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Sunday, 6 January 2013
Expensive Tuna
Mood:  hungry
Topic: Foods

Most expensive Tuna

Tsukiji is the most famous fisherm market in Tokyo.
They started business yesterday, 1/5.
The bluefin Tuna sold 155 miliion Japanese Yen. This is the reord of fish market.
The weight of the tuna is 222 kilogram.

So you can imagine how expensive the tuna price is!
Bidding made so high price but it seems a little bit crazy price.


From Yomiuri online (Copyright)

Surprise!!


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Posted by kanaday at 11:46 PM JST
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Friday, 28 December 2012
2013 Calendar
Topic: Traveling

Update of 2013 calendar

I put the new calendar of 2013 in my homepage.
There are many national holidays in Japan.
Travelers should be aware of these holidays.

2013

January 1    : New Year's Day (National Holiday) January 14   : Coming of Age Day (National Holiday) February 11  : National Foundation Day (National Holiday) March 20     : Vernal Equinox Day (National Holiday) April 29     : Green Day (National Holiday) May 3        : Constitution Day (National Holiday) May 4       : People's Day May 5        : Children's Day (National Holiday) July 15      : Ocean's Day (National Holiday) September 16 : Respect-for-Aged Day (National Holiday) September 23 : Autumnal Equinox Day (National Holiday) October  14    : Health-Sports Day (National Holiday) November 3   : Culture Day (National Holiday) November 23  : Labor Thanksgiving Day (National Holiday) December 23  : Emperor's Birthday (National Holiday) 
 May 6, and NOv. 4 are off-day in 2013.




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Posted by kanaday at 9:37 PM JST
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Sunday, 6 March 2011
Hayabusa
Mood:  cool
Topic: Transportation

Hayabusa is new train to Aomori.
Maximum speed is 300 km/hour. WOW!!






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Posted by kanaday at 8:10 PM JST
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Sunday, 27 June 2010
New access from Narita Airport
Mood:  cool
Topic: Transportation

New Access Method from Narita to Tokyo

Keisei Electric Railway will start the service of New Access route from Narita to Nippori (JR) in Tokyo.

The price is very atractive , 2400 Japanese Yen.
And it takes only 36 minutes from the Airport to Nippori.

The service will start from July 17, 2010.
The Keisei Skyliner becomes much easier and faster than before.
You should try it.

http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/us/



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Posted by kanaday at 1:38 PM KDT
Updated: Sunday, 27 June 2010 1:48 PM KDT
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Sunday, 6 September 2009
High Tech Gadget
Mood:  cool
Topic: Sightseeing

High Tech Gadget for Tokyo touring

Nikon just started the test marketing using head mount monitor.
At Shibuya Exel Hotel Tokyu, hotel guests can use the guide machine free of charge.
It has small monitor and earphones and display the special tour content of Tokyo famous spots.
This trial ends through October 10.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Suica and NEX
Mood:  cool
Topic: Transportation

This is Suica and NEX(Narita Express) combination card.

Form Narita Airport (Tokyo Airport), it isthe easiest way to use Narita Express of JR East.
There is a special discount ticket for the foreigners.

It costs normally 2940 Yen (JPY) from Narita to Tokyo Station by Narita Express.
In addition to the above NEX ticket, you have 2000 Yen pre-charged Suica card with 3500.

It is olny available the ticket counter of JR Station.





http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/

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Posted by kanaday at 10:15 PM KDT
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Sunday, 5 April 2009

Cherry Blossoms Full Bloom!

Because it was cold this year, it was late that cherry blossoms bloomed.
Cherry blossoms are full-bloomed now in Tokyo area.
Hereafter, various flowers begin to bloom, and it becomes the best season for the travel to Japan.


 





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Posted by kanaday at 10:54 PM KDT
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Sunday, 29 March 2009
Hanami
Mood:  happy
Topic: Entertainment

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms are ready to bloom!!
Cherry blossom is national flower of Japan.
Most Japanese love cherry blossoms and have been waiting for the Cherry blossoms bloom.

It is really good timing to see "Sakura", cherry blossoms now.
There are many private parties are going to be held, so called "Hanami"at Ueno Park and other parks.
"Hanami" means viewing cherry blossoms but actually drinking and eating under cherry blossoms


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Posted by kanaday at 6:23 PM KDT
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Sunday, 4 January 2009
National Holiday in 2009
Mood:  bright
Topic: Sightseeing

National Holiday in 2009 in Japan

You need to check your visiting schedule.

2009

January 1    : New Year's Day (National Holiday)
January 12 : Coming of Age Day (National Holiday)
February 11 : National Foundation Day (National Holiday)
March 20 : Vernal Equinox Day (National Holiday)
April 29 : Green Day (National Holiday)
May 3 : Constitution Day (National Holiday)
May 4 : People's Day
May 5 : Children's Day (National Holiday)
July 20 : Ocean's Day (National Holiday)
September 21 : Respect-for-Aged Day (National Holiday)
September 22 : Autumnal Equinox Day (National Holiday)
October 12 : Health-Sports Day (National Holiday)
November 3 : Culture Day (National Holiday)
November 23 : Labor Thanksgiving Day (National Holiday)
December 23
: Emperor's Birthday (National Holiday)

In addition to these holidays, following days are off also in 2009.
May 6th






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Posted by kanaday at 9:23 PM JST
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Sunday, 26 October 2008
Chopsticks
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: Custom

Chopsticks (Waribashi)

When we eat meals at a Japanese restaurant it is common to use chopsticks (Waribashi).
Especially disposable wooden type of chopsticks is popular.
Recently, it is getting popular to use non-disposable chopsticks for environmental protectionism.
Non-disposable type of chopsticks are made of plastics, wood or bamboo.
The surface of chopsticks becomes much slippery than disposable one.
It becomes more difficult to eat noodle or slippery food for foreigners.


