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The Music Box Museum is a specialty shop of music boxes in Otaru， Hokkaido.
There are many kinds of music boxes made of grass, wood or other material.
And their gentle sounds will captivate you when you step into the shop.
In addition, there are a lot of other items to decorate music boxes to charm visitors, such as beautiful ornaments and dolls that move to the melody of music.
Akashi City of Hyogo Prefecture is famous for its octopus!
This time around, I visited Izumiya, a long-standing restaurant beloved by locals, to eat Akashi-yaki.
Kyoto – A New Way to Eat Warabi Mochi: Frozen “Kushi Warabi”! Arare Shop “Kyo-Nishijin Kasho Souzen”Read Later
Kyoto’s “Kyo-Nishijin Kasho Souzen” is a shop famous for rice cake treats called “arare.”
Its most recent popular product is “kushi warabi,” warabi mochi (bracken-starch mochi) on a skewer.
These warabi mochi are sold frozen, so as time passes you can enjoy the way its texture changes from crunchy sherbert-like treat to chewy mochi.
Hostel Wasabi Osaka Bed with LibraryRead Later
“Hostel Wasabi Osaka Bed with Library” opened in December of 2016. As its name suggests, this is a unique library-like hostel that you can stay in overnight. Located a 5-minute walk from Kintetsu Nankai Railway’s Namba Station, it’s in a prime location for both sightseeing and business in Osaka.
Expo’70 Commemorative Park, in Osaka, is a lovely place overflowing with natural beauty. No matter the season, it is a place where you can enjoy beautiful flowers and trees.
Taking a leisurely walk through the park on a clear day is one of life’s finer pleasures.
This year’s plum festival will be held on February 18th, in Expo’70 Commemorative Park’s Natural Culture Park and Japanese garden.
The Natural Culture Park features around 600 plum trees of around 120 different varieties, while the Japanese garden has around 80 plum trees of 40 varieties. In both locations, you can enjoy a variety of plum blossoms, in colors like white, pink, and red.
Various events are scheduled during the festival period.
First held in the year 752, this event has been held every year without fail for over 1260 years!
Held by the temple’s monks in front of Nigatsu-do’s figure of the Eleven-Headed Kannon, the temple’s idol, the event exists to repent for the everyday sins of humanity and wish for everyone’s happiness.
This tradition is so old and familiar to the people of Nara that it is said that spring comes to Nara after Shuni-e ends.
Osaka ARK HOSTEL & CAFÉ DININGRead Later
“ARK HOSTEL & CAFÉ DINING” is located right between Osaka’s main stations, Umeda Station and Namba Station. As it’s located in an area called Higobashi, known for being particularly safe, we especially recommend staying here to women.
Nara, Wakakusa YamayakiRead Later
The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an event where the 342-meter-high Mt. Wakakusa that overlooks Nara City is lit on fire.
This is a Shinto ritual meant to calm the spirits inhabiting the keyhole-shaped tumulus on the mountain’s summit.
After around 600 fireworks are launched, 33 hectares of grasslands on the mountain are set aflame.
The dynamic scene that unfolds is almost like watching a forest fire. The winter night sky is dyed red, and the view of the entirety of the mountain lit up is magnificent.