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Kotatsu

Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:05:32 AM Asia/Tokyo

Kotatsu こたつ

We introduce about Kotatsu, very confortable Japanese table.
With Kotatsu we don't suffer from winter cold !!
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Posted in Japanese Culture By Top Art Japan

Akihabara(Top Art)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM Asia/Tokyo

Akihabara 秋葉原

We introduce you about popular place in Japan, Akihabara in English and French.


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Onigiri

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:25:22 PM Asia/Tokyo

Onigiri おにぎり

We introduce you about Onigiri in English and French.  >>read

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Akihabara

Thursday, August 29, 2013 4:58:33 PM Asia/Tokyo

Akihabara

Is a major shopping area for electronic, games, computer, manga, anime and all the otaku goods.

It’s a very touristic town in Tokyo, normally if you visit Tokyo you cant lose the change for visit Akihabara.






Akihabara is located in the Yamanote Line, very close to Tokyo station.

Here you can see the map:


 

Akihabara has also some special coffe shops, in this coffe shops ( normally for otaku people) you will be served by maid. Normally the waiters are dressed like a maid, and they will speak to you with a sweet voice. You can play with them too, like some card games, etc..




In this shops they maids sometimes sings too anime songs.

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Gion, Geisha's Town

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:43:21 AM Asia/Tokyo

Is a district of kyoto was developed in the middle ages, very close to Gion is the Yasaka Shrine


Gion is famous for has Geisha's houses and many tourist go there for take a photo of a Geisha.


This is Gion Town.




This photo was taken in Gion town.



Posted in Kyoto By JBO Admin

Kyoto trip

Monday, August 19, 2013 11:54:55 AM Asia/Tokyo

If you want to visit Japan or you will do in the next days, you should to visit Kyoto.

Kyoto is one of the most oldest cities in Japan, This city still keep very old temples, that you can see.

Kyoto was too the capital of Japan for more than one thousand years. Kyoto is very near to the tourist cities like Nara, Kobe and Osaka, normally you can go to this cities from Kyoto in arround 1 hour by train, and the conection is very good.

If you finally will visit Kyoto I will introduce to you some temples that you should to see.

 

Kinkakuji

Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Maybe is the most famous temple in Kyoto and in all Japan, you can see the beautiful garden with the golden color of the temple, the design is really good. 





 

Nijō Castle

This castle is in the center of kyoto, you can visit all the temples in Kyoto by bus, 1 day of bus cost 500 Yen, and you can use the bus as much you want, you can buy this pass in your hotel in Kyoto or in the kioks in all the city.

The area of this castle is very big, was starting to bouild in 1601 and was finished in 1626.

 

 

Inside the Nijo Castle

 

 

Pontocho

Is one traditional street very near to the river, and very near to gion too, there are many traditional houses of tea, restaurants and geishas houses, for me was more easy see geishas in this town than in Gion.

 

 


Kiyomizu-Dera


This is one of the most important temples in Kyoto, the temple was founded in 798, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633. The templo has a very beautiful views at the top.

This is the entrace to the temple.

This is the font of the temple, many people wants to drink the water or clean their hands in the font.


Posted in Kyoto By JBO Admin

Felice Beato

Monday, August 19, 2013 11:29:12 AM Asia/Tokyo

We want to share with you some photos of the 19th Century in Japan. The photos was made it by Felice Beato.

Felice Beato was an italia-british photographer, he was famous for took photos in the Far East. The photos that took in Japan allows us to know how the Japanese lived prior to industrialization in Japan.





Posted in Daily life in Japan By JBO Admin

Golden week !!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:17:09 PM Asia/Tokyo

This week in Japan is called “Golden Week” which we have 4 national holidays in sole one week! Combined with Saturdays and Sundays, it is the period for many Japanese “salary men” or office workers to take 7 to 10 days of consecutive non-working days which is often difficult for them even during the summer holidays (summer holiday here sometimes last only 5 days or so…depending on companies, of course ).

 

This week, public transportations and highways are packed with people and cars.

Packaged travel plans and nice hotels get quickly reserved.

 

So you have to plan ahead to move around Japan this week.

And if you decide to go by car, you need an extra planning.

I remember one time I drove to a lake about 300km north of Tokyo at this time of the year. Usually it takes about 3.5 to 4 hours to get there, but at that time, it took me about 7 hours and I spent most of my first day of Golden week staring at cars in front of me.

Ever since, I prefer to take public transportation to move around this week. Packed with people perhaps, but at least you know when you’ll be arriving at your destination.

 

If you live outside of Japan and are planning to come here in the first week of May, be prepared to find yourself amid extra wave of people, but it’s also a nice period for the temperature is normally mild and you find special events everywhere!!

Posted in Daily life in Japan By jbo new
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