Life in Japan

Have some grate fall food with huge Japanese pear

Hi all!

Have you try a Japanese pear?
The Japanese pear is very big unlike a pear.

I ate “Niitaka Pear” harvested in Kochi Japan since I was child.

Niitaka Pear

The Niitaka Pear is really huge!
When say how big is…

Niitaka Pear

It’s not eaten at all alone.
Useally the pear is 1.5kg to 2kg each.

Niitaka Pear

The pear is juiciness and tasteful sweetness.
It’s crisp and difficult to stop when I begin to eat!

I look forward to Niitaka Pear every year when it is autumn.

Niitaka Pear made specially Kochi prefecture.
You can meet Ryoma Sakamoto!

Ryoma Sakamoto

Please try it if you find Niitaka Pear in Japan!

Have a nice life♡

eico


Japan is completely autumn!

Hi all!

I back to Japan last week!

Japan is completely autumn.
A lot of cosmoses bloom in near my house and it’s so beautiful!!

I want to send autumn in Japan to everybody on my blog.

Have a nice life♡

eico


Sushi wood toy for Christmas gift to your kids!?

Hi all!

Dose your kids like a play house?

Japanese toy company “dinghy” released a sushi wood toy set.
You can make hand-shaped, roll, scattered sushi with the sushi toy set!
It’s so cute, high quality and the toy set include wasabi, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger as well.
That is made in Japan!!

Sushi wood toy
Authority: www.woodypuddy.com

The Japanese food more populer from included UNESCO’s World Hearitage list.
Would you like to Sushi wood toy for Christmas gift to your kids?
And let’s play a sushi shop with your kids, and take the communication!

WOODY PUDDY
Sushi Delax Set

http://www.woodypuddy.com/fs/woodypuddy/G05-1156

Have a nice life♡

eico


Let’s take a trip to the Sanriku coast of Japan on Google map

Hi all!

Google started “The street view project from the sea” in this June.

The project photographs the area that suffered big damage of an earthquake, the tsunami in a street view by The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and goes as a part of “The Great East Japan Earthquake digital archive project” to record a start of the suffering with a panoramic image.

Google showed the scene of the beautiful Sanriku coast which it photographed from the summer to the autumn in a street view on 17th Oct.

Kesenuma habor

Kesenuma habor

Nut pine

Nut pine

Niou island

Niou island

It is Oduchi, Kamaishi, Ofunato, Rikuzentakata, Kesenuma, Minamisanriku, Ogachi and Shiogama to have been shown.

An image photographed in cooperation with a fisherman, local people in various places of community working on revival is a beautiful thing on the site.

I hope you have a chance to be interested in the Sanriku coast, and it know about after earthquake and tsunami.


Authority: www.google.co.jp

Have a nice life♡

eico


What kind of Matcha sweets we can buy in a convenience store

Hi all!

Do you like a “Matcha”?
Recently, the Matcha sweets getting popular with foreign travelers.
Also Japanese loves Matcha sweets too even me!

So I introduce about what kind of Matcha sweets we can buy in convenience store now.

Kit Kat /Nestle
Kit Kat
Authority: d.nestle.jp

Kyo Matcha /meiji
kyo matcha
Authority: news.livedoor.com

galbo mini /meiji
galbo
Authority: www.meiji.co.jp

Pocky /glico
Pocky
Authority: www.excite.co.jp

Collon /glico
Collon
Authority: www.ezaki-glico.net

Yuki no yado /Miyuki confectionery production
yuki no yado
Authority: www.yukinoyado.jp

You can buy any conveniene store in Japan!
*It sometimes change the product depending on the store.
Enjoy with matcha sweets!

Have a nice life♡

eico


The hotel where there is an experience made with a Washi(Japanese paper) in Kochi Japan

Hi all!

I found awesome hotel in Kochi Japan! The hotel name is “Kamikoya”
It’s managed Netherlander and customer can experience the makeing of Washi(Japanese paper) here.

Washi is traditional japanese paper and it’s thin and strong.
Also the Washi has distinctive texture so good for useing lampshade, wrapping, wall decoration and lots more!

There is a “Kamikoya” where enclosesd in nature at 650 meter elevation in Kochi Japan.
The guest room among Washi(Japanese paper) is a one group limited hotel a day.


Authority:Kamikoya

A richly endowed with nature and looks grate private hotel.
I’ll go to stay in autumn or next spring!

