• 2020-10-31
  • 2020-10-31

YABUSAME ,horse back archery

‘YABUSAME ( horse back archery)’YABUSAME ( horse back archery) is a popular exhibition of Japanese festivals. There are 116 YABUSAME festivals in Japan all year around. Some of them perform in autumn festival . This is the one of MEIJI shrine in center of Tokyo last year 3rd November. Unfortunately […]

  • 2020-10-30
  • 2020-10-30

Fox God ?

‘FOX GOD?’If you visit FUSHIMI-INARI and other INARI shrines ( there are over 30,000 INARI shrines in Japan)you notice that there are many fox statues in shrine area. Some people misunderstood that these are the object for prayer. But these foxes aren’t the object for prayer but, the servants of […]

  • 2020-10-28
  • 2022-05-03

How to drink Japanese tea?

‘HOW TO DRINK JAPANESE TEA?’I went to the MIHAMAEN Japanese garden in Chiba prefecture next to Tokyo. There is a Japanese tea house in the garden and offers us traditional Japanese green tea and sweets by traditional way. The woman here explained the history of the tea house and Japanese […]

  • 2020-10-27
  • 2023-03-28

DOUGASHIMA west IZU peninsula

‘DOUGASHIMA’I visited DOIGASHIMA in west IZU peninsula 3 hours from Tokyo. There is no train this area only car can access here .But still very popular for Japanese people because of its nice sceneries of the seashore , rocky cliffs , big cave at the coast and Onsens ( natural […]

  • 2020-10-27
  • 2022-11-03

7,5,3 years old celebration ( SHICHIGOSAN)

‘SHICHIGOSAN,7,5,3 years old celebration’ I came across the 7,5,3 years old celebration at nearby shrine. I saw some cute little SAMURAI ( warrior)and HIME( princess)! 7,5,3(SHICHIGOSAN) is the custom we celebrate the children’s growth and offer gratitude to the God in middle of November at the shrine.3 years old is […]

  • 2020-10-26
  • 2023-01-09

HITACHI seaside park Kokia and cosmos

‘HITACHI SEASIDE PARK’ October is the season of kochia and cosmos in HITACHI SEASIDE PARK. This is the huge national park located in the seaside of Ibaragi prefecture, takes 2 hours drive from Tokyo.All grounds are well decorated by seasonal flowers all year around. There are a lot of rest […]

  • 2020-10-25
  • 2022-11-12

Cafe in FUSHIMI-INARI shrine

‘CAFE IN FUSHIMI-INARI shrine’FUSHIMI-INARI shrine has a huge precinct area , if you walk the whole way it’s like 2 hours of small mountain hiking. So if your parents’s and friend’s legs are not strong, they had better stay the entrance area . Or after you trekked whole way and […]

  • 2020-10-23
  • 2020-10-24

How to enjoy FUSHIMI-INARI shrine -2 1000 TORII GATES

‘HOW TO ENJOY FUSHIMI-INARI SHRINE-2’If you start walking the red TORII GATES of FUSHIMI-INARI shrine, you will find the 2 pathways in front of you. It’s called 1000 TORII GATES and the symbol of the shrine by its mysterious 2 dense raws of TORII GATES. These 2 pathways are thought […]

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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!