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奥定山渓温泉 佳松御苑
Dec. 22, 2022
Kashogyōen, a Okujozankei Onsen Kasho Gyoen seasonal culinary inn, opened in 1989 and has been loved by many guests for a long time. In June 2022 (Reiwa 4), the restaurant and lobby were expanded and reopened facing the pond. The entrance where the hotel welcomes guests is a garden surrounded by trees and plants such as todomatsu, maple, and maple, and you can enjoy an extraordinary space just by stepping inside. Kamatsu Gyoen has a total of 23 guest rooms. It is a Japanese suite room with a "forest observation bath" in all rooms. From the windows of the rooms and the observation bath, you can see the beautiful scenery of the four seasons, and it is a luxurious space surrounded by nature. The rooms at "Kurenai" and "Ai" also have a terrace. The hot spring that Kamatsu Gyoen is proud of is a hydrogen carbonate spring, which is the hot spring quality of the three great beauties, and you will feel your skin become smooth. Please enjoy it slowly while enjoying the ancient forest that spreads all over the window. In addition, the spa and treatment salon "Biyute / Bi-You-te" offers various courses such as facial décolleté treatment, body treatment, and foot hand treatment. For those who want to relax and heal their fatigue in their room, we recommend Thai traditional massage. Massage and loosen your body warmed in the hot spring in your room with a slow rhythm. There is no need to move or change clothes, so you can spend a relaxing time both physically and mentally. The restaurant was renovated and expanded in early summer 2022. Hokkaido local ingredients are made into an impressive dish by the hands of an Italian chef. The sommelier will also suggest champagne, red and white wines to match your meal. To book a stay, please visit the official website listed in your profile. We offer a variety of plans to welcome you. ◆Kamatsu Gyoen Facility Information Details◆ 【Address】〒061-2301 857 Jozankei, Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 【Phone number】011-598-2661 【Access (Shuttle Bus)】 A free shuttle bus runs from Sapporo Station every day. Reservations are required, so please contact us by phone. 【Access (by car)】 About 1 hour and 25 minutes from New Chitose Airport About 1 hour and 10 minutes from JR Sapporo Station
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COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Management
Dec. 14, 2022
Introducing the post of the official account of Ryokan Rian in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture "Chiba Kamogawa Onsen Rian / Lien"! The view from the guest room open-air bath is superb. The ocean-view rooms have an open-air hot spring bath and an indoor bath, so you can enjoy a private space. We also offer in-room dining and completely private dining style. Please check the official website for details.
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千葉 鴨川温泉 璃庵 / Lien
Nov. 22, 2022
Chiba Kamogawa Onsen Rian. It opened on August 8, 2022.

From your room, you can see the morning sun rising from the Pacific Ocean in front of you. The open-air bath while watching the morning sun is the best. The sunlight reflected in the water basin in front of you is also beautiful, and the sound of the wind and sea invites customers to relax. If you walk on the deck connected to the open-air bath, there is a sofa, so you can relax while looking at the sea.

"There is no large bath in Lian."

That's because I want you to spend a private and relaxing time.

An open-air bath with your favorite sake in hand...

While talking to the people I love...

Treat yourself...

We look forward to seeing you there.
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  • Kanto region
千葉 鴨川温泉 璃庵 / Lien
Dec. 7, 2022
Chiba Kamogawa Onsen Rian. At Rian, you can enjoy the special salt with the strong steak at dinner. All of this salt is made by hand in Katsuura and is often backordered. Salt made with seawater on the day of the full moon "Full Moon Hour". This salt impressed the board length. Please enjoy it with delicious meat. Made with seawater assembled on the day of the new moon, the "New Moon Hour" has a completely different taste from the time of the full moon. Strange, isn't it? At Lian, the new moon tick is also served to customers for tasting. Please ask the staff. There is no souvenir corner yet, but we sell this salt and the proprietress's recommended "warabi mochi" that you enjoy at check-in. This product is not for sale in the store. It is a dish that is sure to be appreciated as a souvenir! !! Warabi mochi 6pcs ¥1,800 Salt 100g ¥1,300
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COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Management
Dec. 6, 2022
Introducing the post of the official account of Ryokan Rian in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture "Chiba Kamogawa Onsen Rian / Lien"! The calm Japanese-style architecture and the open rooms with open-air hot spring baths are attractive. Kamogawa Onsen Rian, which opened in August 2022, is a great location overlooking the Taihai coast. In addition to the ocean view rooms, you can enjoy the finest fish dishes caught in Boso.
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千葉 鴨川温泉 璃庵 / Lien
Nov. 3, 2022 (edited)
Chiba Kamogawa Onsen Rian. It opened on August 8, 2022.
A Japanese-style building built in the image of an old Japan inn. Gentle wood warmth, fragrance. And the sea spreads out in front of you. The water basins in front of the room and lobby reflect the moon at night and ripple with the wind, making the open-air bath at night even more wonderful. The open-air bath is just about the size of stretching your legs.
You can spend a relaxing time looking up at the sky.