Washi studio Kamikoya
Address: 1678 Otado ,Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun ,Kochi JAPAN 785-0603
Ph: 0889-68-0355
WEB English: http://kamikoya-washi.com/english
WEB Japanese: http://kamikoya-washi.com/

Have a nice life♡

eico


A Japanese folk toy become the pretty miniature

Hi all!

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Co., Ltd. of start of a business 1716 release a figure with the traditional toy of various parts of Japans a motif from the end of October.

Kaiyoudo which is famous for figure skating is in charge of the production.
8 kinds toys release it for the first, and the toy of 47 prifectures seems to be prepared in 2016!

A folk toy become the pretty miniature

The first release is
*Hatobue(Pigeons whistle) /Aomori青森県「鳩笛」
*Komekui nezumi(Eating rice mouse) /Ishikawa石川県「米食い鼠」
*Inu hariko(Papier-mache dog) /Tokyo東京都「犬張子」
*Hariko shika(papier-mache deer) /Nara奈良県「張子鹿」
*Hariko tora(papier-mache tiger) /Shimane島根県「張子虎」
*Yomeiri ningyou(Marrige doll) /Kagawa香川県「嫁入り人形」
*Uso(Uso doll) /Fukuoka福岡県「うそ」

Marrige doll of Kagawa♡

Marrige doll of Kagawa

Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Co., Ltd.
WEB(EN):http://www.yu-nakagawa.co.jp/en/
Shop list: http://www.yu-nakagawa.co.jp/en/about.html

Have a goog weekend♡

eico


Noh farce free live event in Osaka

Hi all!

Have you heard about “Noh”?

Noh is one of japanese traditional performing art.
And it’s an important intangible cultural asset now.

Noh

The Noh which it is said to that there was a model 200 years when Shakespeare appears ago.
It is a music drama having a play, a dance, the element of the song.

An event to be able to enjoy the Noh free is Osaka.
Japan’s original theatrical art to be said “to be the oldest in the world” for drama succeeded to.
Please enjoy art of Japan!

Yamamoto Noh-gaku Dou 山本能楽堂
Address: 3-6-4 Hommachi Chuou-ku Osaka HOMMACHI GARDEN CITY Entrance hall
Date: 11th Oct
Time: 14:00-15:00
Price: Free
Ph: 06-6943-9454
Web(En): http://www.noh-theater.com/english/eng_welcome.html


Japanese rural life in Tokushima

Hi all!

I still stay Australia now. And I think about what do I do when I go back to Japan.
The place that I want to go most now is “Kamiyama” in Tokushima.
The town of Kamiyama is located at the center of Tokushima prefecture on the island of Shikoku.

Kamiyama WEB: http://www.town.kamiyama.lg.jp/office/download-wall

83% of the town’s area is mountainous with an altitude ranging from 300-1500 meters above sea level and it’s region richly endowed with nature!

A lots of artists gather from Japan and other country in Kamiyama and hold various art events and do suggestion to live in the rural.

It is a place full naturally where the people emigrating to the flowing rural of the clear stream increase, and a stylishs restaurant and young entrepreneurs gather.

If you interesting in the rural in Japan, would you like to come over “Kamiyama”!

in Kamiyama
EN: http://www.in-kamiyama.jp/en/art/
JP: http://www.in-kamiyama.jp/

Kamiyama-cho WEB
EN: http://www.town.kamiyama.lg.jp/english-pages
JP: http://www.town.kamiyama.lg.jp/

Have a nice life♡

eico


Beautiful STARBUCKS COFFEE in Japan

Hi all!

STARBUCKS COFFEE popular all over the world.
Of course Japan is no excepiton, and there is STARBUCKS COFFEE more than 1000 stores in Japan!

“Too beautiful STARBUCKS COFFEE” was introduced in Find Travel.
An antique, nature, art… It’s very stylish and beautiful STARBUCKS COFFEE!!
Unfortunately it is not my home town, but wants to go when I go for a trip.

If you go to the place, drop by it!

STARBUCKS COFFEEhttp://selecty.me/article/37511657622053004

Too beautiful STARBUCKS COFFEE
http://find-travel.jp/article/3912

Have a nice life♡

eico


Real delicious japanese food “Yummy Japan”

Hi all!

Have you try Japanese food?
I think you know a Sushi roll, Teriyaki chikin, Ramen…
However, there are more delicious and beautiful Japanese foods in Japan!

It is “Yummy Japan” to introduce the Japanese foods which such a Japanese really eats in Japan.

