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Let’s Visit TCK This Summer for the Hot “Tokyo Meat Competition”! Enjoy Horse Races and Gourmet Foods During Summer Nights!

During summer of 2018, TCK will be hosting the “Tokyo Meat Competition,” where select famous meat restaurants will be competing. This is a rare chance to enjoy the food from many famous restaurants all in one go during your trip to Japan. This time, we will be introducing the highlights of TCK as well as the details on the “Tokyo Meat Competition.”

Capsule Hotel at Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station, “Lodge Fujiyama”

The “Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station” in Yamanashi Prefecture is the trailhead that leads to the Yoshida route up Mt. Fuji. “Fujikyu Unjokaku” is a facility with restaurants and shopping, located near the 5th station at an altitude of 2,305 meters.
This time, we will be introducing a capsule hotel located in that very facility, “Lodge Fujiyama.”

Nagano Prefecture – Zenkoku Shinsaku Hanabi Kyogi-Taikai

Nagano Prefecture’s Lake Suwa is famous for being a great location to launch fireworks. That very lake is where firework creators from across Japan compete in displays using fireworks crafted with innovative ideas and technologies. The fireworks, with the craftsmen’s passions built into them, are launched along with messages and music, and the sight is truly a moving work of art. Around 18000 fireworks are planned to be set off over a period of about an hour and a half.

A Round Trip to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda for a Visit to Ravishing Ancient Lotuses, Tumulus Clusters and the Historic Castle in One Day!

It is only a 1-hour train ride from Tokyo’s Ueno Station on the Takasaki Line (JR East) to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda, where ancient lotuses are in full bloom! Besides, there are Saitama Kofun (tumuli, ancient burial mounds) Park and Oshi Castle, which are rarely seen in other cities in Japan. Here is an account of my one-day round trip to Gyoda and I hope it could be helpful to you.

Introducing the Souvenirs of Owakudani, Kanagawa!

Owakudani is a valley located in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture. It was formed by the remains of a volcanic eruption of Mount Hakone about 3000 years ago. Thanks to its rugged rocks, white steam and sulphuric smell, it used to be called "The Valley of Hell".