June 30, 2009

Let's Go Hakone - 9 (Hakone Tozan Cable Car)

The cable car rises 211 meters between Gora Station and Sounzan Station in virtually a straight line, covering the distance of 1.2 kilometers between the two points in approximately 10 minutes. The degree of incline is visible if you look down from the seats at the back of the cable car.

June 29, 2009

Let's Go Hakone - 8 (Gora Station)

Gora Station is in the Hakone. It is above sea level 553m, and it exists in above sea level highest in the train station in Kanagawa Prefecture.Gora is the terminus of the Hakone-Tozan line and the starting point for the funicular and cable-car trip to Togendai on Ashino-ko.

June 27, 2009

Features of Rainy Season - Rain Boots (nagagutsu)

You can enjoy rany days by wearing these fashionable rain boots!

June 26, 2009

Features of Rainy Season - Teru teru bōzu

This is the traditional hand-made amulet made of tissue or white cloth. Japanese people believe that this amulet has power to bring fine weather and to stop raining.

June 22, 2009

Features of Rainy Season - Hydrangea (ajisai)

We are now in the rainy season called "Tsuyu".

June 21, 2009

Ramen - Chinese noodles

Rachel and her friends are tasting Ramen.

June 20, 2009

Sake containers

Photo provided by Ms.Rachel Sold.

June 19, 2009

Kanban - Signboard

Any idea what is written here ???:Photo provided by Ms.Rachel Sold

June 18, 2009

Ramen Museum in Yokohama

Photo taken by Ms.Rachel Sold

June 17, 2009

Please follow me on a short but very interesting tour

The Nozumi is the newest and fastest Shinkansen - bullet-train.:
Photo provided by Ms.Rachel Sold

June 16, 2009

Garbage boxes at Tokyo station

Rita hesitates which hole to use for her garbage while the 'ladies in pink' take their position to clean the train that will soon arrive...Photo provided by Ms.Rachel Sold

June 15, 2009

Masterpiece in Tokyo

Masterpiece of architecture in Tokyo:
Photo provided by Ms.Rachel Sold

June 14, 2009

June 13, 2009

June 12, 2009

Let's Go to Universal Studio Japan Vol.5




Magical Starlight Parade at Universal Studio.

June 11, 2009

Let's go to Universal Studio Japan Vol.4




"Hello Kitty" and "Snoopy" are special characters , only at Universal studio Japan!!

June 10, 2009

Let's go to Universal Studio Japan Vol.3




Which characters would you like to meet?

June 09, 2009

Let's go to Universal Studio Japan Vol.2


This is the entrance of the park.




June 08, 2009

Let's Go to Universal studio Japan Vol.1


This is a JR train to Universal studio.

June 06, 2009

June 03, 2009

Tako - age: kite flying


This used to be a popular pastime among children in the winter. Nowadays Kites may be flown for recreation, art or other practical uses. Sport kites can be flown in aerial ballet, sometimes as part of a competition. Power kites are multi-line steerable kites designed to generate large forces which can be used to power activities such as kite surfing, kite landboarding or kite buggying.

June 02, 2009

Kendo Tournament


The winner wins by striking the opponent's mask (Men), arm (Kote) or body (Do) with the correct combination of force (both physical and spiritual), bodily posture, and sword position.