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Kyoto Autumn Leaves Tour No.2

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KYOTO Tour On Nov 22nd I took 12 guests and on Nov 25th 13 guests from Israel to Kyoto. ARASHIYAMA KINKAKUJI TEMPLE (GOLDEN PAVILION) ...

Kyoto Autumn Leaves Tour No.1

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Eikando Temple is famous for beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves.  Therefore Kyoto people are saying the same expression speaking...

PLAY WITH MAIKO IN KYOTO

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Maiko Dances On Nov 11th, in response to a request from guests from Poland, I took them to the place wher you can meet Maiko.   Maiko is an...

Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Garden

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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...

Hiroshima Tour Three Times in October 2019

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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

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【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

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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

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

The Black Matsumoto Castle and City Museum

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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...

Sakaiminato --> Flower Garden・Castle Tour

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Cherry Blossom Viewing in Himeji Castle Park

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Himeji Castle was designated as a World Cultural Heritage site as the first cultural site in 1993. It is one of the best beautiful cherry b...

Nagoya Tour Visiting Two Castles

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Nagoya Castle Honmaru Palace On January 28th I took 4 guests from Philippines to Nagoya Castle, where Honmaru Palace was open to the public...

2019 Happy New Year (Osaka and Kyoto Tour)

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Osaka Tour On January 2nd I took 7 guests from Papua New Guinea to Osaka Castle and Dotonbori.  Guests enjoyed taking pictures in front of ...

Playing In The Snow and Shirakawa-go Village

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Enjoy Sledding in Hirugano Snow Park On Dec 25 I took 20 Malaysias from Osaka to Nagoya using Kintetsu train. From Nagoya station we used a...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Castle

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Atomic Bomb Dome and Museum On Oct 19th  I picked up five guests from USA at the port of Itsukaichi in Hiroshima to Peace Memorial Park and...

Naoshima Modern Art

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A Red Pumpkin Waits For You I picked up 4 guests from Israel at the port of Miyanoura Port in Naoshima island on September 23rd.  The guest...

The Cruise Ship to Osaka, Kyoto

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Osaka Castle On Aug 18 the luxury cruise ship QUANTUM of the SEAS arrived at the port of Osaka.  I took 4 guests from Indonesia to Osaka ...

Kochi Tour from Celebrity Millennium

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Godaisan Chikurinji Temple On April 19 I picked up 43 people from Celebrity Millennium to Kochi tour. The emperor SHOMU ordered a Buddhist...

Nagasaki Tour from Celebrity Millennium

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Peace Statue On April 20 I picked up 25 people from Celebrity Millennium to Nagasaki tour. Nagasaki is now internationally known as the cit...

Miyazaki Tour from Diamond Princess

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Sunmesse Nichinan On May 9  I took 31 people from the cruise ship Diamond Princess to Miyazaki tour.  You can see Moai Statues counted as...

Koyasan

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The Monastic Center of True World Esoteric Buddhism On May 10   2018 I took one lady from USA to Koyasan.  It was very fine and we could se...

Kumano Sanzan Three Shrines

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The divine messenger of three shrines is Yatagarasu or three-legged crow. Its the  symbol of Japan national football team.On May 26 20...

Happy New Year from Kyoto, Hiroshima

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Hatsumode (New Years visit to a shrine) Most Japanese pay the first visit to Shinto shrines to make New Years wishes for good health, hap...

KOBE LUMINARIE and Giant Christmas Tree

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Kobe Luminarie  was first held in December 1995 to mourn for the victims of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake.  Luminarie has now become a...

Nara Todaiji Autumn Leaves

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Autumn leaves On Nov 25 I took 4 guests from USA to Tadaiji Temple.   We could enjoy beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves  at Todai...

Kyoto Autumn Leaves

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Beautifully Changing Colors of Autumn Leaves On Nov 22, 24  I took 8 guests from USA to Kyoto to enjoy autumn leaves.  In particular we cou...

Kurobe Dam Discharge

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Great Valley of Snow When I visited Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route on May 13, the hight of the Great Valley of Snow called Yuki-no-Otani wa...

The Great Vermilion Shrine Gate at High Tide and Low Tide

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High Tide On August 9 I took 6 Americans to Miyajima.  High tide was 10:30am and we visited Miyajima at 11:40am. I took pictures of them in...

