Travel Tips

Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden

by Hideo
Hiroshima Castle was first built in 1599 by Terumoto Mori.  Unfortunately the castle was burnt down by Atomic Bomb on 6 August 2019.  The c...

When is the best season to visit Mt.Fuji?

It is frequently asked that when is the best season to visit Mt.Fuji. People may have different opinions, but for me it is definitely spring...

Shinkansen Tickets, Prices, Speed & Travel Tips

Riding the “Shinkansen” is one of the fun and practical things you can do in Japan. A “Shinkansen” or bullet train is an amazingly fast expr...

English: 2 tips to make your transportation easy in Tokyo

Do I have to buy an IC card in Tokyo? Has anyone thought of this question before?  Actually some foreign visitors have given me this que...

Hiroshima Tour Three Times in October 2019

by Hideo
The First Group We visited Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine at the high tide.  We could see extremely beautiful shrine covered with vermilion co...

SHIRAKAWA-GO Tour

by Hideo
【I took guests to Shirakawa-go three times in August】 First on Aug 3rd I picked up 5 British from Takayama to Shirakawa-go.  Second on Augu...

KANAZAWA(A Little Kyoto)Tour

by Hideo
On Aug 14 I took 2 Italians from Kyoto to Kanazawa and guided Kanazawa. 【Tuzumi gate in front of Kanazawa station】 In 2015 when Hokuriku S...

Sakaiminato --> IZUMO GRAND Shrine & MATSUE Castle

by Hideo
【Sakaiminato → IZUMO GRAND Shrine & MATSUE Castle】 I picked up 4 Canadians from Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in front of the port of Sakaim...

Tokyo Travel Costs : How To Be A Cheapo in Tokyo

Tokyo is surely not something to be missed when you travel to Japan. The largest metropolitan city in the world is breathtakingly stunning w...

English: 3 Categories to avoid Overwhelming Trip Information and enjoy Tokyo in a simple way

Hello everyone, Im Yoshi.  Today we are living in the society overwhemed by a lof of information. It is said that the information about th...

Must see shrine in Kamakura!

by Eiko
Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine Even now, this is the center of Kamakura!!Evening hour wedding celemony  Bonbori or paper lantern festival in Au...

Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass): Is It Worth It?

If you are going to be traveling widely in Japan, the Japan Rail Pass or JR Pass is something you should look into. It’s a type of all compa...

The Black Matsumoto Castle and City Museum

by Hideo
I picked up 4 Americans at Mastumoto station to take them to Scenic spots of  Matsumoto on Aug 20th. 【Matsumoto Castle】 was built by Ishik...

Tip Custom in Japan

by Masato
It is said that no people in Japan tip. Who said?   It is not correct. Surely it is unnecessary to tip to the person who is working in a r...

Calm and Mysterious Engyoji Temple in Himeji City Famous for the Filming Location of “Last Samurai”

by KASHIMA
I would like to introduce Engyoji temple in Hyogo/Himeji city where you can feel Buddhism temple atmosphere. The place was the filming locat...

Sakaiminato --> Flower Garden・Castle Tour

by Hideo
Diamond Princess I picked up 18 Mexicans on Diamond Princess at the port of Sakaiminato on June 25th 2019.  I took them to Tottori Flower P...

Diamond Princess(Kochi・Hiroshima・Matsuyama・Miyazaki)Tour

by Hideo
I took 20 guests from Poland on Diamond Princess to Kochi, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, Miyazaki and Kobe from May 19 to 22. 【KOCHI Tour】 I too...

OSAKA→KYOTO→KOBE→HIROSHIMA Tour

by Hideo
From May 14 to 17  I took 6 guests from Hongkong to Kansai district. Osaka Tour When I picked guests up in the platform of Shin-Osaka sta....

Cherry Blossom Viewing in Nara and Kyoto

by Hideo
Nara Todaiji Temple was the center of Buddhism as well as of cultural activities in the 8th century.  I took 6 guests from USA to Todaiji T...

The Great Traverse on Trails of Surrounding Mountains around Lake Yogo

by Yoshi
Re: The Great Traverse (余呉湖を囲む山道を踏破する) I walked a mountain trail on the east side of Lake Yogo last week, traversing from the North to Sout...

Walking the Mountain Track that Samurai Warriors Had to Claw Their Way to Gain Fame

by Yoshi
Walking the Mountain Track that Samurai Warriors Had to Claw Their Way to Gain Fame on the Battlefield of Shizugatake (1583 AD) ----- 賤ヶ岳合戦(...