koume

koume


Hi, I am Koume. I’m originally from Fukuoka and currently living in Tokyo. I have lived in Australia, the Philippines, and Cambodia for several years. Through my life abroad, I have rediscovered the beauty of Japan. I hope my articles will be a helpful resource for both Japanese and foreign visitors.

Articles

asagaya_street
2017.03.23 NEW
This is a very cool, subcultural place... let’s go to Asagaya Anime Street!
I’m going to introduce anime spots where you can enjoy Japanese subculture in Tokyo. The Suginami W
2017.03.20
A Japanese garden full of seasonal flowers; Hama-rikyu Gardens in Tokyo. Easy to reach by water bus from Asakusa and Odaiba!
Hama-rikyu Gardens is a typical feudal lord’s garden from the Edo period with an area of 250,215 squ
2017.03.07
“Grab a Bite Walk Tour” & “Making udon noodle” in Tokyo!!
Let’s enjoy exploring a local shopping street and making udon noodle! "Grab a Bite Walk Tour" and t
Nishi park
2017.02.11
Nishi Park is the one of the Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites in Fukuoka!
Nishi Park is located almost in the center of Fukuoka city. The Terumo Shrine is at the top of the h
kisaburo
2017.02.09
Kimono innovator KISABURO shows the neo-kimono style to the world and to a new generation!
Kisaburo is the fourth generation of “Iwamoto Wasai”, a kimono tailor shop that started its business
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2017.01.10
The search for the secret to making handmade balloons at Marusa Saito Gom Co. Ltd.!
Balloons are well known by everyone, since childhood. Did you play with water balloons with your f
2017.01.03
Don’t miss the Hokusai masterpieces, on display for a limited-time!
Do you know the ukiyo-e artist, Katsushika Hokusai? His enticing life and diverse artwork, spannin
2016.12.27
Cute and stylish handmade balloons are very popular among children and adults!
Nowadays, mechanization in global manufacturing progresses, and various products around us are mass-
2016.12.22
Let’s celebrate the New Year with a SAMURAI ceremony using real Japanese swords and a Sake Party!
Have you ever seen the ritual of purification using a real Japanese sword and a performance with tra
title_oshinarishopping
2016.12.04
Don’t miss the Oshinari shopping street next to the Tokyo Sky Tree tower.
The Oshinari shopping street is located in front of the Tokyo Sky Tree tower. The locals are very fr
Kappabashi_title
2016.11.01
World cooking starts in Kappabashi (Kitchen Town), where specialty stores stock everything you need for your kitchen.
There is a shopping thoroughfare that specializes in kitchenware called Kappabashi Dougu Street, als
shopping arcade Kira Kira Tachibana
2016.10.28
In the shadow of the Tokyo Sky Tree. Take a look around the downtown shopping arcade, Kira Kira Tachibana. Heart warming, retro, and sparkling with life!
The aptly named ‘Kira Kira’ (sparkling) Tachibana Shopping Arcade is a ten-minute walk from Keisei-H
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2016.10.26
A half day walk-and-eat tour in the Sumo town of Ryogoku! Don’t miss the historical sites, museums, and foodie destinations. Vol. 2
Ryogoku is famous for Sumo, but Japanese people don’t know much about the history and places we can
2016.10.10
A half day walk-and-eat tour in the Sumo town of Ryogoku! Don’t miss the historical sites, museums, and foodie destinations. Vol. 1
Do you know the traditional Japanese sport of Sumo? Ryogoku is famous for Sumo, because there have b

Translations

2017.01.20
Let’s go for a walk wearing a new style of Kimono!
The kimono wearing experience is very popular among foreign tourists. Even in Japan, there are very
2016.09.16
The Fabulous “Nara To-kae” candle light festival decorates the mysterious Nara evening!
【Contents】 Nara To-kae is an event that has been held around Nara Park at the beginning of August e

Photographs

2017.01.20
Let’s go for a walk wearing a new style of Kimono!
The kimono wearing experience is very popular among foreign tourists. Even in Japan, there are very