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

2017.05.21
An Awa Odori entertainment troupe Takarabune!!
Takarabune is a creative dance company of Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history.
Mr.Ono
2017.04.06
“Making Udon noodle experience” with an udon performer @Guest House Fete in Tokyo!!
Let’s enjoy making udon noodle at a guest house close to Ryogoku! There are many good tourist spots in Ryogoku such as the Edo- Tokyo Museum, the Su
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2017.03.23
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 Ward is very famous for its anime district in Tokyo
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 square meters. It also has a tidal pond (Shioiri-no-I
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 the “Udon noodle making experience” will be held fr
Nishi park
2017.02.11
【SPRING】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 hill in the park. About 1,300 cherry trees bloom d
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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 friends during the summer when you were little? A
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 traditional instruments? You can experience Japanese
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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 friendly, so let’s go experience the heartwarming at
2016.11.12
Let’s visit various factories in the town of the Tokyo Skytree tower, where you can get a close look at the manufacturing processes for various made-in-Japan products.
Have you ever imagined how the products supporting our daily life in Japan are produced? The Sumida Ward in Tokyo has been a district of craftsmen
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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, also known as ‘Kitchen Town’, about a ten minute walk
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-Hikifune Station on the Keisei Oshiage Line in the
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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 walk around in Ryogoku. I introduced some nice pl
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 been many sumo stables located here since ancient t
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2016.09.22
My recommendations for Kuramae, an ever changing town within walking distance from Asakusa!
It is said that Kuramae was named after the fact that there were Edo shogunate rice granaries (Okomegura) located here. We can find old-fashioned shop

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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 every year since 1999. During its 10-day period, ca