At the beginning of OPENING, there were no trees between the private house and the inn, and the view was too good, but now you can only see a little outside through the gap in the vegetation at a height that does not bother the private house, and you can no longer worry about the line of sight opposite. Stay tuned for new photos. Of course, you can overlook the beautiful sea.

There are 10 rooms in total. Four of them are dining rooms. The restaurant is a private room with a view of the mountain side.

The room we are introducing today is "Tsuruun".

[ CONCEPT ]
<Auspicious pattern: Futatsumaru Ryu> × < Theme color: Blue blue>
The dragon is revered as a god of water and has deepened people's faith as a symbol of protection and fertility. The powerful "Futatsumaru Ryu" is the design motif.
With the theme color "blue blue" reminiscent of the mountains that spread around Lian, the interior and furniture are coordinated.

【Guest room type】
Detached Japanese-style room 10 tatami mats, dining room, bedroom (Simmons 2 semi-double beds) (85m²)
Hot spring open-air bath (Kamogawa Onsen "Nagisa-no-yu") + indoor bath / terrace
【Capacity】
2 people (up to 5 people)
【Room Facilities】
Air conditioning / Western-style toilet (washlet) / Safe / Moobibear High-speed balanced ion dryer / 55-inch TV (with NETFLIX viewing) / Wireless LAN / Refrigerator / Electric kettle / Espresso machine / Tea set / Air dog (high-performance air purifier)
*All rooms are non-smoking. (If you are a smoker, please use the designated smoking area in the building.)
【Amenities】
* Women's amenities use "POLA B.A"
Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, body milk (all use natural foundation from Italian organic)
/ 3 types of towels / Sakumi robe / Pajamas / Tabi socks
【Meals】
In-room dining in the private dining room

If you mention "I watched COOL JAPAN VIDEOS" at the time of reservation, we will give one drink of your choice from the glass provided to all guests.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

