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…

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…

My First Visiting to Yamaguchi Prefecture! (Part 1: Nature & Food)

Hello Folks! My first episode in 2019 is my exiting trip to Yamaguchi prefecture, where locates in the western part of Japan, with my Onsen (Hot spring) buddies at the end of January! I belong to the group which consists of Onsen lovers and it was the annual trip event and the first visiting there…

Came Back to Shima Onsen!

Winter season is the best for enjoying Onsen (Hot-springs). I can be so relaxed and have wonderful feeling whenever I jump into the warmer Onsen from very cold outside. The last episode in 2018 is about Shima Onsen in Gunma Prefecture where I visited with my husband the other day in this month. Shima Onsen…

Okukinu Onsen Hiking with Gorgeous Landscape in Autumn

It has been the mid-autumn in Japan, which is my most favorite season in a year. I believe this is the best time to travel in our country for enjoying landscape in the nature due to changing leaves colors from green to yellow & red. The season reminds me that a time to visit Teshiozawa…