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…

Somehow, I am an Omamori (Amulet) Collector

When you visit Shinto Shrine and Buddhist temples, you can find they are selling various kinds of Omamori (Amulets) at the booths in front of their main buildings. Each shrine and temple have usually their strengths and themes and are providing their own amulets such as exorcism, safety traffic, better fortune, good health, marriage &…

9 Basic Manners at Hot Springs or Public Baths in Japan

Hot springs (Onsen) and Public baths (Sento) are one of my favorite Japanese culture which I would like to leave to the future. So many foreign travelers also came when I visited to hot springs resorts all over Japan. I am very glad to share the wonderful culture with them, but I sometimes encountered regretful…

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,…