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  • Hot springs
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  • Chiba Prefecture
  • Kamogawa
  • Kanto region
COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Photo Contest PR
Dec. 5, 2022
Introducing the photos posted on "Everyone's Post"! This is a pickup post of the inbound tourism information SNS "Cool Japan Video". Today, I would like to introduce Harumi Nozaki's post "Lights of Kurokawa Onsen in Aso". The warm light of the hot spring and the harmony of nature are superb. Kurokawa Onsen is located in Minamioguni-cho, Aso County, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu region, which received two stars in the 2009 Michelin Green Guide Japan. "Yuakari" is a light-up event held at Kurokawa Onsen in winter. It started in 2012 and celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. The main spot for hot spring lighting is around Marusuzubashi Bridge over the Tanohara River that flows through Kurokawa Onsen. About 300 spherical "Kuri lanterns" are hung, and the fantastic scenery with tube lanterns is also lit, and it goes well with the snow. For viewing the hot spring light, we also recommend the hot spring inn where you can see the hot water. ・Kurokawa Onsen Yamabiko Ryokan You can see the Tanohara River from the corridor of the Yamabiko Ryokan. There are two types of hot springs and are popular as "double beautiful skin hot water". You can also enjoy open-air baths and various private baths. ・Historical inn Located about a 1-minute walk from Marusuzubashi Bridge, this inn has a long history dating back to the mid-Edo period. Pure Japanese-style rooms and 7 hot springs are attractive. ◆Hot water◆ 【Date】2023 will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 ~ Sunday, April 2, 2023 【Lighting time】Evening~22:00 【Participation fee】Free 【Address】Minamioguni-cho, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Event information for 2023 will be released sequentially. Please check the official website.
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野崎 晴美
Dec. 2, 2022
It is one of the lights of Kurokawa Onsen in Aso when I went to see it this winterThis 😄✨ place is snowy ❄ and cold in winter, but I forgot the cold and was fascinated 🥰 by the wonderful scenery It is 😊 a smartphone shoot.
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COOL JAPAN VIDEOS Photo Contest PR
Nov. 25, 2022
Introducing the photos posted on "Everyone's Post"! This is a pickup post of the inbound tourism information SNS "Cool Japan Video". Today, I would like to introduce "KSK1991FKSM" post "Snowy scenery of Ginzan Onsen". The retro cityscape illuminated by the warm streets is a beautiful piece. Ginzan Onsen is a hot spring town located in Obanazawa City, Yamagata Prefecture in the Tohoku region, which has been selected as the "No. 1 hot spring atmosphere of the East". The nostalgic scenery of inns built from the end of the Taisho period to the early Showa period is impressive. The old-fashioned cityscape is also famous as a filming location for the drama "Oshin" and is said to have been the model for the Ghibli movie "Spirited Away". Not only in the daytime, but also in the fantastic night view with the sparkling streets, it is also popular as an Instagrammable spot. Along the river of Ginzan Onsen, there are many inns where you can enjoy the Taisho romance. Among them, we recommend the popular ryokan "Ginzan Onsen Traditional Inn Furuyamakaku", a colorless and transparent 100% free-flowing hot spring, and you can also enjoy a private open-air bath made of cypress. The registered cultural property inn "Notoya Ryokan" is a three-story wooden inn where you can feel the world view of Spirited Away. The hot springs have open-air baths and cave baths, and dishes such as Obanazawa beef and duck made with local ingredients are also attractive. For day trips, we also recommend the communal bath Shirogane-yu (usage fee 500 yen) and the free Waraku Foot Bath. ◆Access ◆ About 3 hours by Yamagata Shinkansen from Tokyo + 40 minutes by direct bus 【For day trips】 Parking at the "Shared Parking Lot" and "Taisho Roman Museum Mae" (There is no day-trip sightseeing parking lot beyond the shared parking lot) From each parking lot, take a paid bus.
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ksk1991fksm
Oct. 16, 2020
Snowy scenery of Ginzan Hot Spring.
The shining cityscape is beautiful.
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千葉 鴨川温泉 璃庵 / Lien
Nov. 20, 2022
This is an introduction to amenities and rental items at Kamogawa Onsen Rian. I am wondering what kind of cosmetics are used in the inn. Lian uses POLA's very popular series B.A skincare as a women's cosmetics. Your skin may wake up overnight... Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and body milk all use a natural foundation made from Italian organic. High quality organic conditioner from Italy Contains olive extract for moist and beautiful hair! For hair with a smooth texture. Based on olive fruit oil rich in vitamin E, it contains various organic ingredients such as calendula flower extract (calendula), which has the effect of moisturizing the scalp and hair. 【Rental items】 ・Mobile phone charger ・Iron ・Ironing board ・Nail clippers ・Tweezers ・Blood pressure monitor ・Thermometer ・Pharmaceuticals ・Sanitary ・Sewing set ・Extension cord
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千葉 鴨川温泉 璃庵 / Lien
Nov. 3, 2022