The tasty as well as the beauty, occasionally would you like to start with enjoying Japanese food which has great entertaiment through movie?

Web: http://www.yummyjapan.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YummyJpn

Have a nice life♡

eico


Have ever eaten Tokushima ramen (Tokushima noodle)?

Hi all!

Have ever eaten “Tokushima ramen” (Tokushima noodle)?
When I went to Tokushima with my friend, we have a lunch in one of Tokushima ramen shop.

The shop “Fukuri” which we choose seems to be contained in delicious Tokushima ramen ranking!

My friend order the “Niku Tama Ramen” which a roasted pork fillet and egg were in.
I order the “Tamago Ramen” which a little bit roasted pork fillet and egg were in.

And the ramen so yummy!!!
The soup has rich taste and delectably. But not heavy tasting.
The roasted pork fillet was a pulp and like a melting in my mouth.

We are lucky! Because we chose the shop as it happens!
When I go to Tokushima next time, I wanna visit and eat again!

Fukuri (ふく利 北島本店)
Address: 18-4 Kawanakasu Aza Ejiri Kitajima-cho Itano-gun Tokushima Japan
Ph: 088-698-0098
Open: 11:00-15:00 Every Wednesday close

Have a nice life♡

eico


Kazurabashi (Kazura bridge) in Tokushima

Hi all!

The post carries on from yesterday.
We went to “Kazurabashi” (Kazura bridge) after Iya onsen.
Here is one of a sightseeing spot in Tokushima, and many people came the bridge because it was summer holiday in Japan.

Kazura Bashi is rudimentary cable suspension bridge. The bridge over the canyon in this secluded mountain villages is also associated with the legend of fleeting Heike clan, once most powerful ruler. And it’s made of Actinidia auguta (a kind of kiwi vine) and is 45 meters long, 2 meters wide. It weighs approx. 5 tones and is suspended 15 meters above streams.

We ate “Dekomawashi” in Kazurabashi.
Dekomawashi is local food in Iya.
It’s a dish prepared by skewering foodstuffs such as tofu, buckwheat dumpling, konnyaku pasting them with Japanese-lemon (citron) flavored miso (bean paste) and then roasting them.
It was delicious with Japanese-lemon (citron) flavored!
Also they selling sweetfish too.

The area is long gorge so you can enjoy rafting, boat walking and lots more with nature!
You can enjoy and stay all day in Iya!

KAZURABASHI of Iya
Address: 162-2 Zentoku Yamamura Nishiiya Miyoshi-city Tokushima Japan
Ph: 0120-404-344
WEB: http://miyoshinavi.jp/02miru/detail.php?uid=SS000048&genr=101&area=2
WEB(English): http://miyoshinavi.jp/english/02miru/detail.php?uid=SS000048&genr=101&area=227004/

Have a nice life♡

eico


Japanese hot spring in Tokushima

Hi all!

My friend came in Shikoku last weekend from Tokyo for danceing Awaodori!
My home town is Kagawa but I picked her up in Tokushima and we sightseeing Tokushima and Kagawa together.

First day we went to hot springs that call “Iya onsen”.
I recommend Iya onsen in Tokushima at all season!
We went to “HOTEL KAZURABASHI” for a hot spring.
The Hotel has small tram, and customer goes up some mountains by small tram and get take the hot spring.
It feel very good with the hot spring included among mountain and amazing view!!

If you go to Tokushima, please try go to “Iya onsen”.
I recommend for you!

HOTEL KAZURABASHI
Address: 33-1 Zentoku Yamamura Nishiiya
Ph: +81 883-87-2171
WEB: http://www.kazurabashi.co.jp/
WEB(English): http://www.japanican.com/en/hotel/detail/7427004/

Have a nice life♡

eico


TOKYO SKY TREE

Hi all!

It’s final post about trip Tokyo!
My friend took me to the TOKYO SKY TREE.
It was sooooo big and nice view! …It’s a matter of common sense?
But I was impressed!!
And not much crowdy so we can look around slowly.

Also I saw a little TOKYO SKY TREE from my friend house.
I think night is beautiful too with light up!

TOKYO SKY TREE
Operating Hours: 8:00-22:00
WEB: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/

Have a nice life♡

eico


Deliciouse pancake at bills in Odaiba

Hi all!

