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Monkeys relaxing in a hot spring, Hakodate, Hokkaido

A hot spring has been available at a botanical garden in the hot spring resort area of Hakodate since January 1, and visitors are enjoying the sight of the monkeys warming themselves in the snowy hot water.     About 50 Japanese macaques are kept at the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden in Yugawa-cho, Hakodate City, […]

Okashi no Machioka offers 1,000 kinds of Japanese snacks at very low prices!

Have you heard of “Okashi no Machioka” which operates mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area? It sells attractive inexpensive snacks at reasonable prices. Okashi no Machioka sells a wide range of products, from large-volume confections reminiscent of old-time candy stores to one-off items, all at inexpensive prices.     Operating nearly 200 stores in the […]

“Taijima” changes to “Kinmedai” in the morning sun in Kushimoto, Wakayama

Located off the coast of Kushimoto-cho, Wakayama Prefecture, the southernmost tip of Honshu, this island is shaped like a fish “tai,” and the morning sun shines through the hole in the “eye” of the island, creating a fantastic sight of the island’s shadow emerging like a “kinmedai.     Tai Island, located approximately 1 km […]

Yellow, white and pink tama-chrysanthemums are at their best at Akabori Kogiku-no-sato, Isesaki

Yellow, white, and pink tama-chrysanthemums are now at their best at “Akabori Kogiku no Sato” in Isomachi, Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, delighting visitors strolling around.     Akabori-Kogiku-no-sato is a famous flower viewing spot with a great view of Mount Akagi to the north, Mount Asama, Mount Haruna, and Mount Myogi to the west, and […]

Best Viewing of Autumn Leaves at Saimyoji Temple, Kyoto

At Saimyo-ji Temple in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, known for its beautiful autumn foliage, the trees on the temple grounds are changing colors and the autumn leaves are at their best.     Saimyoji Temple, located in the mountains of Takao area in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, is well known for its autumn foliage. The temple is located […]

Commemorative ceremony before the opening of “Ghibli Park”, Aichi

A ceremony was held in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture, to commemorate the opening on November 1 of “Ghibli Park,” which represents the world of Studio Ghibli’s works.     The “Ghibli Park,” which is being developed in “Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan Commemorative Park” in Nagakute City, will open on November 1 with three areas: “Ghibli’s […]