutes. Take a ride on Japan's longest ropeway, a single-span ropeway with no aerial lift pylons, and experience the beautiful scenery. You can also take the Kurobe Cable Car from Kurobe-daira to Kurobeko (黒部湖, Kurobeko). The Highlight of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route - The Great Snow Corridor Photo：Toyama Prefecture, Yuki no Oya The area around Snow Corridor of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route has the most snowfall on the route. The snow that falls in winter forms two massive wall of snow, and even in mid-May, visitors can walk through a wall of snow more than 10 meters tall. The buses that run through the snow corridor were discontinued in April 2019, but you can still enjoy touring the sights on an environmentally-friendly hybrid bus. The bus may be cancelled depending on the weather, so be sure to check ahead of time and make reservations before your journey. After passing through the Kurobe Dam area of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, you'll be heading to Shinano Omachi, passing through the scenic landscape of Ogisawa (扇沢, Ogisawa) and the Hinatayama Plateau (日向山高原, Hinatayama Kougen). Summary of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Photo：Kurobe Dam and Tateyama Tourism on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route peaks from winter through spring. You should expect there to be a large number of visitors on the route during the peak of the season, as many people will come to see the massive snow corridor. When the weather is nice in the summer, try the sightseeing route from the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route to the summit of Mt. Tsurugi (剱岳, Tsurugi-dake). We also recommend sightseeing in the fall when the Northern Alps are covered in beautiful autumn colors. As shown in the video, wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife that can only be seen here will make your trip unforgettable. 【Official Website】Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Official Guide https://www.alpen-route.com/en/ 【Tripadvisor】Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1121155-d1220498-Reviews-Tateyama_Kurobe_Alpine_Route-Tateyama_machi_Nakaniikawa_gun_Toyama_Prefecture_Ho.html
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Fishing and Snowshoeing in Fukushima Prefecture! Enjoy a Fun-Filled Adventure in the Snowy Landscapes of Mt. Bandai in Winter!Action & Adventure
Winter Activities at Mt. Bandai in Fukushima Prefecture! This video, titled "[Learning About Mt. Bandai] Travel Education: Winter Activities Edition" (【学べる磐梯山】旅育（タビイク）冬のアクティビティ編), was produced by "ponycanyon." In recent years, winter activities in Japan have gained huge popularity among foreign tourists. At Mt. Bandai in winter, introduced in the video, along with skiing and snowboarding, there's a ton of activities to enjoy! Let's take a look at what's in store for you! About Mt. Bandai ©Koichi_Hayakawa Modifying Let's take a look at Mt. Bandai itself. The Aizu-Mt. Bandai area of Fukushima Prefecture is a popular spot visited by many tourists each year. Mt. Bandai is designated as one of the "100 Famous Japanese Mountains" and is located in Fukushima Prefecture where three towns and villages meet. They are: Kita Shiobara (北塩原村, Kita Shiobara-Mura), Bandai (磐梯町, Bandai-Machi), and Inawashiro (猪苗代町, Inawashiro-Machi). Lake Inawashiro (猪苗代湖, Inawashiro-Ko), the fourth largest lake in Japan, is located south of Mt. Bandai. On the north side, there is a place called "Urabandai," which is famous for its group of ponds, which includes Goshiki-Numa (五色沼, Goshiki-Numa), which was formed by a large eruption. The Aizu-Mt. Bandai area is also known as the area where Hideyo Noguchi, the man on the 1,000 yen bill, was born and raised. You can enjoy the superb views of Japan's natural scenery, including the crater of Mt. Bandai, the Lake Inawashiro, pond group, the wetlands of the Mt. Bandai Gold Line, and the Bandai Azuma Skyline that runs along Mt. Bandai. Activities to Enjoy at Mt. Bandai Source :YouTube screenshot At 0:10 in the video, you can see the smelt fishing experience at Gold House Meguro. Smelt fishing under the ice of Lake Hibara (桧原湖, Hibara-Ko) is a ton of fun, and you can even cook your own catch and eating them as tempura! This activity allows you to feel nature's bounty with all five senses, and the video recommends learning the importance of creativity and life by feeling the life at the bottom of the lake. The next activity, introduced at 0:45 in the video, is the snowshoe experience! This wonderful snowshoe trekking experience, provided by Urabandai Mokumoku Nature School, provides a valuable experience of walking through the silver world of Goshiki-Numa. In the video, you can see kids having a blast as they roll around in the snow and play on the snow slide! At 1:18, you can see the