Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go Late Winter Trip (2017/03)
Part 1: Moving from Tokyo to Takayama and Shirakawa-go
Part 2: Walking around Shirakawa-go
Part 3: Evening and Night View in Shirakawa-go
Part 4: Morning Walk in Shirakawa-go
Part 5: Walking around “Old Town” (Sanmachi)
Part 6: Walking around “Old Town” (Sanmachi) 2
Part 7: Hida Beef Dinner and Night Walk in “Old Town” (Sanmachi)
Part 8: Takayama Morning Market and Sarubobo Collection
Part 9: Hida Furukawa, a filming location of “Your name /Kimi no na wa”

Hakodate winter trip (2017/01)
Part 1: Hakodate Morning Market and Bay Area
Part 2: Motomachi Area full of historical buildings
Part 3: Evening and Night View in Motomachi and Bay Area
Part 4: Breakfast at La Vista Hakodate Bay and Old Fort Goryokaku
Part 5: Hot-Tubbing Monkeys at Tropical Botanical Garden and Trappistine Convent
Part 6: Snowy Hakodate Night
Part 7: Kitajima Saburo Museum and Mashu-maru
Part 8: Last Supper at Lucky Pierrot and Evening View in Bay Area

Going to Kumamoto with Kyushu Reconstruction Discount Tickets (2016/12)
Part 1 Beginning of the journey
Part 2 Kumamoto Castle
Part 3 Josaien
Part 4 Kumamon Square
Part 5 Night Walk in Kumamoto
Part 6 Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Part 7 Kumamoto Station
Part 8 Revisit Kumamoto Castle
Part 9 Evening View of Kumamoto Castle

Ehime Matsuyama (2016/11)
Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 PR event 1 (Okaido and Gintengai)
Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 PR event 2 (Ropeway street and Dogo Onsen)
Dogo Onsen snap photos
Mican Center, a lovely spot for Mican fans
Matsuyama Castle and Ninomaru Historical Garden
Light-up at Matsuyama Castle and a vegetable restaurant “SOH SOH”
Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 1st day part 1
Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 1st day part 2
Okaido (Bansuiso Villa and Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum etc.)
Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 2nd day part 1
Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016 2nd day part 2
Around Matsuyama City Station

Revisit Singapore where I used to live (2016/08)
Flying to Singapore with Singapore Airlines’ business class
Merlion Park: one of the must-visit places in Singapore
Merlion Park at night – Wonder Full at Marina Bay Sands etc.
Visiting National Gallery Singapore and Raffles Hotel
Visiting ArtScience Museum and Singapore Flyer
Visiting Marina Bay Sands – shopping and sky deck!
Visiting Marina Bay Sands – wonderful night view!
Singapore Botanic Gardens: the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Singapore
Orchard Road: the largest shopping area in Singapore
Gardens by the Bay – high-tech and future-oriented garden
Gardens by the Bay: night illumination and show!
Singapore’s streetscape as a multiethnic country (1) Little India
Singapore’s streetscape as a multiethnic country (2) Chinatown
Singapore’s streetscape as a multiethnic country (3) Arab Street and Bugis
Singapore Zoo: an open zoo where you can enjoy watching animals more closely and naturally
River Safari: I revisited it to see two giant pandas, but …
Clarke Quay: the largest night spot in Singapore
Hopping various kinds of museums in Singapore
My favorite hawker, Lau Pa Sat and night view of Fullerton Hotel
Sentosa Island part 1: S.E.A. Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world
Sentosa Island part 2: Merlion and Siloso Beach etc.
Night view of ION Orchard: my last night in Singapore
Singapore Series Finale: Back to Japan with Singapore Airlines from Changi Airport

New York Short trip (2016/06)
Part 1: The New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal etc.
Part 2: Rockefeller Center and “Les Misérables” etc.
Part 3: Times Square at night
Part 4: Walking across Brooklyn Bridge
Part 5: Dumbo in Brooklyn
Part 6: World Trade Center (WTC)
Part 7: The High Line
Part 8: Chelsea, Penn Station and Fifth Avenue
Part 9: Times Square and “PARAMOUR”

Kanazawa and Gokayama 3 days and 2 nights (2016/05)
Part 1: Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market and Oyama Jinja Shrine
Part 2: Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum
Part 3: Illumination at Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station
Part 4: Kenrokuen Garden
Part 5: Kanazawa Castle Park
Part 6: Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District
Part 7: Light-up at Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District
Part 8: Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village in Gokayama
Part 9: Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village in Gokayama
Part 10: Kanazawa Station