Chiba Kamogawa Onsen Rian. It opened on August 8, 2022. A Japanese-style building built in the image of an old Japan inn. Gentle wood warmth, fragrance. And the sea spreads out in front of you. The water basins in front of the room and lobby reflect the moon at night and ripple with the wind, making the open-air bath at night even more wonderful. The open-air bath is just about the size of stretching your legs. You can spend a relaxing time looking up at the sky. At the beginning of OPENING, there were no trees between the private house and the inn, and the view was too good, but now you can only see a little outside through the gap in the vegetation at a height that does not bother the private house, and you can no longer worry about the line of sight opposite. Stay tuned for new photos. Of course, you can overlook the beautiful sea. There are 10 rooms in total. Four of them are dining rooms. The restaurant is a private room with a view of the mountain side. The room we are introducing today is "Tsuruun". [ CONCEPT ] <Auspicious pattern: Futatsumaru Ryu> × < Theme color: Blue blue> The dragon is revered as a god of water and has deepened people's faith as a symbol of protection and fertility. The powerful "Futatsumaru Ryu" is the design motif. With the theme color "blue blue" reminiscent of the mountains that spread around Lian, the interior and furniture are coordinated. 【Guest room type】 Detached Japanese-style room 10 tatami mats, dining room, bedroom (Simmons 2 semi-double beds) (85m²) Hot spring open-air bath (Kamogawa Onsen "Nagisa-no-yu") + indoor bath / terrace 【Capacity】 2 people (up to 5 people) 【Room Facilities】 Air conditioning / Western-style toilet (washlet) / Safe / Moobibear High-speed balanced ion dryer / 55-inch TV (with NETFLIX viewing) / Wireless LAN / Refrigerator / Electric kettle / Espresso machine / Tea set / Air dog (high-performance air purifier) *All rooms are non-smoking. (If you are a smoker, please use the designated smoking area in the building.) 【Amenities】 * Women's amenities use "POLA B.A" Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, body milk (all use natural foundation from Italian organic) / 3 types of towels / Sakumi robe / Pajamas / Tabi socks 【Meals】 In-room dining in the private dining room If you mention "I watched COOL JAPAN VIDEOS" at the time of reservation, we will give one drink of your choice from the glass provided to all guests. We look forward to seeing you there!! kamogawalien.com/
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  • Seafood
  • Chiba Prefecture
  • Kamogawa
千葉 鴨川温泉 璃庵 / Lien
Nov. 1, 2022
Kamogawa Onsen is Rian. It opened on August 8, 2022. A Japanese-style building built in the image of an old Japan inn. Gentle wood warmth, fragrance. And the sea spreads out in front of you. The water basins in front of the room and lobby reflect the moon at night and ripple with the wind, making the open-air bath at night even more wonderful. The open-air bath is just about the size of stretching your legs. You can spend a relaxing time looking up at the sky. At the beginning of OPENING, there were no trees between the private house and the inn, and the view was too good, but now you can only see a little outside through the gap in the vegetation at a height that does not bother the private house, and you can no longer worry about the line of sight opposite. Stay tuned for new photos. Of course, you can overlook the beautiful sea. There are 10 rooms in total. Four of them are dining rooms. The restaurant is a private room with a view of the mountain side. The room we are introducing today is "Shiun". [ CONCEPT ] <Auspicious pattern: Futatsumaru Ryu> × < Theme color: Blue blue> The dragon is revered as a god of water and has deepened people's faith as a symbol of protection and fertility. The powerful "Futatsumaru Ryu" is the design motif. With the theme color "blue blue" reminiscent of the mountains that spread around Lian, the interior and furniture are coordinated. 【Guest room type】 Western-style room, bedroom (Simmons 2 semi-double beds) (70m²) * Barrier-free hot spring open-air bath (Kamogawa Onsen "Nagisa-no-yu") + indoor bath / terrace 【Capacity】 2 people (up to 3 people) 【Room Facilities】 Air conditioning / Western-style toilet (washlet) / Safe / Moobibear High-speed balanced ion dryer / 55-inch TV (with NETFLIX viewing) / Wireless LAN / Refrigerator / Electric kettle / Espresso machine / Tea set / Air dog (high-performance air purifier) *All rooms are non-smoking. (If you are a smoker, please use the designated smoking area in the building.) 【Amenities】 * Women's amenities use "POLA B.A" Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, body milk (all use natural foundation from Italian organic) / 3 types of towels / Sakumi robe / Pajamas / Tabi socks 【Meals】 We will prepare it in a completely private room style dining "Ren" If you mention "I watched COOL JAPAN VIDEOS" at the time of reservation, we will give one drink of your choice from the glass provided to all guests. We look forward to seeing you there!! kamogawalien.com/
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Jan. 24, 2022
