Japanese Language Is So Mysterious and Fascinating for You?

Japanese language may be one of the mysterious things for foreign guests from the world. As you know, we, the Japanese are usually handling 3 different letters, “Hiragana”, “Katakana” and “Kanji (Chinese characters)” with not much difficulty, because we mastered these 3 letters unconsciously in a daily basis. Basically, this is almost the same logic…

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…

What Do You Think about the End of Your Life Journey?

Hi there! Well, I usually write about something fun, mainly travel and culture in Japan, however, I just want to pick up a bit controversial and shocking topic this time. It is about how to end your life journey in case you have suffered from incurable illnesses. One of the coping measures is euthanasia and…

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…