Kyoto for Cherry Blossoms (2016/04)
Part 1: Heian Jingu Shrine and Okazaki Canal (Jikkokubune Boat Ride)
Part 2: Keage Incline and Nanzenji Temple
Part 3: Philosopher’s Path
Part 4: Takenaka Inari Shrine, Munetada Shrine, Shinnyodo Temple and Konkai Komyoji Temple
Part 5: Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (evening illuminations)
Part 6: Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Kyoto Imperial Palace
Part 7: Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu-dera Temple etc.
Part 8: To-ji Temple (including evening illuminations) and Rikuson-no Shrine
Part 9: Arashiyama , Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Gion Shirakawa etc.

Revisit Onomichi (2016/03)
Part 1: Senkoji Temple and Tenneiji Temple Kaiun-to
Part 2: Sunset and Sunrise
Part 3: Neko-no-hosomichi (Cat Trail)
Part 4: Temples and Shrines
Part 5: Onomichi station, Gaudi House, Slopes and Onomichi Movie Archives
Part 6: Shopping district and Seafront street

Switching my camera from APS-C size to Full-size (SONY α7 II)(2016.03)

Nagasaki for 3 days and 2 nights (2016/02)
HUIS TEN BOSCH (1) (Flower Road and Amsterdam City etc.)
HUIS TEN BOSCH (2) (Tower City and Harbor Town etc.)
HUIS TEN BOSCH (3) (illumination in the evening)
Peace Park, Urakami Cathedral and Atomic Bomb Museum
Oura Cathedral, Glover Garden, Confucian Shrine, Dutch slope and Meganebashi Bridge
Nagasaki Lantern Festival (Shinchi Chinatown and Confucian Shrine)
Dejima and Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument
Nagasaki Lantern Festival (Emperor’s Parade and Chinese Acrobatics)
Nagasaki Lantern Festival (Tojin Yashiki Ato, Sofukuji-temple and Shian-bashi Bridge)

Dogo Onsen Hot Spring for 3 days and 2 nights (2016/01)
Dogo Hot Spring main building filled with colorful art works
Illuminated Dogo Hot Spring main building in “Mika Ninagawa × Dogo Onsen DOGO ART 2015”
“Mika Ninagawa × Dogo Onsen DOGO ART 2015” art works hopping
Dogo shopping arcade and Dogo gourmet
Dogo Onsen Hot Spring other tourist spots
Dogo Onsen station, tram and Botchan train
Mican room in Dogo Prince Hotel

Iwakuni, Miyajima and Hiroshima for 3 days and 2 nights (2015/12)
Going to Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni
Going to Iwakuni Castle along with Kintaikyo Bridge
Itsukushima Shrine: daytime at high tide
Itsukushima Shrine: daytime at low tide
Itsukushima Shrine: evening and night with illumination
Miyajima: Five-story pagoda, aquarium, deer, Anago-meshi and oyster etc.
Hiroshima Castle and Okonomiyaki Mitchan
Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: a must visit in Hiroshima

Mican series (2015/11)
Going to Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2015 to cheer for Mican
Going to Mican’s parade: part 1
Going to Mican’s parade: part 2

Autumn Colors in Nagator (2015/11)
Steam Locomotive and Tsukinoishi Momiji Park
River boating

“Jewellumination” – Winter Illumination at Yomiuri Land (2015/11)

Autumn Leaves in Mishaka Pond (2015/10)

Malaysia and Brunei for 8 days and 7 nights (2015/09)
Going to Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines
Night view of Petronas Twin Towers, which represents Kuala Lumpur!
Visiting Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC
Aquaria KLCC, a world-class aquarium in Kuala Lumpur
Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor Food Street
Colonial Architecture in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island
Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang Island
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, also known as Blue Mansion, in Penang
Ethnic and religious architecture in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island
Street Art in George Town (World Heritage Site), Penang Island
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur
My first visit to Brunei
Old Mosque, a symbol of Brunei
Water Village and New Mosque in Brunei
The Empire Hotel & Country Club: 7-start hotel in Brunei

