Tsumago and Magome along the Nakasendo trail

Tsumago Nakasendo

Experience Nakasendo trail On the Edo era there was a street that connected Edo (Now Tokyo) to Kyoto, and one of this route now is called Nakasendo and is the most popular in now age and lies in the Kiso Valley, between Tsumago in Nagano Prefecture and Magome in Gifu Prefecture. We have been walk […]


Japan Alps Autumn

Shiga Kogen Autumn

One of the best time in Japan is definitely Autumn season, with a mild weather, local festivals and amazing natural colors. Today we introduce Japan Alps area, in particular Takayama city as top destination for this season. The main reason is not only for the red leaf that surrounding the area but also the local […]


Tondabayashi Jinaimachi – A traditional Edo village near Osaka


Around Osaka city you can discover a completely different atmosphere from a metropolitan town and experience a traditional old town, preserved from the Edo era called Tondabayashi Jinaimachi. Tondabayashi was formed around 1558, it was a religious town in the Medieval periods and also a commercial town. This village could remained intact as it was […]


A Night in a Japanese Temple in Mt Koya

No doubt! Sleep over night in a Japanese Temple is a kind of must for the people who would like to experience a Buddhist Monk life. Mt Koya (or Koyasan) is home to an active monastic center founded twelve centuries ago by the priest Kukai for the study and practice of Esoteric Buddhism. It is […]


Snow monkey & Go Game

Play go

How cute and smart this monkey that play to Go Game! The game was invented in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago, and is therefore believed to be the oldest board game continuously played today. It was considered one of the four essential arts of the cultured aristocratic Chinese scholar caste in antiquity. The […]


Explore Takayama and Beyond

Takayama City Takayama is a city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture. The city has a very Japanese old atmosphere of Edo Period and many buildings are still preserved. The Sannomachi Street located in the old town has many old homes, shops, coffee houses and sake breweries, some of which have been in business […]


Experience Japanese table design lesson in Rural Himeji

Villa de Piare

In Yumesaki city of Hyogo Prefecture there is a beautiful Villa called Villa de Piare. Around this villa there are many vegetable field and a lot of green! The owner of the villa she a professional table coordinator and flower designer and she offer lesson for everybody who want to experience how to make design […]