• 2020-08-31
  • 2020-09-24

Looks natural

‘LOOKS NATURAL’This is the open air bath in YAHATAYA RYOKAN in Fukushima prefecture. This is one of my favorite open air bathes , really relaxing and refreshing.It looks as if these are natural rocks and slope. But it’s well designed same as other Japanese arts and crafts .We try to […]

  • 2020-08-31
  • 2021-02-07


‘NATURE AND RELIGION’This shrine is FUTARASAN SHRINE, the object of worship is Mt.SHIRANE behind, the active volcano. In SHINTOISM ( Japanese indigenous religion) the object of worship is sometimes big rock , mountain, waterfall, ocean, river , big tree . These are thought as the border between sacred world and […]

  • 2020-08-30
  • 2020-09-24

ROOM MAID IN RYOKAN ( Japanese traditional hotel)

‘ROOM MAID’In traditional RYOKAN ( Japanese traditional hotel) , there is a‘ROOM MAID’for you. She is our room maid of our stay in YAHATAYA RYOKAN in FUKUSHIMA prefecture.This hotel is very famous for its one of the top hospitality from the result of the pole of Japanese professional hotel people. […]

  • 2020-08-29
  • 2020-09-24


‘2MEALS ARE INCLUDED IN JAPANESE RYOKAN( traditional hotel )’If you stay Japanese traditional Ryokan, dinner and breakfast are included basically. So you had better check it when you book them. This is our dinner room and dinner in YAHATAYA RYOKAN in Fukushima prefecture. We stayed last year here , enjoyed […]

  • 2020-08-28
  • 2020-09-24

YUDAKI( hot water waterfall)

‘YODAKI ( literally hot water waterfall) WATERFALL’is 50m tall and 25m wide waterfall, located NIKKO in TOCHIGI prefecture . It’s not so famous like ‘KEGON WATERFALL’ near here, but still very beautiful .There is a parking on the base of the falling point 500yen . Also there is a restaurant, […]

  • 2020-08-25
  • 2020-09-24


‘FOOT BATH’This is the foot bath of 2000m observation area of Mt.SHIRANE. Yes we always set ‘leisure ‘and ‘onsen ( natural hot spa) together !The foot bath is good to relax tired legs and muscles. Many people try to refresh their foot before and after walking and trekking. If you […]

  • 2020-08-25
  • 2023-09-16


‘2578M, THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN EAST OF TOKYO’Mt. SHIRANE is 2578m in TOCHIGI prefecture , the highest mountain east side of Japan. There is a rope way up to 2000m, top station area is a nice observation place . You can see the nice view of Mt.SHIRANE , FUTARA SHRINE, […]

  • 2020-08-24
  • 2020-09-24

Japan is No1 destination after COVID-19

‘AFTER CORONA DESTINATION’The census of DBJ( development bank of Japan) and JTBF( Japan travel bureau foundation)reported about the travel destination after COVID-19. They asked 6200 people from 12 countries, US, UK , France, Australia, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thai , Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia , Hong Kong.82% of them want to travel […]

  • 2020-08-23
  • 2020-09-24

Mini NIAGARA of Japan, FURIWAKE waterfall

FURIWAKE WATERFALL’is 7m tall 30m wide waterfall in GUNMA prefecture 2 hours from Tokyo. It’s one of the 100 popular waterfalls in Japan, is called as ‘ mini NIAGARA’ of Japan from its shape. But it’s not so popular like other waterfalls, the surrounding area is very quiet and beautiful.There […]

  • 2020-08-22
  • 2020-09-24

Bamboo trees and Japanese garden in center of Tokyo

‘BAMBOO TREES AND JAPANESE GARDEN IN CENTER OF TOKYO’There is a Japanese garden in the TODOROKI VALLEY in Tokyo. You can see bamboo trees and traditional Japanese house and garden.There is a free Japanese tea server in the house . If you walk around TODOROKI VALLEY, it’s a nice stop […]

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Enjoy Tokyo and Japan as locals do!

TOKYO travel TIPS is the site which offers local updated information of Tokyo and Japan. There are many traditional, modern culture , festivals and beautiful nature in Tokyo and Japan. We want to share with travel beginners and repeaters to Tokyo and Japan! Let’s enjoy as locals do!