farming experience which involves picking cabbage from underneath the snow! Cabbage underneath the snow ripens quickly and can be eaten like a fruit! You can feel the life in the snow country and the wisdom of our ancestors at the same time. More Activities in Winter at Mt. Bandai! Source :YouTube screenshot At the nature-rich Mt. Bandai, you can enjoy activities such as snowmobiling and snow rafting on the ski slopes, as well as trekking along the mountain route. Depending on the weather, you may be able to see ice covered trees at the Aizu-Mt. Bandai area in winter. Canoeing on the lake in winter also makes for a great experience. Even beginners can safely enjoy the activities, as their are guides and instructors to help you learn. There's also Mt. Bandai Onsen Hotel and Hoshino Resort nearby, so we recommend making a reservation for your stay. Summary of Winter Activities at Mt. Bandai Source :YouTube screenshot The video describes itself as "Learning About a Snowy Paradise" and introduces the splendor of using all 5 senses in the beautiful natural landscapes of Japan. If you're interested in winter activities in Japan, be sure to check out the video and visit Mt. Bandai when you have the chance! 【Official Website】Mt. Bandai – Urabandai Tourist Association https://www.urabandai-inf.com/en/ 【Tripadovisor】Mt. Bandai https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1120477-d555801-Reviews-Mount_Bandaisan-Yama_gun_Fukushima_Prefecture_Tohoku.html
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Kisarazu, Chiba - Famous for 'Kisarazu Cat's Eye' and the Rock Band 'Kishidan'! Be Captivated by the Town Where Life and Nature Coexist as One!Local PR
What Kind of Tourist Spot Is Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture? This video, titled "[Kisarazu PR Video] A City for the Future｜English-Subtitled Version" (【木更津市PR動画】未来につながるまち 英字幕ver), was released by "Kisarazu Promo Channel" (きさらづプロモチャンネル). Kisarazu is known as the holy lands of the famous TV drama "Kisarazu Cat's Eye." It's also here in Kisarazu that the popular artist group "Kishidan" was formed. In this article, we'll introduce the charm of Kisarazu, a port city in Chiba prefecture, alongside the video. Recommended Tourist Spots in Kisarazu, Chiba Photo：Nakanoshima Bridge Nakanoshima Bridge in Kisarazu, Chiba prefecture, shown at 1:52 in the video, is the highest pedestrian bridge in Japan at 27 meters tall and 236 meters long. From the top of the crimson red bridge, you can see a magnificent view of the sea and Mt. Fuji in the distance, earning it the nickname "Lover's Sanctuary." Kisarazu's Egawa Beach is a hidden tourist spot where you can enjoy digging for clams in the early summer. If you want to enjoy activities in the outdoors, be sure to visit the sea in Kisarazu. Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu, where you can enjoy shopping, is another popular spot. Festivals in Kisarazu, Chiba Photo：Chiba Prefecture, Kisarazu Port Festival Fireworks Festival In Kisarazu, Chiba there are many festivals held throughout the year where you can experience Japanese culture. One that is especially famous is the event "Yassai Mossai" which is held on August 14th and 15th every year, which can be seen from 1:59 in the video. "Yassai Mossai," which is held as one of Kisarazu Port's festivals, is a historic festival where the people of the city dance and parade down the main street. The Kisarazu Port Festival Fireworks Festival is also held on the 15th, and the roadside where you can enjoy local gourmet food is crowded with people who come to see the awesome display. In addition, there's the annual festival of Yatsurugi Hachiman Shrine held in July, in which mikoshi (portable shrines) are carried around, as well as Nakajima Bontentate held in January, so be sure to visit them. Access To Kisarazu, Chiba Photo：Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo Bay Aqua Line The appeal of Kisarazu is that it only takes about 15 minutes to reach Kawasaki using the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line. There are also buses to and from Tokyo from Chiba Station via the Aqua Kaneda Bus Terminal. We also recommend the Umihotaru Parking Area for sightseeing around Kisarazu. The Ken-o Expressway also gives you easy access to Narita Airport. If you're going by car, stop by Roadside Station Kisarazu Umakuta-no-sato for sightseeing. Summary of the Easily Accessible Kisarazu, Chiba Photo：Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo Bay Aqua Line As you can see from the video we introduced, Kisarazu, Chiba is considered a tourist destination with excellent access. Be sure to stop by the many tourist spots and have a wonderful time! 【Official Website】Kisarazu Chiba Prefecture City Hall Website https://www.city.kisarazu.lg.jp/about/foreignlanguage.html
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