The sample of Waribashi (disposable chopsticks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by kanaday at 5:45 PM KDT
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Sunday, 21 September 2008
Shinjyuku
Mood:  cool
Topic: Sightseeing

Shinjyuku?


This is the survey result of visitors to Japan by JNTO.
Which city do you like to visit?

  1. Shinjyuku (Tokyo)
  2. Osaka City
  3. Kyoto City
  4. Ginza (Tokyo)
  5. Shibuya (Tokyo)
  6. Asakusa (12.9)
  7. Other in Tokyo (Tokyo)
  8. Harajyuku (Tokyo)
  9. Yokohama City
  10. Ueno (Tokyo)



Is there your favarite place above?



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Posted by kanaday at 8:48 PM KDT
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Sunday, 29 June 2008
New rule for buying cigaret.
Mood:  special
Topic: Survival

What is this?

This is a card called "Tasupo".

 


If you want to buy a carton of cigarets by a vending machine, you need to identify being old enough by using this card.
Otherwise you have to go to a cigarette shop.
The new rule starts from July 1st.
In Japan there are so many various vending machines including cigarets.
All cigaret vending machines are equipped of age identification function using Tasupo.

Is this a good time to swear off smoking ! !



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Posted by kanaday at 6:49 PM KDT
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Sunday, 22 June 2008
Rainy Season
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: Climate

Rainy season started in Japan.

All Japan except Hokaido is covered by clouds and rainy front stays mainland of Japan.
If you have a plan to visit Japan, you need to prepare an umbrella.


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Posted by kanaday at 11:06 PM KDT
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Sunday, 1 June 2008
Fasten Seat belt
Mood:  lazy
Topic: Survival

What is this?

."Revision the Road Traffic Law" started.
Such as the seat belt wearing at back seats of the car be obligated in Japan.
The driver will be penalized if the back seated person are not wearing the seat belt on highways.

This rule started from June 1st 2008.

A warning message by policeman may be transferred to the driver on non-highway.

If you get on a taxi, please fasten seat belt on highway.



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Posted by kanaday at 7:12 PM KDT
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Sunday, 23 March 2008
Cherry blossoms to flower!!!
Mood:  happy
Topic: Climate

Cherry Blossoms start to bloom.

In Tokyo and other Kanto area, Cherry blossoms start to bloom.
It is two days earlier than expected.

So the best season for trip to Japan has started.
You will enjoy the variety of cherry blossoms in many places

Many Japanese peoples look forward to seeing and enjoyning cherry blossoms.

There are some custom to have a party under cherry blossoms in Japan.



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Posted by kanaday at 7:42 PM KDT
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Sunday, 11 November 2007
Temples and Shrines
Mood:  surprised
Topic: Sightseeing

Temples and Shrines in Kyoto

Kyoto is the most famous sight seeing city in Japan.
There are around 1600 Buddhism temples and around 300 Shinto Shrines.
It is amazing number.

This photo is one of famous temple, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)

 


Here is a link to the good Kyoto guide.
http://walking-kyoto.sub.jp/English/index.htm

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Posted by kanaday at 4:19 PM JST
Updated: Sunday, 11 November 2007 10:35 PM JST
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Monday, 29 October 2007
Booking Bus
Mood:  happy
Topic: Transportation

Easy online-booking Bus in Japan

Bus is the cheapest way to travel in Japan.

I found the online bus booking site.

http://www.123bus.net/

Now you can book the bus trip in English.
It start from 3900 Yen from Tokyo to Osaka

Telephone: +81-50-3533-4639

Enjoy inexpensive travel in Japan.

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Posted by kanaday at 10:45 PM KDT
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Sunday, 1 July 2007
Mt Fuji Climbing
Mood:  bright
Topic: Traveling

Mt. Fuji Climbing

It becomes available to climb Mt. Fuji from Yamanashi prefecture on July 1
The roads from Shizuoka prefecture to the peak is not fully opened yet because of snow.

Please check the agency if you have an interest to climb Mt.Fuji in July.



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Sunday, 24 June 2007
Climbing Mt. Fuji
Mood:  sad
Topic: Traveling

Climbing Mt. Fuji?

It is supposed to open the climbing Mt Fuji. on July 1
But this year is different. There are too much snow on it therefore it is decided stop climbing to Mt Fuji on the day.
There are four roots to climb Mt. Fuji from Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefecture.
The agencies of both prefectures judged all four roots can't be opened on July 1.
If you have a plan to climb Mt. Fuji early in July, please check it before planing.

News article
http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/national/news/20070622p2a00m0na018000c.html

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Posted by kanaday at 10:11 PM KDT
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Sunday, 17 June 2007

Rainy Season???

Entering the rainy season is only a day with rain.

The Meteorological Agency announces Rainy season started in Tokyo/Kanto area.

On he first day, it was raining but it was fine for a couple of days.
The agency forecasts no rain in this wee.
It is good news for the visitors to Japan.
We expect it is rainy season all over Japan for a month.
Bring an umbrella or purchase it in Japan.
You can buy it with 500 Yen at a convenience store.

If you are prepared, you don't have to worry.

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