Stressful Japanese Always Want to Be Healed by Animals

I can say that Japan is a unique country where has various kinds of animal cafes such as cats, owls, rabbits, and Shiba-dogs, etc. In rare cases, we can even find hedgehog and otter cafes in Tokyo, and they have become quite popular among people not only local Japanese but also foreign guests in recent…

OZE National Park Hiking in Summer 2020

Hello folks, it has been almost half-year since the global pandemic of COVID-19. How have you spent your new normal life for these several months in your country? After the cancellation of the emergency declaration by the Japanese Government, the number of infected people has been increasing again especially in big cities, and has reached…

The Most Impressive Islamic Mosque in Tokyo – Tokyo Camii

I feel that Tokyo has been gradually changing to a mosaic city year by year. Of course, not as much as New York, it no longer rare to see various kinds of people in terms of race, language, and religion in the city. Not only for increasing the number of foreign visitors but also residents…

Izu Oshima, The Nearest Island from the Center of Tokyo (Part 2)

Our visiting spots on the island (Part 2) Short Hiking Around Black Lava Desert On the way back to the northern area of the island, we dropped by “Ura-Sabaku(Black Lava Desert)”. We drove off the main street, and moved into the narrow road called “Tsuki-to-Sabaku Line (Moon and Desert Line), they were heading for the…

Izu Oshima, The Nearest Island from the Center of Tokyo (Part 1)

Do you know Tokyo has several islands? You may have already known “Ogasawara Islands” which are famous for register as World Natural Heritage. Izu Islands also belong to Tokyo and they have studded at Pacific Oceans over 550 km at the Southeast of Izu Peninsula. I had never been to any of them despite I…

Azalea Paradise and Tokyo Nostalgic Town, “Yanesen”

Hello again! Our consecutive national holidays called “Golden Week” (It is a kind of Japanese-English expression) have just finished in the first part of this month in Japan. It was a very unusual occasion for us to have 10 days’ consecutive national holidays due to celebrating the new emperor’s throne. (I just wrote about the topic…

Tips in Case You Are Interested in Hiring a Private Guide in Tokyo

When you travel in Japan, you may be considering to visit sightseeing spots by yourself. Thanks to progressing IT technologies, it is getting much easier to travel individually by using a smart phone. However, it is also one of good options that you hire a private guide of 1-2 days at the first part of…