July 30, 2009

Japanese Matsuri - Vol.4

Children wear Yukata for Natsu(Summer) Matsuri.

July 29, 2009

Japanese Matsuri - Vol.3

There are many stalls on the streets.

July 26, 2009


Ema are small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. The ema are then left hanging up at the shrine.where the Kami(spirits or gods) receive them.

July 24, 2009

Tradition vs modern

Tradition vs modern View from the Imperial Gardens of Tokyo

July 23, 2009


Kabuki Theater at Ginza, Tokyo

July 21, 2009

Miso Soup

Miso soup of different kinds served as main article of almost any meal. Here for lunch at Harajuku, Tokyo

July 15, 2009

Brasserie L'ARDOISE dans KOBE (Tel:078-221-1171)

Une atmosphère est comme très bon marché, et ce restaurant est délicieux.Il y a le du carré du poste du Sannomiya de Kobe à une chose et le temps de pied cinq minutes.

Un chef et amis de Brasserie L'ARDOISE KOBE

C'est le premier restaurant dans Kobe. Un article de vin est abondant dans le préparer.

Monsieur Akihiro HIGASHI de Brasserie L'ARDOISE

Il est assistant d'un chef. Je l'attire beaucoup. Je suis responsable de d'oeuvres de l'hors et dessert.

July 13, 2009

July 12, 2009

Let’s Go HAKONE –21 (Hakone Tozan Bus)

Scheduled buses are convenient for sightseeing in Hakone. There are several different routes, so be sure to check the bus's destination before boarding.

July 11, 2009

Let’s Go HAKONE –20 (Hakone-jinja shrine)

A large red torii gate is the landmark identifying this 1,250-year old shrine. Huge crowds of worshippers come to the shrine during New Year celebrations.

July 10, 2009

Let’s Go HAKONE –19 (Hakone Checkpoint)

This checkpoint was installed on the Old Tokaido Road, the main highway linking Edo (modern Tokyo) and Kyoto, to supervise the movement of people on this east-west route. Today, the restored facility is a popular tourist attraction.

July 09, 2009

Let’s Go HAKONE –18 (Lake Ashi)

Lake Ashi is a placid lake surrounded by mountains and dense forest. The view from the lake on the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise gives a completely different perspective than from land. Walking paths along the lake, Hakone-jinja Shrine, Onshi-Hakone Park and other points of interest around the lake await visitors.

July 08, 2009

Let’s Go HAKONE –17 (Komagatake)

Mt. Komagatake, a peak of the central crator hill in the middle of the Hakone caldera, is 1357m high. The panoramic view including Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi and the mountains surrounding the caldera from the summit, which is a gentle prairie, is just breathtaking.

July 07, 2009

Let’s Go HAKONE –16 (Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)

The Hakone Sightseeing Cruise runs between Moto-Hakone Port, Hakone-machi Port and Togendai Port. From Lake Ashi, passengers can enjoy Hakone's wonderful mountain-ringed scenery.

July 05, 2009

Let’s Go HAKONE –14 (Black jewel eggs)

The boiled egg can be bought in Ohwakudani. The boiled egg is called "Black jewel eggs". Eggs cooked in the area's thermal heat sources, are a Hakone specialty. According to legend, eating one is said to add seven years to your life. Visitors to Owakudani can enjoy the authentic taste of this unusual treat.

July 04, 2009

Let’s Go HAKONE –13 (Owakudani)

Owakudani is a volcanic cauldron of steam, bubbling mud and mysterious smells and also called Jigokudani “the Valley of Hell” is a stirring sight.

July 03, 2009

Let's Go Hakone - 12 (Mt. Fuji)

At spots like Owakudani, visitors can feast their eyes on a stirring and memorable view of Mount Fuji all the way down to its foothills.

July 02, 2009

Let's Go Hakone - 11 (Owakudani Ropeway station)

It is the highest spot in Ohwakudani Station so that it may command a view of magnificent Mt. Fuji.

July 01, 2009

Let's Go Hakone - 10 (Hakone Ropeway)

The Hakone Ropeway provides an extraordinary aerial experience as it links Sounzan Station, at an elevation of 700 meters, passes through Owakudani, 1,000 meters above sea level, and heads for Lake Ashi. Each spacious car has a capacity of 18 passengers and large windows for panoramic views of the landscape.