Ehime and Kagawa Prefecture for 4 days and 3 nights (2015/07)
Ozu Old Town: a castle city often referred to “Little Kyoto”
Garyu Sanso and Ozu Castle, plus sightseeing train “Iyonada Monogatari”
Shimonada Station: a local train station famous as movie location
Imabari City: Imabari Castle, local gourmet and Bary-san
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge on the Shimanami Kaido
Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Village (Nijyushi-no-hitomi eigamura)
Shodoshima Olive Park: it owns a beautiful Greek windmill
Angel Road in Shodoshima Island: it can be seen only twice a day
Shodoshima Island: Meiro no machi (Maze Town) etc.
Matsuyama City: Tram, Botchan train and Mikyan

Wanoakari x Hyakudankaidan @Meguro Gajoen (2015/07)
A special exhibition that featured Japanese traditional art crafts and festivals.
Second visit to Wanoakari x Hyakudankaidan @Meguro Gajoen

2015 Hydrangea flowers hopping (2015/06)
Hydrangea flowers at Takahatafudoson Kongoji Temple
Hydrangea flowers at Hondo-ji Temple
Hydrangea flowers at Hakusan Shrine

Chino City, Nagano Prefecture (2015/06)
Mishaka Pond: beautiful reflection
Mishaka Pond part2 & Meiji Onsen Ryokan
Chino Cultural Complex: what an artistic building it is!

Zenkoji Temple Gokaicho event (2015/05)
Zenkoji Temple Gokaicho event: Part 1
Zenkoji Temple Gokaicho event: Part 2

Day trip to Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture (2015/05)
Matsumoto Castle: a National Treasure known as the “crow castle”
Kaichi School Museum: one of the first schools in Japan
Matsumoto Shrine, Nawate Street, Nakamachi Street, Fukashi Shrine

Iceland poppy and Shirley poppy at Showa Kinen Park (2015/05)

Nemophila (baby blue eyes flowers) at Hitachi Seaside Park (2015/05)

Aomori Prefecture for four days and three nights (2015/04)
Cherry Blossoms at Hirosaki Park (Hirosaki Castle)
Cherry Blossoms at Hirosaki Park (Hirosaki Castle) with night illumination
Hirosaki sightseeing spots 1: Neputa Mura, Saisyouin, Fujita Memorial Garden
Hirosaki sightseeing spots 2: classic western-style buildings
Aomori bay area: Hakkoda-Maru Memorial Ship, Nebuta House Wa Rasse
Aomori city: Sannai-Maruyama site, ASPAM, Utou Shrine

Cherry Blossoms around Lake Kawaguchiko (2015/04)
Cherry blossoms at Arakura Sengen Shrine
Cherry blossoms at Fuji-View Hotel
Cherry blossoms at Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine
Cherry blossoms at Lakeside of Lake Kawaguchiko

Tulip at Showa Kinen Park, modelled on Keukenhof (2015/04)

Cherry blossoms at Zojoji temple with Tokyo Tower (2015/03)

Early flowering cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (2015/03)

Early flowering cherry blossoms at Izu area (2015/02)
Kawazu Zakura Matsuri
Minami no Sakura to Nanohana Matsuri

Otaru and Sapporo for 4 days and 3 nights (2015/02)
Day1 (1) Otaru: Sankaku Market, Otaru Canal, Sakaimachi Street, North Wall Street
Day1 (2) Otaru Snow Light Path Festival: a handmade and heartfelt event
Day2 (1) Otaru: North Canal, Otaru City Museum, Otaru Canal
Day2 (2) Sapporo Snow Festival @Odori Site and nightview of Sapporo TV Tower
Day3 (1) Sapporo: Former Hokkaido Government Office, Sapporo Clock Tower, Maruyama Zoo, Hokkaido Shrine
Day3 (2) Sapporo: Shiroi Koibito Park with winter illumination
Day4 (1) Sapporo Snow Festival @Tsudome site and JR Tower Observatory
Day4 (2) Sapporo: Sapporo Beer Museum and Sapporo Factory

Hakone Sanshamairi (2015/01)
(1) Hakone Shrine and Kuzuryu Shrine
(2) Hakone Mototsumiya Shirne and Narukawa Art Museum

NOTE: English version has been developed since 2015 and only Japanese version is available for 2014’s articles.

