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The former westernmost railway connecting Nagasaki coastal line with a variety of pleasures

The former westernmost railway connecting Nagasaki coastal line with a variety of pleasures

The Matsuura Railway (known as MR) was established in 1987 as a third sector company, inheriting the JNR (Japanese National Railway) Matsuura-line (its operation was started during the World War II).(Mr. Blue Sky)

Another rainy day in Nagasaki…mysterious Turkish rice is a must meal!

Another rainy day in Nagasaki…mysterious Turkish rice is a must meal!

When you visit a Nagasaki city, you cannot go around the rainy weather and Turkish rice, not to mention the marvelous night view. (Mr. Blue Sky)

Visit Fujinomiya-city to enjoy the king of B-graded gourmet!

Visit Fujinomiya-city to enjoy the king of B-graded gourmet!

Do you know Japan is a country with full of local character (Yuru-Kyara) and local B-graded gourmet? (Mr. Blue Sky)

Let the salt rule!

Let the salt rule!

The salty Yokan (azuki-bean jelly) from Shintsuru Honten (Shimosuwa Town, Nagano prefecture, near the Lake Suwa) proves that the salt rules all whenever it is. In the place like the Shinshu district (Nagano prefecture) having no ocean, the salt ...

Noto-Tetsudo, (Noto Railway) combines the scenic pleasure and pilgrimage to the Holy Land of “Hanasaku Iroha = Iroha in full bloom” (animation film).

Noto-Tetsudo, (Noto Railway) combines the scenic pleasure and pilgrimage to the Holy Land of “Hanasaku Iroha = Iroha in full bloom” (animation film).

  After JNR (Japanese National Railways) was dismantled in 1987 along the flow of privatization, JR was established to take over the railroad network throughout Japan. At the same time, many local lines (mostly fell into deficit operation) ...

200 years old Bonsai, nurtured by the wind from Lake Inba

200 years old Bonsai, nurtured by the wind from Lake Inba

The Bonsai garden, Fukushima-En beside Lake Inba (only 15 km or 10 miles from Narita Airport) is where you can meet a promoter of Bonsai`s new sensation, not to mention the sheer beauty of the aged art work of Bonsai. (Mr. Blue Sky)

Rural area in Tokyo

Rural area in Tokyo

This may sound strange but you can find rural areas in the western part of Tokyo metropolitan. In this post, I would like to introduce Sawai Station, a station of the Ome Line. To get Sawai Station, ride trains about 2 hours from Tokyo Station. ...

Stairway to Heaven, Amanohashidate, Kyoto,

Stairway to Heaven, Amanohashidate, Kyoto,

Japanese people love “ranking in general. That is the reason why we all are lured by Top 3 such and such spot, food, scenery or whatever. The king of such Top 3 something is “the three most beautiful sightseeing spots in Japan” ...

Journey to the Center of the Earth” experience waits for you at the famous “mole” station

Journey to the Center of the Earth” experience waits for you at the famous “mole” station

Doai station (JR-East, Joetsu line, located in Gunma pref) shows you the world of “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. (Mr. Blue Sky)

One of the most prestigious sweets in Japan, “made-in-Ginza” sweets! How much is that?

One of the most prestigious sweets in Japan, “made-in-Ginza” sweets! How much is that?

Any idea about the price tag of the Japanese sweets made at the place where the land prices are the highest in Japan? KUUYA-Monaka is the gem of the Japanese sweets at an affordable price, but reservation in advance is absolutely mandatory, no ...