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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU – DAY 1

I traveled to 九州 (KYUSHU) for TOUJI during a big holidays in Japan “Golden Week”.   I started from 大分県 (OITA Prefecture), where has a…

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My nomad-style TOUJI trip to KYUSHU

I traveled to 九州 (KYUSHU) for 湯治 (TOUJI) during the big holiday in Japan called “Golden Week”.   What is 湯治 (TOUJI)?: Your first experience of…

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God, rice, land, and ONSEN – KADA NO YU at IINAN Town

An opaque ONSEN located 1 hour drive away from 出雲大社 (IZUMO TAISHA Grand Shrine)   Driving south for 1 hour from 出雲大社 (IZUMO TAISHA Grand…

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Encounter with warmth of people at this cold snowy place – 遠刈田温泉 (TOGATTA ONSEN)

Before going to 峩々温泉 (GAGA ONSEN)   7th day of my TOUJI trip in northeast Japan. I was at 遠刈田温泉 (TOGATTA ONSEN) waiting for the…

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My TOUJI Trip to Northeast Japan in snowy winter

Travel destination of my 1 week holiday   In December, when I was about to finish my big project, I decided to have 1 week…

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谷根千 (YANESEN) area: Time travel to the past in Tokyo

Walking around 澤の屋 (SAWANOYA) Ryokan   “谷根千 (YANESEN)”, which stands for “谷中 (YANAKA)”, “根津 (NEZU)”, “千駄木 (SENDAGI)”, is the place where you can rarely see…

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“IKKYUJI Temple” – A ZEN temple where one of the most famous monk spent his later years

酬恩庵一休寺 (SHUON’AN IKKYUJI Temple) where “一休宗純 (IKKYU SOJUN)” spent his later years.   The temple is located at 京田辺 (KYO TANABE) City in KYOTO Prefecture….

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“SAWANOYA RYOKAN” Japanese typical RYOKAN in Tokyo

“RYOKAN, TATAMI ROOM, TOKYO”. If you search these words, you can find “澤の屋 (SAWANOYA)”, one of the Japanese typical “旅館 (RYOKAN)” in Tokyo.   RYOKAN…

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Driving with Mt. Fuji view

Driving across SHIZUOKA Prefecture and YAMANASHI Prefecture.   As I wrote in the separate post, if you stay in Tokyo, it is nice to go…

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Super fresh seafood at NUMAZU Fishing Port

Visit the local fishing port when you travel.   When you travel to ONSEN place, I would recommend you to visit the local fishing port…

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