[English] The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided to apply priority measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus since last week, and Tokyo residents will have to refrain from activities for about three weeks. Due to the new coronavirus, people have been spending more and more vacations at home as "stayhome" since 2020. How do Japanese people spend their vacations? Let's take a look at it along with Japanese culture. 1) Games Japanese games have become popular all over the world due to the Corona disaster. For example, games in which you build your own room or town and interact with your friends, or games in which you run and stretch like in a gym are especially popular. Also, games that used to be board games are now being played online, expanding the possibilities of games. With the recent establishment of high schools for e-sports (games as sports) in Japan, it is clear that games are becoming an important content for Japan. 2) Bath time Japanese people love to take a bath in the bathtub. Many of them go on trips to hot springs during long vacations, and those who have given up on their trips due to stay-home are said to buy various bath salts in order to feel a little like they are on vacation. As a result, some companies reportedly had record sales of bath salts last year. Do you use bath salts in your country? I hope you will try them when you come to Japan. 3) Plastic models Have you ever heard of plastic models? Plastic models are dolls made of plastic, and you can assemble and paint them yourself. In Japan, they have long been sold as children's toys, but since the Corona disaster, they have become popular not only among children but also among adults. In particular, plastic models of anime are very popular. If you are ever in Japan, you might want to buy one as a souvenir. Extras There is a character that has become famous in Corona. It is "Amabie. Amabie has been appearing in books for the past 150 years as a monster that eliminates plague. Before the corona virus, Amabie was a character known only to a few people who liked yokai, but after the corona virus spread, his recognition increased mainly through social networking sites, and now he is recognized by most of the people in Japan. In the city, you can see many products with Amabie's picture on them. Please try to look for them. Our school also offers online classes. In addition to classes, we also offer online yoga, online origami classes, and other fun activities. If you are interested, please contact us and we will explain the school via zoom. Please feel free to contact us. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government decided to apply priority measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus from last week, and Tokyo residents have decided to refrain from activities for about three weeks. Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, since 2020, I have been spending more of my days off at home as "Stay Home". How do Japanese people spend their days off? Let's take a look at it together with Japanese culture. (1) Games Japanese games became popular worldwide in Coronavirus pandemic. For example, creating your own room or city to socialize with friends, or running like a gym or stretching game are especially popular. In addition, what used to be a board game is now being played online, and games are expanding various possibilities. In Japan, high schools for e-sports (which consider games as sports competitions) have recently been established, indicating that games have become an important content for Japan. (2) Bath time Japanese people like to take a bath. Also, during long vacations, many people go on trips to take a dip in hot springs. It seems that people who have given up traveling at Stayhome buy various bath salts to enjoy the feeling of traveling as much as possible. As a result, some companies had record sales of bath salts last year. Do you have bath salts in your country? Please give it a try when you come to Japan. (3) Plastic model Do you know plastic models? Plastic models are dolls made of plastic, which you can assemble or color yourself. In Japan, it has been sold as a children's toy for a long time, but since its Coronavirus pandemic, it has become popular not only with children but also with adults. In particular, anime plastic models are popular. If you can come to Japan, you may want to buy it as a souvenir. Extra Edition There is a character who became famous in Corona. It is "Amabie". "Amabie" has been appearing in books for 150 years as a yokai that eliminates plagues. Before the coronavirus epidemic, the character was only used by a few yokai lovers, but since the coronavirus spread, it has become more recognized mainly on SNS, and is now recognized by most of the public. In the city, you can see many products with pictures of Amabie. Please look for it. We also offer online classes. In addition to classes, we also offer online yoga and online origami classes. If you are interested, please contact us and we will explain the school via Zoom.
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Nov. 15, 2021
