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This place won the third place of “The breathtaking sights in the world I want to see before I die”! Emerald green sea and white sandy beach! This is quite famous place for TV drama and movie shootings! Tsunoshima and Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Great news for those who want to be a Ninja! You can get Ninja training from how to throw shuriken to how to walk on the water, in the mountain of Mie Prefecture!
The playhouse from the Edo period remains in Kotohira Town, Kagawa Prefecture. A staff explained well to us about the stage set. Even if you are not a Kabuki fan, this is the place you can enjoy. I want to see a real Kabuki for next time.
Nushima Island in Hyogo Prefecture is the birthplace of Japan! In the age of the gods, Izanagi and Izanami made the most of the Japanese Archipelago on this island!
When you visit the foot of Mt. Chokai, do not forget the story of “Tenaga Ashinaga,” a supernatural monster in Japanese folklore.
Get exhilarating feeling by driving on the beach! I ran “Chirihama Nagisa Driveway” in Ishikawa Prefecture!
“Oh! The castle is on fire!” Why did the Byakkotai, White Tiger Unit, misunderstand that Tsuruga Castle was burning?
Hakuto Coast in Tottori Prefecture, where appeared in the story of Japanese mythology “Hare of Inaba” is the birthplace of the first love story of Japan!
Welcome to the world of Kenji Miyazawa! I will introduce the spots that were the model of “Night on the Galactic Railroad”! From Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture.
Monkey, cat, sparrow, elephant, eagle, tiger, lion, kylin, dragon … The world heritage “Nikko Toshogu” is a zoo of sculptures!
If you do not know about it, you are about to pass by! A unique scenery where there is the prefectural boundary of “Yamagata Prefecture on the left” and “Niigata Prefecture on the right” in one village! From Nezugaseki in Yamagata Prefecture.
I went to see “Godzilla Rock” in Oga Peninsula of Akita Prefecture that can be seen as a small animal in the daytime, and a monster in the evening! Godzilla blows fire with sunset and clouds is popular at there!
Takachiho in Miyazaki Prefecture is famous for Japanese mythology and a sea of clouds! The view of the clouds sea from “Kunimigaoka” make you feel like become a god living above the clouds!
The first-ever in history! God has fallen from the sky in Takachiho of Miyazaki Prefecture! Make sure to keep umbrella at your home!
In Takachiho town, Miyazaki Prefecture, there is a cave where Amaterasu-omikami hid herself in the old days of the mythological age. I summarized the mythology briefly.
How to enjoy Takachiho Gorge! Manai Falls look up from a sightseeing boat is a superb spot of Takachiho Gorge! I enjoyed feeling water falls while rowing the boat!
Only a very elderly person can think of a boy named “Sugisaku” of Kakubei Jishi played by Hibari Misora.
Is there anyone else who wants to know the roots of Japan’s representative folk song “Sado Okesa”?
The approach of cedars avenue in Mt. Haguro, awarded three stars of “Michelin Green Guide” is a sightseeing spot worth for you to visit, but the 2446 stones step to the summit takes 60 minutes on foot and I used up all of my energy.
The world hardest road to go through! I visited the exceedingly steep cliff of Hokuriku “Oyashirazu” and felt a mother’s cry calling a child and child’s sob calling a mother!
In order to know about Byakko-tai (White Tiger Unit, a military unit in Aizu Domain), I breathlessly climbed 170 stone steps of Mt. Iimori in Fukushima Prefecture!
Would you like to have a beautiful Nishikigoi (colored carp) as a pet? You can keep Nishikigoi even if you do not have a pond at home! Staff of “Nishikigoi no Sato (Nishikigoi village)” take care of your Nishikigoi and you do not even have to pay for their food!
In truth, Jesus Christ lived in Aomori! I discovered a small village in Aomori with “Tomb of Jesus” and “Pyramid”! Whether you trust it or not, it’s up to you!
If you have Iwate Prefecture’s official “Kappa Capture License”, everyone can capture Kappa! Even fishing tackles can be borrowed for free, so you can go Kappabuchi Pool with empty hand!
People on Murakami City, Niigata love salmon very much. They eat everything from head to tail of salmon, so cats in Murakami City surely feel bitter because they cannot have a tiny share of it. I just cannot help feeling sorry to them.
Pay attention to the roof of three-story yagura (turret) of Shibata castle! There are three Shachihoko (fish shaped ornaments placed on a roof of castles), and it is absolutely wonderful for castle lovers. This is a related castle of Ako Roshi (loadless samurai of Ako domain), Yasubei Horie!
Do nothing special, but I just want to relax and enjoy myself! Yoronjima in Kagoshima Prefecture is a small island of coral reef recommended for those who want to enjoy relaxing mood!
It’s so photogenic! I visited the world’s best jellyfish aquarium “Kamo Aquarium”!
This is the island you definitely want to go with your partner! The reason why Kouri Island of Okinawa is called “island of love”!