The Shower of Cherry Blossoms in Miyajima

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Sakura Hana Fubuki 【Hana fubuki】  I took two guests from Australia to Hiroshima Miyajima on April 13.  Just about one week after cherry ...

The Reopening of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Four Regular Exhibits in the Museum Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum reopened On April 29 2017.  Now the east building consists of four re...

2017 Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

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The opening of The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Anually Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is open to the public in mid Spring 2017.  It was open...

Miyajima Great Vermilion Shrine gate at High Tide

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Great Vermilion Shrine Gate Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima island is designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1996.  I took guests t...

Osaka Seven Deities of Good Fortune

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Shichifukujin Shichifukujin refers to SEVEN deities which are believed to bring in good fortune in Japan. THe deities consist of three Chin...

2017 New Year's Visit to Shrines

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New Years holidays Japanese people pay the first visit to shrines and temples on the first three days of the New Year and pray for New Yes...

Miyajima Great Vermillion Torii Gate at Full Tide

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The Grest Vermillion Torii Gate In Novemer and December I visited Miyajima with guests.  In particular I took a couple from USA on Dec 17. ...

Osaka Night View and Christmas Illumination

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Umeda Sky Building On Dec 21 I took 4 guests from Malaysia to Umeda Sky Building.  It was selected as one of the top 20 buildings around th...

Chrysanthemum and Autumn Leaves in Kobe

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Chrysanthemum Exhibit Kobe Sorakuen Garden was built by the former city mayor, Kodera Taijiro in the early 20th century.  It is a stroll st...

Autumn Leaves in both Osaka and Kyoto

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Osaka Castle Park In the mid November we can enjoy beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves throughout the country.   Osaka Castle Park...

Nikko Sightseeing

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Beautiful Autumn Leaves On Oct 31  I guided a guest to Nikko from Tokyo.  In Futarasan Shrine, we could enjoy viewing beautifully changing ...

Two-day Kyoto tour from cruise ship

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The luxury cruise ship Celebrity MILLENNIUM arrived at the port of Kobe on October 18th  in three weeks.  Last time the ship arrived a li...

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

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The Luxury Cruise Ship Call at the Port of Kobe On 21 September 2016, when I arrive at the port of Kobe, the luxury cruise ship Celebrity ...

Four Paper Cranes President Obama Placed in Hiroshima

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Peace Memorial Museum As you know, Hiroshima is now internationally known as the first city destroyed by the atomic bomb ever used in human...

Kobe Beef

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Tanba District is located in the north side of Mt.Rokko.  It is one of the most appropriate places to grow cow.  Because the country of Tan...

Kobe Animal Kingdom (Watch a Video)

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Animal Kingdom Information From Sannomiya Station, You can visit Kobe Animal Kingdom for about 15 minutes using Kobe Port Liner.  The diffe...

Shirakawa-go Cherry Blossoms & Carp Streamers

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Carp Streamers I visited Shirakawa-go with 14 Indonesians on April 25th.  Lively carp streamers were swinging in the wind in front of a tha...

EXPOCITY OSAKA

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Osaka World Exposition was held in 1970. It was the time when Japanese population exceeded over 100 million.  Osaka Expo was held as the th...

Nagoya Sightseeing

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The longest Tour For Me Dec 23 was the last day that I guided 3 guests from Dec 17 for 7 days. We already visited Takayama and Shitakawago....

Hida Takayama Sightseeing

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I visited Takaya with three guests on 18-Dec.   Takayama Jinya Takayama is popularly known as a little Kyoto.  I had three guests and the...

3-day Shirakawa-go Tour(Watch a Video)

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3 types of different landscape I guided 3 people, including a child, Shirakawa-go tour for three days from 19-Dec from 21-Dec. Sirakawa-go ...

A curious sight from Osaka Umeda Sky Building

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Umeda Sky Building  As you might know, in 2008 in a daily newspaper Times of London  the building was selected as one of the top 20 build...

Kobe 10 Million Dollar Night View and Himeji Castle

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A Luxury Cruise Ship Celebrity Millennium called at the Port of Kobe on the evening of September 23rd and I took 7 guests to the Garden P...

Osaka Tenpozan Santa Maria Cruising (Video)

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The Port of Osaka These days luxury cruise ships such as Diamond Princess, Celebrity Millenium, and Ocean Princess call at the port of Osak...