[English/Japanese] This time, I'd like to continue my introduction to manners. This time, it's about manners when using leisure facilities. Manners at amusement parks At our Japanese language school, we have field trips several times a year. The locations include amusement parks, zoos, and other facilities. For this reason, we go over the precautions in class before the field trip. In this article, I would like to introduce some of these precautions. Tattoos are more common among international students compared to Japanese. Many leisure facilities in Japan refuse to accept people with visible tattoos. At one Japanese language school, there was a case where a student was not allowed to enter the facility because they did not check beforehand. Some facilities will allow you to enter if you are invisible, so you may want to carry a jacket even in the summer. However, this is not possible in the case of swimming pools, so give up using the facilities. Also, many places prohibit taking pictures using selfie sticks and live streaming of social networking sites. Be sure to check the precautions beforehand before you go. Onsen(hot spring)Manners It is difficult for even Japanese people to understand all the rules and manners of hot springs and public baths. For this reason, I often hear from international students that they have yet to try them because it seems too difficult to know how to enter. So what kind of rules and manners are there in onsen and sento? The first thing you must do before entering an onsen is to take a "kakeyu," which means to pour hot water on your body to remove dirt from your body before entering the onsen. There are also other things to keep in mind when washing your body. In hot spring facilities, the chairs used for washing your body are shared. Be sure to wash the chair well before putting it away when you are done using it. Also, women should tie their hair up when they enter the onsen. Do not put anything other than your body in the hot spring. The same goes for towels. Leave your towel in the luggage area or put it on your head. If it is your first time in a hot spring, be careful not to stay in the hot spring too long. If you are not used to hot springs, you may get sick. Hydrate frequently while bathing. Even Japanese people sometimes forget the detailed rules, so most onsen facilities have written instructions on how to enter the onsen. There are also YouTube videos that show you how to get in and out of the onsen, so please check them out. Manners in the Park Lastly, I would like to introduce the manners of the parks that are closest to us. I often hear foreigners talking about how parks in Japan are not very free. There are sometimes foreign students who get into trouble in the parks, so it is important to learn park manners as well. One of the most common problems I hear about is foreign students taking fruits and nuts from trees planted in the park. The trees and flowers planted in the park basically belong to the park, so you should not take them home. There are also many people who break the branches of cherry trees during the cherry blossom season. There is a Japanese proverb that says, “Fools who cut cherry trees. Fools who do not cut plum trees." If you cut off an important branch of a cherry tree, it may start to rot. Never cut cherry blossoms, no matter how beautiful they are. Also, I am sometimes asked by students if they can play soccer with their friends in the park. In most parks, you are not allowed to use a ball. Therefore, if you want to play soccer, you need to make a reservation at a local ground. For more information, ask your school teacher or a Japanese person close to you. These are just a few of the things I introduced here. Please be sure to check the website of any leisure facilities you wish to use. Our school offers related classes before and after the field trip. It is a popular way for students to deepen their understanding of Japan, not only by playing but also by learning. I hope that everyone will try to learn about Japanese culture from various places in Japan. This time, I will continue to introduce manners as before. This time it is manners when using leisure facilities. Amusement park manners The Japanese school conducts field trips several times a year. Locations include amusement parks, zoos, and other facilities. Therefore, we will check the precautions during class before the field trip. In this article, we will introduce some of the precautions. Tattoos are more common among international students than among Japan people. Many leisure facilities in Japan refuse people who have tattoos where they can see them. In one Japanese school, students were not allowed into the facility because they did not check in advance. If you can't see it, some facilities allow you to enter the park, so it may be a good idea to bring a jacket even in summer. However, in the case of a pool, this is not possible, so give up using the facilities. In addition, many places prohibit taking photos using selfie sticks and live streaming on SNS. Be sure to check the precautions in advance before going. Onsen manners It is difficult for even Japan people to understand all the rules and manners of hot springs and public baths. For this reason, I often hear from international students that they have not yet been able to take on the challenge because it seems difficult to get in. So, what kind of rules and manners are there in hot springs and public baths? First of all, what you need to do before entering the hot spring is "kakeyu". "Kakeyu" is a hot water that is poured on the body for the purpose of removing dirt from the body before entering the hot spring. It also means getting your body used to the hot water by doing "kakeyu". There are other points to be aware of when washing your body. At the hot spring facility, the chairs used to wash the body are shared. When you're done using it, be sure to wash the chair thoroughly before putting it away. Also, if you are a woman, you should tie your hair when you enter the onsen. Please be careful not to get anything other than your body in the hot spring. It's the same with towels. Leave your towel