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A Kyoto Spring Tradition, “Aoi Matsuri” (“Hollyhock Festival”)

Aoi Matsuri is an annual festival of Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine. The official name of the festival is Kamo no Matsuri (Kamo Festival).Aoi Matsuri is one of the three major festivals in Kyoto, and it is known for having old-fashioned sense of refined grace. Out of modern-day Japanese festivals, Aoi Matsuri is one of the few festivals remaining that truly preserves old dynastic traditions.

Popular Ginza Ramen Restaurant “Ginza Kagari Honten”

“Ginza Kagari Honten” is a ramen restaurant that opened at the end of 2018. The restaurant Michelin-recognized as Bib Gourmand, and it’s so popular that there is always a long line. It specializes in chicken-based ramen, and its beautiful arrangement and elegant interior make it feel like a high-class Japanese restaurant. I decided to stop by for lunch.

Enjoy Sightseeing in Kobe on SKY BUS KOBE!

If you want to enjoy Kobe's popular sightseeing spots, it's recommended that you ride Sky Bus Kobe, an open-top bus, around the city! With a new course starting from April of 2019, you can get your fill of Kobe's fun places! This article will introduce some of the wonderful scenery that can be seen aboard the Sky Bus Kobe!

Enjoy Cherry Blossoms and Gourmet Food on a Tram This Spring in Tokyo!

Cherry blossoms herald in spring in Japan. In Tokyo, they begin to bloom in late March. This article will introduce a sightseeing plan for Tokyo that combines cherry blossom viewing and gourmet foods in a ride on “Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line),” which takes an efficient route through great cherry blossom locations!