• fukui
  • 7/31/1987
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I love traveling and taking pictures!

40 Travel Tips [1-20]


The caves named Gembu, Byakko, Suzaku and Seiryo, names of four gods 'Shijin'. Gembu-dou Park has the impressive scenery formed by the nature! Here you can see the mysterious geographical features called 'Columnar Jointing', the piled up rocks like hexagonal prism.


The autumn foliage of Arashiyama. Hogon-in Temple is usually closed, but it admits you to the garden only in spring and autumn. The autumn colored trees are lightened up at night and show us the different scenes from daytime.


Best viewing season is between the end of October and the beginning of November. After you enjoy a light trekking, a breathtaking beautiful scenery of colorful foliage waits for you.


Gokayama has some 'Gassho Zukuri' (steep roofed) houses even now. Among them, a house of Iwase family, you can get the stories of the village's history, the house structure, and look inside the house. Enjoy the glimpse of life of people living at 'Gassho Zukuri' house.


Kar is the land created by glacial erosion. At the Japan Central Alps, Senjojiki Kar, you can see the different sceneries that change every seasons such as flowers and colored leaves. When you get off the ropeway and stand at 2612 meters above the ground, there's a superb panoramic view that I can say worth seeing.


At Ecchu-yatsuo, Toyama, 'Owara Kaze-no Bon' is a traditional event held every September, and has been handed down since Edo period. Sounds of Japanese musical instruments in a tasteful town, and beautiful dancers will captivate you at this nice festival.


When you visit Kanazawa, should eat a delicious seafood bowl: kaisen-don. Oumi-cho Shokudo restaurant has been loved by the local people at the Omi-cho market that is called a kitchen of Kanazawa. Kaisen-don with lots of fresh seafood on it and eat it in a lively restaurant, that must be superb!


Kanazawa accounts for 99% of all gold foil production in Japan. In such a town, 'Gold Foil Shop Sakuda' is reported in Michelin Guide, and many sightseers from around the world visit them! You can enjoy putting the gold foil on chopsticks, plates and so on as a traditional industrial art.


Held at the beginning of August, more than 270 sticks of Kanto, compared to ears of rice, go up all together. They hold 12meters Kanto on their waists, shoulders and foreheads, I get excited to see them nearby.


Aomori Nebuta festival is held every August. Powerful and huge Nebuta decorations walk around the town. You can enjoy even seeing them, but it'll be more exciting for anyone to join the festival and become a dancer's haneto costume!


Ono town is a soy sauce-producing center since Edo era (around 1600-1800) where tasteful houses stand in a line. Ono soy sauce is characterized by its taste of sweetness and good flavor. You can enjoy visiting factories, soy sauce sweets and shopping in this town like a theme park of soy sauce.


People have made oshi-zushi on a festival day in Kanazawa since the old time. At this restaurant in Higashi Chayamachi, you can try to make it with mothers here, and enjoy eating the local dishes in Kanazawa.


Minami Echizen Cho is proud of the biggest number of lotus flower production in Japan. In the large garden of 3300㎡, they grown 130 kinds of lotus flowers. The best season of blooming flowers is the beginning of July. In this season, a good fragrances of lotus flowers envelop the garden in the early morning.


Mouzaki seashore, at the west of Hateruma Island, is a quiet beach like a secret place. There spreading not sands but coral, and it's called 'a hill of coral'.


Have you ever eaten sea turtle? It's one of the specialties in Ogasawara Islands. You can enjoy sashimi and stewed one at the restaurants in Ogasawara. Please try out if you visit here.


Katsuyama, Fukui is proud of the biggest number of fossils in Japan. Katsuyama Dino Park, you can meet the dinosaurs in the real sizes. Entering the woods, dinosaur's voices hear from somewhere, and you feel like being the age of them.


Japan has three most famous udon noodle and Inaniwa is one of it. Here's a restaurant you can eat it at a genuine or birth place. The shiny udon goes down comfortably and delicious! You can also see the producing process in the restaurant.


On this jangle cruise, a guide amuse us to tell the nature and history of this place. A boat goes through the grove and toward the entrance of subtropical jangle where you can see the Kanpira Fall.


To enjoy the great nature of Iriomote Island, you must visit Kanpira Fall. They say Kanpira means a seat for God. Walking to the depths of the jungle, the fall is very wide and powerful like a huge river.


1000km southward from Tokyo, Chichi-jima Island is famous for the send-off of the people living in the island when the visitors go out. Many people waving their hands, boats for send-off, and people diving from the boats… It's a moving scene that makes you want to come here again.