Visit “Kawagoe” if you don’t have time to go to Kyoto!
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I visited Kawagoe where is known locally as Koedo with my grandma.  Koedo means “Little Edo” after the old name for Tokyo, due to its many historic buildings.  If you want to see Japanese historic buildings in Japan, I guess that you … Read More

Perfect way to refresh! Short trip to Chiba.
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I went on a short trip to Chiba prefecture by driving on vacation for 2 days. We could really enjoy and refresh  a lot by staying away from big city. Chiba is really close from Tokyo, you can go to … Read More

Quiet and beautiful Japanese garden “Nanzen-in”
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“Nanzen-in” is a Japanese garden in famous temple of Kyoto called “Nanzen-ji”. Nanzen-ji is famous with a big aqueduct passing through this temple.  This aqueduct was built after Meiji-restoration (1868) for carrying water from Lake Biwa to Kyoto city. I’m sure that … Read More

More than1200 stone statues! “Otagi-nenbutsuji” in Arashiyama, Kyoto
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  In the famous sightseeing area “Arashiyama, Kyoto”,  there is a really unique temple “Otagi-nenbutsuji”.  In this temple, you can meet so many stone statues called “Rakan” (disciples of Shaka, the founder of Buddhism).  This temple was built in the Otagi District (The … Read More

Amazing taste! “Wasabi-don”
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I went to “Wasabi-en Kadoya” (Izu peninsula, Shizuoka, Japan) to eat “Wasabi-don”.   Wasabi-don is very simple Japanese bowl putting only wasabi and dried bonito on the rice.  Generally, “wasabi“ is used as seasoning,  so it is of course not regarded … Read More