横浜山手西洋館「世界のクリスマス」 (2014年12月)
横浜山手西洋館「世界のクリスマス」 (前編) (2014年12月)
横浜山手西洋館「世界のクリスマス」 (後編) (2014年12月)

冬のイルミネーション@丸の内(丸ビル・新丸ビル・丸の内仲通り・KITTE) (2014年12月)

昭和記念公園の “Winter Vista Illumination” (2014年12月)

新宿御苑の紅葉〜終盤戦の紅葉模様 (2014年12月)

京都紅葉旅行3泊4日 (2014年11月)
1日目前半:東福寺・天授庵・南禅寺
1日目後半:永観堂・圓徳院・高台寺(含むライトアップ)
2日目前半:嵐山(天竜寺・竹林の道・野宮神社・渡月橋)
2日目後半:仁和寺・龍安寺・金閣寺・北野天満宮(含むライトアップ)
3日目前半:貴船神社・銀閣寺
3日目後半:真如堂・法然院・清水寺(含むライトアップ)
4日目前半:平等院鳳凰堂・宇治川・平安神宮
4日目後半:祇園界隈(正伝永源院・建仁寺・八坂の塔・八坂神社)

府中の森公園の紅葉〜無料で楽しめる都内の穴場! (2014年11月)

昭和記念公園の紅葉〜日本庭園とかイチョウ並木とか (2014年11月)

日立方面遠征 (2014年10月)
ひたち海浜公園のコキアの紅葉&コスモスやパンパスグラスも
ひたちなか海浜鉄道を途中下車して大洗水族館など

美瑛リベンジの旅3泊4日 (2014年9月)
1日目:パッチワークの路〜ぜるぶの丘、ケンとメリーの木、セブンスターの木
1日目:パッチワークの路〜マイルドセブンの丘、北西の丘展望公園
2日目:パノラマロード〜四季彩の丘、拓真館、千代田の丘見晴らし台
2日目:パノラマロード〜三愛の丘、赤い屋根の家、新栄の丘、クリスマスツリーの木
3日目:青い池〜AppleのMacの壁紙で一躍有名に
3日目:ルベシベの丘&かんのファーム&じゅんぺい
4日目:駅周辺散策〜美瑛神社、四季の塔、憩々森公園
4日目:駅周辺散策〜びえい「丘のくら」、美瑛選果、ジュンドッグ

飛騨高山・白川郷2泊3日 (2014年9月)
1日目:高山ラーメンとか高山陣屋とかさんまち散策
1日目:飛騨高山 さんまち散策(続き)
2日目:飛騨高山の朝市&白川郷の合掌造り見学
2日目:白川郷 和田家・神田家・長瀬家&民宿「ふるさと」
3日目: 朝の白川郷散歩&高山の飛騨国分寺
3日目: 飛騨高山の町家建築&飛騨牛ステーキ@ブルボン

蔵の街・小江戸川越にある川越氷川神社の風鈴回廊 (2014年8月)

アートアクアリウム@日本橋 (2014年8月) ~江戸金魚の涼

座間のひまわりまつり (2014年8月) ~気になるざまりんの隣りの正体

富良野・美瑛 (2014年7月)
(1) 見事なラベンダー畑のファーム富田
(2) 次回リベンジを誓った美瑛の丘

鎌倉紫陽花巡り (2014年6月)~成就院・御霊神社・長谷寺・名月院

箱根 (2014年6月) 1泊2日
1日目:箱根登山鉄道&紫陽花編
2日目:彫刻の森美術館&ガラスの森美術館編

尾道・しまなみ海道 (2014年5月)
(1) 尾道七佛めぐりとか猫の細道とか
(2) GIANTの自転車でしまなみ海道をサイクリング

富士山と芝桜が一度に楽しめる「富士芝桜まつり」 (2014年5月)

大人になってから行く多摩動物公園 (2014年5月)

映画「アバター」の世界「あしかがフラワーパーク」の大藤 (2014年5月)

色んな花との組合せが楽しめる昭和記念公園の桜 (2014年4月)

「大きな玉ねぎの下で」と千鳥ヶ淵の桜 (2014年4月)

香川1泊2日 (2014年2月)
1日目:幸せ願って「こんぴら参り」へ
2日目:栗林公園とか玉藻公園とか

愛媛松山 (2013年12月) 1泊2日
1日目:日本最古で『千と千尋の神隠し』のモデルの道後温泉本館へ
2日目:松山城や『坂の上の雲』ゆかりの地を訪ねて


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