Asakusa

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I went to Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan today.

I like Asakusa because Asakusa has preserved its distinctive character. 

 

This is Senso-ji temple, the most famous place of Asakusa.

This gate's name is "Kaminari-Mon"(Thunder Gate).

The statue of Fujin,a Shinto god of wind is located on the east side on the gate and the statue of Raijin,a Shinto god of thunder is located on the west side on the gate. And "FujinRaijin-Mon" is the formal name of Kaminari-Mon.

 

The Nakamise-dori is a shopping street between Kaminarimon and Hozomon.

There are 54 shops on the east side of the Nakamise-dori and 35 shops on the west side of the Nakamise-dori.

 

Hozomon(Treasure House Gate) is appeared beyond Nakamise-dori.

 

This is five story pagoda of Senso-ji temple. It's fine building.

 

I ate eel at Unagi-Yakko.

Unagi-Yakko is a long-established restaurant in Asakusa.

Unadon(a bowl of eel and rice) of Unagi-Yakko is very delicious.

 

A jinrikisha runs against Tokyo Skytree.

 

Funawa is a Japanese sweet shop in Asakusa.

Funawa's 1F is a shop that sell Japanese sweets,such as sweet-potato paste and mitsumame topped with bean jam, and Funawa's 2F and 3F is Japanese cafe.

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IYOTETSU SHOP AKIHABARA

 

I went to "IYOTETSU SHOP AKIHABARA" in Akihabara, Tokyo today.

"IYOTETSU SHOP" is the souvenir shop of Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, and "IYOTETSU SHOP AKIHABARA" is the first store in Tokyo.

It has juice and jelly of mandarine orange which is a famous product of Ehime, and goods of "Mican" and "Dark Mican" which are the face of Ehime.

 

This shop is open only on Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays.

I hear that sales person is coming to Tokyo from Ehime only on weekends.

I bought these foods and goods.

Four kinds of mandarine orange is used for the jelly.

Misaki Port

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I had the day off today and I went to Misaki Port in Miura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, to eat tuna.

 

This is Keikyu train's "Misaki Tuna Tickets" .

This tickets is very good ticket because it includes round trip train and bus fee, tuna dish tickets, leisure facility ticket, and it is only 3500 yen.

 

I went to Misaki-Guchi Station from Shinagawa Station by Keikyu train.

 

I went to Misaki Port from Misaki-Guchi Station by Keikyu bus.

There are many tuna restaurants in Misaki Port.

 

I visited Senmiraku, a restaurant managed by a tuna wholesale marchant.

 

This is "Senmiraku-don".

It includes various type of tuna meats, Akami, Chu-Toro, Negi-Toro, Nakaochi, Bin-Toro and it is very delicious.

 

It is "Nijiirosakana-go", a pleasure boat that can see fish underwater.

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Matsuyama City, Japan

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I introduce Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

It is a temperate region and it has a lot of sightseeing spots.

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival

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I went to Nagaoka Fireworks Festival in Nagaoka City, Nigata Prefecture, Japan.

Nagaoka Fireworks Festival started from August,1946 for purpose of remembrance of the dead of World War II.

It holds near Ote big bridge along Shinano River every August 2and 3, and it has many big fireworks.

This fireworks' name is "Phoenix" and it was started for praying recovery from Nigata Chuetsu Earthquake.

Its background music is "Jupiter" sung by Ayaka Hirahara.

This fireworks' name is "Kome Hyappyo Fireworks and measure ball 100 firing".

It is famous fireworks of Nagaoka Fireworks Festival, too.

Its background music is "Try looking up the sky" sung by Chikako Sawada.

It is the venue of Nagaoka Fireworks Festival near Ote big bridge along Shinano River.

We can buy tickets for reserved seat on the day of the fireworks festival.

I ate boiled ayu with salt.

It was fat and delicious.

 

I stayed Aore Nagaoka until beginning of Nagaoka Fireworks Festival.

Aore Nagaoka is Nagaoka City Hall and event venue near Nagaoka Station and it was designed by Mr.Kengo Kuma,an architect of Japan.

私が訪れた8月2日は長岡まつりのイベントが開かれていました。

I ate "Gohei-mochi",a famous food of Nigata Prefecture, at stall.

It is a big mochi(rice cake) with miso and it is delicious.

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