What is “Deco Ben” / “Kyara Ben”?

January 27, 2017

If you have been to Japan, you already know about Bento (Pack Lunch). Do you know “Deco Ben” / “Kyara Ben”? Deco = Decoration Kyara = Caracter Ben = Bento This is completely new Japanese word. Sometime Japanese kids should bring their food to school lunch / picnic events. And…

3 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Wakayama’s Shrine

October 26, 2016

1. THE MOST SACRED PLACES IN JAPAN is Wakayama When it comes to the subject of famous Temples and Shrines, most Foreign travelers only think about Kyoto or Nara prefectures.  But Wakayama Prefecture is right there with Kyoto and Nara with the important and sacred places.  One of the most…

Wakayama’s “Castle in the Sky” – Tomogashima

October 6, 2016

Looking for an interesting place to stay with unusual experience? How about island like “Laputa”? Laputa as known as “Castle in the Sky” and it is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. In Wakayama,…

5 reasons why you need to visit Wakayama

September 28, 2016

Do you know Wakayama, where is the prefecture of West Japan. Actually, even Japanese people never visited to Wakayama especially people who lives around Tokyo. I was born in Tokyo and used to live in London for 20 years. Finally, I am in Wakayama. For me, Wakayama is the best place in…

Wakayama Ramen – Japan’s “Most Delicious” Ramen

September 20, 2016

Do you fancy a Ramen? Why not try Wakayama Ramen for dinner? Ide Shoten’s Wakayama ramen was voted “Japan’s most delicious” by a Japanese food show. Wakayama ramen has a unique soup base, made with an extremely savory pork bone and soy sauce broth.   Its looks like Wakayama region’s…

Deep Spiritual Experience in Koyasan

September 5, 2016

I would like invite you to super “retreat” place in Japan called Koyasan. Koyasan is a major power spot in the temple town of Wakayama prefecture. You can choose to stay around 80 temples that offer lodging (Shukubo Experience). There are no super markets or Convenience store, neon lights, nor entertainment centers…