My friend took me bills in Odaiba!
The cafe restauran where a pancake using the ricotta is famous in bills with the main shop in Australia.
Though I went to bills of main shop to eat befor in Sydney, unfortunately a shop was closed and was not eaten.
So eating to the pancake is a dream come true for me!

And we ordered a pancake and cappuccino.
The pancake was soft as yummy as I’ve heard!
Also cappuccino was yummy too like Australia.
It’s difficult to find delicious cappuccino in Japan… So I’m really happy!!

pancake

cappuccino

There was life sized? Gundam in Odaiba too.

Gundam

bills
Trading hours: Mon-Fri / 9:00 – 23:00 (L.O. food 22:00, drinks 22:30)
          Sat, Sun, Holidays / 8:00 – 23:00(L.O. food 22:00, drink 22:30
Address: Decks Tokyo Beach, Seaside Mall 3F, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
Ph: +81 3-3599-2100
WEB: https://bills-jp.net/

Have a good weekend♡

eico


A lot of Doraemon!

Hi all!

I met a lot of “Doraemon” at Roppongi Hills!
It’s one of the promotion of the movie of Doraemon called “STAND BY ME Doraemon”.
Each Doraemon had a each tool and was sooooo cute!

I wanted to go to watch the movie!

Roppongi Hills
Open: 10:00-21:00
Address: 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
Ph: 03 6406 6000
Web: http://www.roppongihills.com/
Web/English: http://www.roppongihills.com.e.nt.hp.transer.com/

STAND BY ME Doraemon
Web: http://doraemon-3d.com/

Have a nice life♡

eico


Udon (Japanese noodle) @ Roppongi

Hi all!
the article carries in from last article about Tokyo trip.

I went to Roppongi in the night with my friend.

Roppongi

My friend reccomend “Tokyo Udon(Japanese noodle)” to me.
Because maybe I live in the place that is famous for Udon(Japanese noodle)…

Well we went to in “Tsurutontan”. Here is Udon restaurant.

Tsurutontan

I ordered “Udon with sweet corn and egg”.

Udon with sweet corn and egg

And I was surprised by the size of bowl even more than taste!

Udon with sweet corn and egg

My friend ordered “Keema curry with summer vegetable Udon”.

Keema curry with summer vegetable Udon

The noodles were soft but both udon were delicious.

And then we moved to a other shop to eat ice shavings!
“Yelo” is cafe & ber restaurant with ice shavings.

yelo

But… It was too many people in the shop… then gave up…

gave up...

I’m looking forward to being able to eat next time!

to be continued!

Turutontan
Open: 11:00-8:00(next morning)
Address: Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 3-14-12 Roppongi 3chome building
Ph: 03 5786 2626
Web: http://www.tsurutontan.co.jp/shop/roppongi-udon/

yelo
Open: 11:00-next morning /Weekday
11:00-23:00 /Sunday
Address: Tokyo Minato-ku Roppongi 5-2-11 Patio Roppongi 1F
Ph: 03 3423 2121
Web: http://yelo.jp/

Have a nice life♡

eico


GHIBLI building exhibition @ Tokyo

Hi all!

I went to Tokyo last weekend.
It was short trip but I was able to meet some friends and had a lot of fun!
Well, I show the thing which I did in Tokyo.

I went to “GHIBLI building exhibition” at Koganei.
Do you know STUDIO GHIBLI?
It’s a really famous Japanese animation film studio.

Famous title is
*Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (The film made before the studio’s official founding)
*Castle in the Sky
*My Neighbor Totoro
*Kiki’s Delivery Service

etc…

The GHIBLI building exhibition display a building used by a animation film.
It was the very nice display that concentrated various thoughts by a country, the generation worth seeing!
Unfortunately, the place can’t take picture. So please be really impressed to go.

Many Japanese buildings were rebuilt and were an unbearable place for a building enthusiast.

GHIBLI building exhibition in EDO-TOKYO OPEN AIR ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM
*OPEN: 9:30am – 5:30pm(April – September)
9:30am – 4:30pm(October – March)
*ACCESS: http://tatemonoen.jp/english/access/index.html
*WEB: http://tatemonoen.jp/special/

Have a nice life♡

eico


Keep looking up… That’s the secret of life…

Hi all!

Keep looking up… That’s the secret of life…
上を見続ける… それが生きるコツさ…

I picked it up from the book called “PEANUTS GUIDE TO LIFE”.
It’s one of my favorite book.

Snoopy gave me a wake-up call some times!
The book is healing and a recommended book to feel motivation in.

Have a nice life♡

eico