Gozabune boat covered in gold leaf

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Osaka Castle was built in 1585 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who was one of the most popular shoguns in Japan.  This year is the 400th anniversary ...

Kyoto Sightseeing wearing Kimono

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Kiyomizu Temple You can wear kimono to do sightseeing in Kyoto.  I took 8 American guests to guide the Temple of the Golden Pavillion, Heia...

Nara Kasuga Taisha Shrine (Video)

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The 60th Shikinen Zotai Kasuga Taisha (Grand) Shrine was built in prayer for the protection of Heijokyo Palace and national prosperity.  In...

Aizen Festival (Video), The First Osaka Summer Festival

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Watch a Video, please !! The Osaka Summer Festival has just started on June 30th.  Aizen Festival is the festival of Aizen-do Temple, on...

Kobe Sightseeing and Kobe Beef

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Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum On June 21st I took six guests from USA to Kobe Sightseeing by a jumbo taxi.  First I visited Hakutsuru Sake ...

Newly Replaced Thatched Roof in Shirakawa-go

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Shirakawa-go is designated as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1995.  On May 26th I could see a farmhouse with newly replaced thatched roo...

Kyoto Arashiyama Mifune Festival

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The Mifune Festival was held in Arashiyama of Kyoto on May 17th.  The festival originated from the fact that the retired Uda emperor played...

Koyasan The 1200th Anniversary Kondo Special Opening

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The present Kondo (Main Hall) is the 6th reconstruction in 1932.  It is an irimoyazukuri (hip and gable construction) building. The princip...

Osaka Expo '70 Park -- Cherry Blossom Viewing

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In the Expo Commemorative Park I went to see cherry blossoms on April 6th.  Cherry blossoms were in full bloom.  In 1970 Japan World Expos...

Himeji Castle Just Open To The Public

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Himeji Castle was Just open to the public on March 27th 2015 after the repair since 2009.  I visited the Castle at 9 AM on March 31st. Many...

Osaka Cosplay Festival

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Nipponbashi Street Festa was held on March 21th.  Street Festa is so-called, Cosplay Party.   This is the 11th anniversary.  Many ladies ...

Syuni-e at Nigatsudo of Todaiji Temple (video)

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  Priests swing torches in order to pray for the peace and security of a nation. It has been observed without interruption since 752. That...

Plum In Full Bloom In Osaka Castle Park (video)

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Osaka Castle is popularly known as plum blossoms as well as cherry blossoms. There are 100 kinds of 1,270 plum trees in Plum Grove of Osaka...

Nara : attracting deer & night illumination (video)

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As for video The event of attracting deer is recorded in the 2nd minute and 30 seconds and after that night illumination is recorded. Attr...

Koyasan 1200th Anniversary at Abeno Harukas Art Museum

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The treasures of sacred mountain Koyasan The founder of Shingon Buddhism, Kobo Daishi, began the construction of monastic complex deep in t...

Osaka Shitennoji Doyadoya Festival (watch a video)

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Please watch a Video !! On January 14th Doyadoya Festival was held at Shitennoji Temple in Osaka.  The doyadya festival is one of the...

Ebisu Festival Imamiya & Nishinomiya Shrines (video )

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Enjoy Video !! Ebisu Festivals  are held on January 9th, 10th and 11th every year.  Ebisu is one of the seven fortune deities consisting...

A Happy New Year from Osaka

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  A lot of Japanese people pay the first visit to shrines and temples to pray for the safety of their family, business success, and good hea...

The 400th Anniversary of the War of Osaka -- Part Ⅱ

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The building of the 4th military divisional headquarters built in 1931 stands near the main tower of Osaka Castle.  The building was closed...

Merry Christmas Illumination From Osaka (with a video)

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Enjoy Video !! Midosuji Light Illumination Midosuji is the main street in Osaka.  Midosuji is popularly known for nearly 1,000 gingko tr...

Snow Landscape Kinkakuji Temple ( with a video )

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It snowed very hard in Kyoto on December 18th.  Therefore I could fiulfil  my long-cherished dream of taking pictures of snow-covered Kinka...

Osaka Castle 3D Mapping (with videos)

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Super illumination  is held at Nishinomaru Garden in Osaka Castle. Jewel Illumination  First you enter the garden, you walk through the w...

