May 31, 2009

Let's Go HAKONE -7 (Fujiya Hotel)

Since 1878, Fujiya Hotel has been renowned globally as one of the most classical resort hotels in Japan.
The old charming houses of the Main Building since 1891.

May 29, 2009

Let's Go HAKONE -5 (Hakone-Tozan Railway)

This train takes passengers up Hakone's steep hills. Enjoy the passing scenery, or feel the sharp curves and steep inclines as the train climbs.

If you ride in the front or rear car, you can get a good view of the difference in elevation between the flat switchbacks. The slope's steep gradient will take your breath away.

May 28, 2009

Let's Go HAKONE -4 (Hakone-Tozan Railway)

Japan’s only genuine mountain railway takes 40 min. to cover the 8.9 km distance between Hakone-Yumoto Station and Gora Station.

May 26, 2009

Let's Go HAKONE -2 (Hakone-Yumoto Station)

Hakone-Yumoto Station is a railway station on the Hakone Tozan Line located in Hakone.

May 25, 2009

Let's Go HAKONE -1 (Odawara Station)

Many people travel by train to Odawara Station in order to visit Hakone

May 19, 2009

Kyoto Station

This modern station building was built in 1997 by architecture, Hiroshi Hara.

May 14, 2009

May 03, 2009

Kendo, Me at NOMA-Dojo in Tokyo

Kendo is the oldest of the martial arts. It embodies the swordsmanship practiced by the Samurai together with their philosophy of life. Today it is a popular sport, practiced with bamboo swords and protective clothing, for the purpose of training mind and body.

May 02, 2009

KARATE, Heian-Sandan by TAKERU

Home Party with Kitty and Doraemon

They like a stuffed Kitty doll and Doraemon one.

Yomeirimae Party, in case of a heavy drinker

She, Chinatsu will get married this month.

Ema at a Shrine (Jinja)

Ema is a wooden votive tablet with a picture of a horse, the divine steed, on it.

May 01, 2009

Chozuya at a shrine (Jinja)

Chozuya is the small pavilion near the main hall of a shrine with water and ladles. People come here to wash their hands and rinse out their mouths before going to the main hall to pray.