Visit: Charming Towns

Hakata Kawabata Shopping Street
2016.03.03
The nostalgic, Hakata Kawabata Shopping Street in Fukuoka
Hello! It’s HIDE from “BURA BURA FUKUOKA”. Today, I’d like to introduce you to an area called Kawabata. Tenjin is famous for it’s many of malls and b
Kumamoto Castle
2016.02.29
The most popular castle in Japan! Kumamoto City is proud of its 400-year-old fortress!
Kumamoto Castle is one of the three best castles in Japan following Nagoya Castle and Osaka Castle (http://jp.tadaimajp.com/2015/07/osaka-jo/). Both o
shitamati
2016.02.23
You can experience the daily life of Tokyo locals in Shitamachi.
Shitamachi is attracting more and more tourists because it’s areas have a special atmosphere owing to their long, age-old history.
The Hachiman-bori Canal and Vories Museum
2016.02.08
A typical classic Japanese town that welcomed Western culture about 100 years ago. 【Omihachiman】
A popular filming location for Japanese Samurai dramas’ Omihachiman is an old, historical city in Shiga prefecture to the east of Kyoto. A nephew o
Tsukudaya
2016.02.05
Tsukudaya, an old Japanese guest house on Oki Island, Shimane Prefecture.
A 120-year-old house converted into a guesthouse Tsukudaya used to be the home of a village leader. It was reformed into a guesthouse and was dif
hikone_castle
2016.01.20
Hikone Castle is proud of its beautiful exterior!
There are a total of 5 castles in Japan that are designated as national treasures; Matsumoto Castle, Inuyama Castle, Hikone Castle, Himeji Castle and
Kamejikan
2016.01.16
Kamejikan in Kamakura offers great moments within the sea and mountains.
Quality time at Kamejikan in Kamakura! Today, I’d like to introduce to you a guesthouse in Kamakura, a seaside town that can be accessed from Tokyo
Tea house
2015.12.16
A street for history in Kyoto, ”Byodoin Omotesando” is a must see.
The keyword in Uji city is 茶, or ‘tea’. If you visit Byodoin Omotesando street, you will often see the Japanese character 茶, pronounced ‘cha’. It m
GLITH COFEE & ROASTERS
2015.12.07
Have more fun in Jimbocho, the town for second hand books!
Classical atmosphere at its best. Visit GLITH COFFEE & ROASTERS. This café just opened in April of 2015. Its atmosphere is open to the street throu
dogo onsen
2015.12.04
It’s like a world in a Japanese movie! Dogo Onsen in Ehime Prefecture is the best place for a winter visit in Japan!
It has a strong connection with the Japanese novelist, Soseki Natsume. Soseki Natsume is one of the most famous novelists in Japan. This hot spring
Matsumoto Castle
2015.12.02
Matsumoto Castle was built 400 years ago to win gun battles (Nagano Prefecure)
The impressive, Matsumoto-jo Castle. The oldest castle tower in Japan has 5 tiers and 6 floors, and has been preserved in its current state for 400
Shinsekai
2015.11.15
Great sightseeing in Shinsekai, Osaka!
It’s like Paris! Have you heard about Shinsekai, or “The new world in Osaka”? It’s a mixture of the essence of New York and Paris. The amusement pa
Tokugawa Yoshinobu’s cemetery
2015.11.02
Take a walk in the Yanaka Cemetery, where the last Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu rests in peace. (Tokyo)
Welcome to Edo and it’s old world nostalgia. What do you imagine when hearing the word Tokyo? Some might imagine cutting-edge technology, young peo
The Gingko festival
2015.10.29
【AUTUMN】See Tokyo’s best autumn foliage at Jinguu Gaien! “The Gingko festival” has breathtaking beauty.
The golden road with its 146 Ginkgo trees is a must-see! The largest attraction of this festival is the street and its beautiful, yellow ginkgo t
Komachi-dori
2015.10.18
3 food shops you should visit in Komachi-dori, the must-go shopping street in Kamakura!
The “Must-Go” place in Kamakura: Komachi Dori Street Great for shopping and eating with over 19 million visits each year!