in the luggage storage area or put it on your head. If you are entering a hot spring for the first time, please be careful not to soak in the hot spring for too long. Some people sometimes get sick if they are not used to hot springs. Drink water frequently while bathing. Even Japan people may forget the detailed rules, so most hot spring facilities have precautions for how to enter. Also, some of them are published on YouTube, etc., so please take a look. Park manners Finally, I would like to introduce the manners of the park that is closest to us. I often hear foreigners say that there is little freedom in Japan parks. There are international students who sometimes cause trouble in the park, so be sure to learn the manners of the park. One of the problems I often hear about international students is taking nuts and fruits from trees planted in parks. The trees and flowers planted in the park are basically from the park, so do not take them home. In addition, many people break the branches of the cherry blossoms when the cherry blossom season comes. There is a Japan proverb that says, "An idiot who cuts cherry blossoms, an idiot who does not cut plums." If you cut off an important branch of a cherry tree, it may start to rot from there. Never cut it, no matter how clean it is. Also, students sometimes ask me if I want to play soccer with my friends but can play it at the park. Most parks are not allowed to use balls. Therefore, if you want to play soccer, you need to make a reservation for a local ground. For details, please ask your school teacher or a Japan close to you. These are just a few. When using leisure facilities, please be sure to check in advance. At our school, we offer classes related to before and after field trips. You can not only play, but also learn, so it is popular that it deepens your understanding of Japan. I hope you will learn about Japan culture from various places in the Japan.
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Oct. 12, 2021
[English/Japanese] Continuing from last week, I would like to introduce some of the behaviors and conversations that international students find strange when communicating with Japanese people. Shy Japanese? International students often tell me that many Japanese people are shy. When I ask them why, they say that many Japanese do not express their opinions clearly, do not make eye contact, and are shy about dancing or singing in public. Do you think that Japanese people are really shy? In Japan, modesty and mutual respect have long been regarded as virtues. For this reason, I think many Japanese people are careful to avoid doing anything that might draw attention to themselves. However, there is one situation where shy Japanese people can act boldly. One of them is hot springs. International students often say that it is strange that Japanese people are so shy that they show their nakedness to others and take a bath together. They also say the same thing about Japanese people who cosplay at anime events. When it comes to hot springs, the reason given is that it is a part of Japanese culture that they have grown accustomed to, so few Japanese question it. Also, cosplaying is a way to "be someone else," and many people are open to it. ✌ In your country, what kind of poses do you take when taking photos? When you take photos at your Japanese language school, you can discover the differences between countries. For example, male students from Nepal and Bangladesh "wear sunglasses and put their hands in their pockets and hold them at an angle," while female students from Asian countries who like Korean culture "make a heart with their index finger and thumb overlapping. And most Japanese teachers make the "peace sign". There are many theories as to why Japanese people make the peace sign. Some foreign students think that Japanese people are boring when it comes to posing for photos. However, for shy Japanese who feel embarrassed to be true, it may be a relief to have a standard pose. Different Personalities in Different Regions When people talk about the personality of the Japanese, they are often referring to the Japanese living in the Tokyo area. So, are Japanese people in other areas the same as in Tokyo? Osaka is famous for being different from the typical Japanese character. Osaka has prospered as a city of commerce and is home to many people who like to talk and make people laugh. For this reason, I often hear foreign students who have visited Osaka for the first time or who have talked with people from Osaka say that they do not feel like Japanese. Also, being located in the southernmost part of Japan, Okinawa has a large number of people who love to dance and sing. Just like the climate, the people in Okinawa are warm and cheerful. On the other hand, people in colder areas such as Tohoku are more humble and less talkative than those in Tokyo. Even in the same region of Japan, the atmosphere of the people differs depending on the region, so please try talking to Japanese people in different regions. Over the past two weeks, I have introduced the personality and behavior of Japanese people. International students who have just arrived in Japan often have misunderstandings about the behavior of Japanese people. In order to reduce such misunderstandings, Japanese language schools offer classes on Japanese culture as well as on the character of Japanese people. Please come and observe our classes. Continuing from last week, I would