If you do something bad, you will be taken to “Abashiri Prison”! I had a prison meal at “Abashiri Prison”, the coldest prison located in extreme northern Japan!
When I saw the sun set into Sea of Japan from Sasakawa Nagare, I suddenly feel sad and cried out “Mom! Oh, mother!” without thinking.
I will teach you how to find jades at “Jade Coast” in Niigata! The stone you picked from the coast can be appraised by a stone professor at Fossa Magna Museum for free.
Everyone who wants to be a billionaire gather! Why don’t you pick up gold dust on the oldest gold mine in Sado Island, Nishimikawa Gold Dust Mine?
Murakami area of Niigata Prefecture was flourished as a castle town during the Edo era. I wandered streets where many machiya (town house) from old days were left.
The travel of collecting stamp in Kashiwazaki! Let’s join Kashiwazaki fan club, travel capes of Kashiwazaki, complete all stamps and get a premium card!
“Tokamachi snow Festival” is very popular for its warm hospitality. It was fun just looking at various snow statues from artistic one to the one made by people in general. There were famous guest singers in the folk song show and there was also a Kimono show. I was very excited when I saw fireworks set off.
The reason Sado Gold Mine is not registered as the World Heritage…. What’s “familiar woman of Sado mine”? With recommended spots related to Sado Gold Mine
Swans flew to Lake Hyoko in Niigata! If you want to see them, recommended time will be morning and evening! Please also enjoy the feeding show by Uncle Swan!
Actually Sado Island has one third of Noh stages in Japan. Since Noh play is a part of islander’s life, if you have never tried Noh, it’s better to do it in Sado Island…You can easily enjoy Noh without special knowledge!
You can see critically endangered crested ibis on Sado island! With just 2cm of distance so you’ll be certainly excited!
Sado island is called maroon’s island. Are current residents of Sado, descendants of those who were deported to the island?
“What’s this!?” The master artist Taro Okamoto also surprised when he saw it for first time! I will introduce avant-garde earthenware of Jomon era from Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture!
The Senkaku Bay on Sado Island was the holy place of the movie “Your Name”!? I went to Senkaku Bay because I’ve seen a wonderful view that is similar to the Scandinavian fjords on a travel magazines.
After rowing a Tarai boat and watching the triangle house of Shukunegi in Sado Island, let’s go to “Sadokoku Ogi Minzoku Muzeum” where exhibits “Sengokubune” a large junk with loading capacity for 1,000 koku and has nostalgic atmosphere!
Ondeko (The durum of demon) is a drum & dance unit performs in Sado Island from the Edo era. The performers dance with a scary demon mask or a dubious old man’s mask and make the audience happy.
The shower of negative ions come down! Refresh in Bijinbayashi, a beauty beech grove! Both of your heart and body will be beautiful. From Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture.
Kiyotsu Gorge which is the three-great gorge in Japan, despite being unexplored region, why men and women of all ages can visit there easily?
The bullfighting competition of Yamakoshi and Ojiya of Niigata, “Ushi no Tsunotsuki” is a traditional event that handed down for 1,000 years. There is no winner or loser, the fight always end in a draw. We want everyone to know what the cow is thinking now…, you should also pay attention to unique announcement at the site!
Let’s go and see the sunset of Izumozaki where the sea and the sky are dyed in orange! The sunset from Izumozaki is said to be the largest in the world.
The look of “Shukunegi” village in Sado Island which a famous actress, Sayuri Yoshinaga was also taken back in the time. With a taste of slipping through time, I took walks on this amazing village.
“Onogame” and “Futatsugame” in Sado island have a superb view and a swimming beach which were guaranteed by Mr. Michelan! From the end of May to the beginning of June will be the best time to view hemerocallis, but in winter it is so desolated.
Feel the taste of port town Niigata, and its history and culture meet at the riverbank of Shinano River. A small journey around Niigata Port filled with an air of exoticism.
Great news for those longing for the high social class! With amount of high school student’s earning money from a part time job, you can enjoy delicious cuisine at Niigata’s long established restaurant and experience Ozashiki Asobi (playing games with Geisha) with Niigata Geisha.
Noroma Ningyo, a puppet of simpleton, is a humorous puppet performed in Sado dialect. The stock scene is the leading character always get naked and pissed at there. It is funny no matter how many times you watch it.
Traditional performing art of Sado, “Tsuburosashi” is popular amongst many people regardless of age and gender. It is exactly a rare festival of Japan! Its dance is too dirty and you may feel you do not know where to look, but its rhythmic move absorbs your attention.
The friendly “Kobudai”, the Asian sheepshead wrasse that appeared in the film “Oceans” lives in Sado Island. When I saw them in the film, I suddenly want to dive in the sea of Sado Island.
It happens with sightseeing in Sado – Though it takes 100 min by high-speed boat from Niigata to Sado, if you could row the Tarai Bune well, you would feel like going back on it –