November 12, 2014
“We’re Sorry for the Stairs!?” Extremely Polite Stairs Found at Kitakata Station.
Welcome to the town of warehouses and Ramen, Kitakata. …Hm? “We’re sorry for the stairs.” Oh, okay. No problem for that (^_^;) “There are a total of 32 steps on the stairs.” Thanks, I appreciate you telling me that (^_^;) …read more
November 5, 2014
The Great Ginkgo Tree of Nagatoko! (Kitakata City)
Kitakata city, Fukushima prefecture, is famous for their old warehouses and great Ramen restaurants. But… it is also a great place for appreciating autumn leaves. Last weekend, our senior agent S assumed visited Jingu-Kumano Shrine to see the Great Ginkgo Tree next to the Nagatoko (front shrine). He assumed it was about time for the…read more
September 25, 2014
Now or ten years later! The reversed Tenshu of Hirosaki Castle.
A perfect site for cherry blossoms, Hirosaki castle. A perfect site for autumn leaves, Hirosaki castle. A perfect site for snow sceneries, Hirosaki castle. There has been a concern regarding the safety of the stone-walls on the east side of the castle, which can possibly cause the walls to fall down. For the sake of…read more
September 11, 2014
Spiritual Place in Okutsugaru, Takayama Inani Shrine (Tsugaru City)
In Okutsugaru region (Tsugaru City, Aomori Prefecture), there is a location filled with spiritual energy which only a few people knows. Also a new station of Hokkaido Shinkansen, which is called Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station will be opened here in 2015. The place just mentioned is located at the very center of Byobu Mountain which is…read more
September 3, 2014
Former Ikeda Family’s Garden, a government-designated scenic beauty, holding ‘Autumn Garden Party’
On the countryside of Taisen city, Akita prefecture, the Former Ikeda Family’s Garden welcomes you to the relaxing garden party. Containing glowing chandeliers and walls of Japanese leather paper, the western-style building in this garden was built as a private library for local children by the Ikedas, who were praised as one of the three…read more