like to introduce the actions and conversations that international students thought "Japan people are strange" when communicating with Japan people. Shy Japan? International students often say that many Japan people are shy. When asked why, they say, "I don't express my opinion clearly," "I don't make eye contact," and "I am shy about dancing or singing in public." Do you think Japan people are really shy? It has long been a virtue for Japan to be humble and to give in. Therefore, I think there are many people who are careful not to do anything that attracts Japan attention of themselves. But why would such a shy Japan do such a thing? There are also situations where I have doubts. It is a hot spring. International students often tell me that it is strange to show others their nakedness and take a bath together, even though they are Japan shy. There are also similar opinions about Japan people who cosplay at anime events. When it comes to hot springs, the reason is that few people have doubts about them because they are familiar with Japan Japan culture. Also, cosplay is about "becoming a different you," and many people open up. ✌ What kind of pose do you take when taking photos in your country? Taking photos at Japanese schools allows you to discover differences between countries. Male students from Nepal and Bangladesh "put their hands in their pockets with sunglasses and hold them diagonally," while Asian female students who like Korean culture "put their index fingers and thumbs on top of each other to make a heart." And Japan teachers mostly make a "peace sign". There are theories as to why Japan people do pieces. Some international students find it boring to pose for photos of Japan people. However, for shy Japan who find photography embarrassing, it may be reassuring to have a standard pose. Personality varies by region When talking about the personality of Japan people, most of them are aimed at "Japan people living in the suburbs of Tokyo". So, are Japan people in other regions the same as in Tokyo? Osaka is famous for being different from the typical Japan personality. Osaka is a thriving city of business, and there are many people who like to talk and want to make people laugh. For this reason, I often hear from international students who visit Osaka for the first time or who have spoken with people from Osaka that they are not like Japan people. Also, Okinawa, which is located in the southernmost part of the Japan, has many people who love to dance and sing. Like the climate, the people are warm and cheerful people live here. On the other hand, there is an image that in cold regions such as Tohoku, there are even more humble people and fewer words than in Tokyo. Even in the same Japan, the atmosphere of people differs depending on the region, so please try talking to Japan people from various regions. Over the course of two weeks, we introduced the personalities and behaviors of Japan people. International students who have just arrived at Japan often misunderstand the behavior of Japan others. In Japanese schools, in order to reduce such misunderstandings, the Japan culture and the personality of the Japan person are also dealt with in class. Please come and observe the class.
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Dylan Gibson
Jan. 10, 2021
Really been loving the snowscapes on here recently. Never got the chance to visit Nyuto Onsen when I was in Akita but I had some friends who went and they all said it was amazing. I can imagine how nice some warm hot springs would be in the middle of a heavy winter like this too lol. Planning on visiting Akita when I get the chance again (probably going to be a while) so I'll have to stop by for a dip if I get the chance. The thing I really loved about Akita was seeing all of the natural landscapes. All the rice paddies and natural greenery was really something else. I remember when I went to Kakunodate and saw the samurai houses there was a small mountain with some castle ruins on top and it had a really good view of the area from the top. It was also spring when I went so I got to see the cherry blossoms on the river bank which were incredible too... overall great place
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橋口 杏菜
Jan. 9, 2021 (edited)
Nito Onsen Village in Akita Prefecture.
In the middle of a winter night in January, the orange of the flame created a warm feeling in the old-fashioned wooden inn. This is winter 🇯🇵 in Japan
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Dylan Gibson
Dec. 17, 2020
Another thing that's so amazing about Japan. The nature here is just incredible. Back where I'm from, there's no way you'd find a place that's just nestled amongst the trees like this. On top of that, the rustic feel just completely removes you from the every day city life. What's even more amazing about this is that it's not like this is something that's uncommon and can only be found in a select few places. Gorgeous places like this can be found all over Japan, and they all have something unique about them. It's like everywhere you look there's something beautiful to be found. That food looks amazing too! lol
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Enjoy Traditional Japanese Scenery and the Myoken Onsen Spa at "Wasure no Sato Gajoen" in Kagoshima Prefecture! The Thatched-Roofed Inn, Surrounded by Lush Mountains, Is Sure to Make For a Lifelong Memory!

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