Japan is a Land of Natural Disasters – Earthquakes

You know, Japan is one of great countries with natural disasters in the world. We have lots of typhoons, river floods due to heavy rain, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes… (Of course, we must not forget that these volcanoes gave us wonderful hot springs all over Japan.) In particular, earthquakes are totally part of everyday life…

Fluffy Moss and Moss World in Deep Green Forest  

The “Golden Week” which is continuous national holidays has just started since this weekend in Japan. If you have day-offs both on 1st and 2nd May, 9 days holidays is possible at most. How many holidays you can have depends on every year’s calendar dates and it is a good one for this year. Therefore,…

Let’s Go to Peach Blossom Paradise by Tatami-mats Train!

The cherry blossom season has just finished and beautiful fresh green season will coming soon around Tokyo. I went on hiking with my female friends to see peach blossoms in Yamanashi prefecture, next to Tokyo. As I wrote the blog before, Yamanashi is famous for fruit agriculture such as peach and grapes (Please read the…

Our Enthusiasm to Cherry Blossoms!

Cherry blossom season has come a bit earlier than usual this year. This weekend was the last chance to see full of flowers and to enjoy outdoor parties among family & friends under the trees in Tokyo. Cherry blossom is the center of heart for Japanese As l wrote before in my blog, l haven’t…

Mt. Takao is the Nearest Oasis in Tokyo    

Yesterday was a really fine day and warmer than usual, I went to Mt. Takao where locates in western suburb in Tokyo with my hiking buddy, a friend in my university days. We have often visited various mountains together for recent years. Our motto is “loose-climbing” and “don’t push ourselves so hard”. We would like…