Kobe Illumination Luminarie (with videos)

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Requiem for the victims of Kobe quake Kobe Luminarie was first held in December 1995 to mourn for the victims of the Great Hanshin Awaji Ea...

Byodoin Phoenix Hall Lit Up

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Phoenix Hall The Paradise Pure Land on the ground has finally been completed.  Therefore you can pray to Amitabha Tathagata, or Buddha Amid...

Osaka Castle Changing Colors of Autumn Leaves

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Osaka Castle It is high time that you can appreciate beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves everywhere in Japan.  In particular you c...

Enjoy Beautiful Night View of Kobe (with a video)

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  From ferry I took a video of night view of Kobe.   The most beauitful view in Kobe is that The red Port Tower, the citys landmark, cre...

Dotombori The 6th Glico Signboard Open (with video)

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The 6th Glico Signboard Whatever you say, the most popular signboard in Dotombori is Glicos marathon runner.  Finally the 6th Glico signbo...

The 400th Anniversary of the War of Osaka -- Part Ⅰ (Watch a Video)

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Quadricentennial Tenka-ichi Festival Osaka Castle celebrate the 400th anniversary of the war of Osaka. In 1614, 1615 Tototomi clan had a fi...

KOBE JAZZ STREET Watch a Video

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KOBE Sightseeing Week begins on October 3rd and lasts untill 13th.  For your information, October 3rd is the date for Kobe sughtseeing beca...

Koiya Festival at Osaka Castle Park

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An Energetic Koiya Festival was held in Osaka Castle Park on September 13th, 14th.  About 100 teams, 3,000 university students, took part i...

Tennoji Zoo, Countdown to 100th Anniversary Watch a Video !!

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Between ABENO HARUKAS and Tsutenkaku A polar bear called Go-Go  jumps into water  I visited Tennoji zoo on August 22nd. Tennoji Zoo was ...

The World of GOLGO 13

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Worlds First Exhibition of Golgo 13 Sakai City Cultural Hall The exhibition of The World of Golgo 13 is held in Sakai City Cultural Hal...

Giant Buddha Statue Cleaned in Nara  Watch a Video !!

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Todaiji Temple in Nara an annual mid-summer ritual The Great Buddha statue in the ancient capital of Nara, western Japan, has been cleaned...

Himeji Castle Festival         Watch a Video !!

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The 65th Himeji Castle Festival The 65th Himeji Castle Festival was held at Otemae Park, located about 10-minute walk from JR Himeji statio...

Kobe Fireworks Celebration     Watch a Video !!

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About 10,000 fireworks Nearly 300,000 people watched. Check Video !!  Fireworks celebration was held in Kobe Meriken Park at night on Augu...

Japan Beach Volleyball in a big city, Osaka

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Japan Beach Volleyball Competition Umekita Field Sand beaches were carried in Umekita Field located between JR Osaka Station and the south...

OSAKA SUMMER FESTIVAL No.3 Watch a Video !!

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TENJIN MATSURI FESTIVAL INTRODUCTION Tenjin Matsuri Festival began in the year 954, two years after Osaka Tenmangu Shrine was built.It is...

OSAKA SUMMER FESTIVAL No.2 Watch a Video !!

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Umeda Ohatsutenjin / Transformers / Yukata and Doraemon Festival OHATSUTENJIN  SUMMER  FESTIVAL Ohatsutenjin Summer Festival was held at U...

OSAKA SUMMER FESTIVAL No.1

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DOTOMBORI Dotombori is the birthplace of the gourmet culture known as kuidaore or  drinking and eating luxuriously to death,  FUNATOGY...

OSAKA TANABATA STAR FESTIVAL

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SHITENNOJI & UMEDA SKY BUILDING decorative banners July 7th is the day when Tanabata or Star Festival is held in Japan.  It is an event ...

OCEAN DREAM "PEACE BOAT" MADE A VISIT TO THE PORT OF KOBE

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The Port of Kobe THE TOUR GUIDE OF PEACE BOAT I joined the tour guide of  Ocean Dream PEACE BOAT at Kobe Port Terminal Station by the ...

RED BULL X-FIGHTERS OSAKA 2014 held in Osaka Castle

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Motocross Race RED BULL X-FIGHTERS OSAKA 2014 It was held on May 24,25, 2014 at Nishinimaru Garden in Osaka Castle for 2 years in a row. ...
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