Professional wrestling train – Showing off their skills using the strap and handrail, JR Kururi Line, Chiba

A “pro-wrestling train” featuring pro-wrestling matches was operated on the JR Kururi Line running along the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture.     The “Pro-Wrestling Train” was operated by the JR East Chiba Branch on the Kururi Line running in the Boso Peninsula, Chiba Prefecture, in order to promote the attractiveness of the train line […]

“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 […]

Bonnet bus revived after 40 years in Ise, Mie Prefecture

A “bonnet bus,” once a popular route bus vehicle in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, was revived for two days on Saturday and Sunday for the first time in about 40 years and ran in the city.   (You can view English subtitles by using youtube’s automatic translation feature.)   The bonnet bus is characterized by […]

Freshly caught “Echizen Crabs” sold at morning market

  With the first weekend after the opening of the snow crab fishing season, an annual morning market has begun in Echizen Town, Fukui Prefecture, selling freshly caught “Echizen Crabs”.   (You can view English subtitles by using youtube’s automatic translation feature.)   Echizen Town in Fukui Prefecture, where the snow crab fishing season is […]

The best natto contest in Japan, Mito city, Ibaraki

The best natto contest in Japan was judged on appearance, taste, and aroma at the National Natto Evaluation Meeting held in Mito City, known as a famous natto production center.   (You can view English subtitles by using youtube’s automatic translation feature.)   This year was the first time in seven years that Mito City […]